Classroom Resources: Electrochemistry
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Activity Series, Electron Transfer, Electrons  High School
Game: Activity Series Game Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)
In this game, students will explore the activity series of metals by pitting pairs of metals and metal ions against one another and observing which one steals electrons from the other. Students can play "capture the flag" and a pongstyle game where they use ions as the ball. Two extension activities have students view videos of realworld reactions and create a particulate model of what they observed.

Electricity, Electrolytic Cells, Electrons, Anode, Cathode  High School
Activity: Modeling Electron Movement in a Rechargeable Battery Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)
In this activity, students will model the electron movement in a rechargeable lithiumion battery that is found in a cellphone. This model will include understanding the mechanisms of charging and discharging.

Galvanic Cells, Half Reactions, Anode, Cathode, Reduction, Oxidation, Redox Reaction, Electron Transfer, Electrons, Electricity, Spontaneous Reactions , Spontaneous vs. Nonspontaneous Reactions, Electrolytic Cells  High School
Activity: Animation Activity: Galvanic Cells Mark as Favorite (3 Favorites)
In this activity, students will view an animation that explores how a galvanic cell works on a particulate level. Copper and zinc are the chemicals depicted in the spontaneous reaction. The transfer of electrons and involvement of the salt bridge are highlighted, in addition to the half reactions that take place for Zn (Zn → Zn2+ + 2 e) and Cu (2 e + Cu2+ → Cu).

Electron Transfer, Electrons, Electricity, Model of the Atom, Atoms, Subatomic Particles, Electrons, Observations  Middle School, High School
Lesson Plan: Understanding Static Electricity Mark as Favorite (3 Favorites)
In this lesson, students will complete a series of activities to explore how the imbalance of charges in materials creates static electricity and how those materials interact with others around them. They will describe the relationship between atomic structure, specifically the role of protons and electrons, and static electricity.

Reduction, Redox Reaction, Reduction Potentials, Galvanic Cells, Oxidation, Half Reactions, Cathode, Anode, Electron Transfer, Electrons, Concentration, Molarity, Net Ionic Equation, Nernst Equation  High School
Simulation: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells 2 Mark as Favorite (35 Favorites)
In this simulation, students can create a variety of standard and nonstandard condition galvanic/voltaic cells. Students will choose the metal and solution for each half cell, as well as the concentration of those solutions. They can build concentration cells and other nonstandard cells, record the cell potential from the voltmeter, and observe the corresponding oxidation and reduction half reactions.

Galvanic Cells, Reduction Potentials, Redox Reaction, Half Reactions, Electrons, Electron Transfer, Anode, Cathode, Oxidation, Reduction, Concentration, Net Ionic Equation, Molarity, Nernst Equation  High School
Activity: Simulation Activity: NonStandard Galvanic Cells Mark as Favorite (9 Favorites)
In this activity, students will use a simulation to create a variety of nonstandard condition galvanic/voltaic cells. This simulation allows students to choose the metal and solution for each half cell, as well as the concentration of those solutions. Students will build concentration cells and other nonstandard cells and record the cell potential from the voltmeter. They will compare the results of different data sets, write net ionic equations, and describe electron flow through a galvanic/voltaic cell from anode to cathode as well as the direction of migration of ions, anions towards the anode and cations towards the cathode.

Galvanic Cells, Redox Reaction, Reduction Potentials, Half Reactions, Cathode, Anode, Oxidation, Reduction, Electrons, Electron Transfer, Net Ionic Equation  High School
Simulation: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells Mark as Favorite (66 Favorites)
In this simulation, students select different metals and aqueous solutions to build a galvanic/voltaic cell that generates electrical energy and observe the corresponding oxidation and reduction half reactions.

Galvanic Cells, Reduction Potentials, Redox Reaction, Half Reactions, Cathode, Anode, Oxidation, Reduction, Electrons, Electron Transfer, Net Ionic Equation  High School
Activity: Simulation Activity: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells Mark as Favorite (33 Favorites)
In this activity, students will use a simulation to create a variety of galvanic/voltaic cells with different electrodes. They will record the cell potential from the voltmeter and will use their data to determine the reduction potential of each half reaction. Students will also identify anodes and cathodes, write half reaction equations and full chemical equations, and view what is happening in each half cell and the salt bridge on a molecular scale.

Activity Series, Chemical Change, Electrons, Electron Transfer, Balancing Equations, Chemical Change, Predicting Products, Observations, Acid Base Reactions  High School
Simulation: Metals In Aqueous Solutions Mark as Favorite (105 Favorites)
In this activity, students will run simulated tests of various metals in aqueous solutions to determine the relative reactivity of these metals. A total of eight metals will be observed in various combinations with the corresponding metal nitrate solutions and hydrochloric acid. Students will interpret the data collected to construct an activity series of the elements used in this simulation.

Activity Series, Electrons, Electron Transfer, Balancing Equations, Predicting Products, Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Observations  High School
Activity: Simulation Activity: Metals in Aqueous Solutions Mark as Favorite (8 Favorites)
In this activity, students will run simulated tests of various metals in aqueous solutions to determine the relative reactivity of these metals. A total of eight metals will be observed in various combinations with the corresponding metal nitrate solutions and hydrochloric acid. Students will interpret the data collected to construct an activity series of the elements used in this simulation.

Redox Reaction, Galvanic Cells, Reduction, Oxidation, Electrons, Electron Transfer, Cathode, Anode, Half Reactions  High School
Lesson Plan: How Fuel Cells Work Mark as Favorite (6 Favorites)
In this lesson students will investigate how fuel cells provide energy in modern cars. Students will have the opportunity to explore redox reactions, through both an online animation and a simulation in order to understand the potential of a fuel cell.

Redox Reaction, Gibb's Free Energy , Spontaneous Reactions , Reduction, Oxidation, Half Reactions, Galvanic Cells, Electrons, Electron Transfer, Cathode, Anode, Reduction Potentials, Exothermic & Endothermic, Spontaneous vs. Nonspontaneous Reactions, Dimensional Analysis  High School
Lesson Plan: How Far Can We Go? Mark as Favorite (7 Favorites)
In this lesson students compare energy densities of lead acid and lithium ion batteries to understand the relationship between electrochemical cell potentials and utilization of stored chemical energy.

Stoichiometry, Dimensional Analysis, Mole Concept, Gas Laws, Ideal Gas, Molarity, Concentration, Electrolysis, Electrons  High School
Lesson Plan: Stoichiometry Setup Method Mark as Favorite (65 Favorites)
In this lesson, students will learn how to follow a process of visual cues in combination with a stepbystep problem solving method for different types of stoichiometric problems. This method can be particularly beneficial for students who struggle with completing multistep calculations.

Galvanic Cells, Reduction, Oxidation, Half Reactions, Cathode, Anode, Redox Reaction, Electrons, Electron Transfer, Net Ionic Equation, Error Analysis  High School
Lab: FourWay Galvanic Cell Mark as Favorite (25 Favorites)
In this lab, students will build a simple galvanic cell to measure cell potential and will compare their data to theoretical calculations. Students will become more familiar with cells during this opportunity to investigate and compare numerous electrochemistry reactions.

Activity Series, Oxidation, Reduction, Redox Reaction, Electricity, Electrons, Electron Transfer, Reduction Potentials  High School
Lab: Reactivity & Electrochemistry Mark as Favorite (11 Favorites)
In this lab, students will relate cell potential to the activity series.

Chemical Change, Activity Series, Redox Reaction, Electrons, Electron Transfer, Reduction, Oxidation, Half Reactions, Galvanic Cells, Observations, Chemical Change  High School
Lesson Plan: Exploring Automotive Corrosion Mark as Favorite (9 Favorites)
In this lesson students will investigate the galvanic corrosion that can occur when different metals come in contact with each other in modern cars.

Electrostatic Forces, Subatomic Particles, Electrons, Electricity, Electrons, Graphing  High School
Lab: Electromagnetic Forces in the Atom Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)
In this lab, students will better understand that opposite charges attract each other, and like charges repel.

Electricity, Atoms, Electrons, Electrons, Culminating Project, Interdisciplinary  Elementary School, Middle School
Activity: Electrical Circuit Quiz Box Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)
In this activity, students will learn that the flow of electrons within a closed circuit make our lives easier. Students will construct a circuit quiz box that lights up when the correct question and answer are chosen.

Electricity, Energy & Thermodynamics, Law of Conservation of Energy, Anode, Cathode, Electron Transfer, Electrons, Subatomic Particles, Electrons  Middle School
Lesson Plan: Battery Basics Mark as Favorite (11 Favorites)
In this lesson students will explore the chemical reaction that occurs within a leadacid car battery and the role of the battery within a car prior to creating their own batteries.

Chemical Change, Classification of Reactions, Oxidation, Reduction, Redox Reaction, Electrons, Electron Transfer, Observations, Inferences, Chemical Change  Middle School
Lesson Plan: One Tube Reaction Mark as Favorite (5 Favorites)
In this lesson, students will observe a chemical change involving oxidation and reduction.

Chemical Change, Oxidation, Reduction, Redox Reaction, Electrons, Electron Transfer  Middle School
Lesson Plan: Old Rusty Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)
In this lesson, students will explore the concept of oxidation of metals by creating designs on fabric or paper using rusty objects.