Classroom Resources: Kinetics


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  • Redox Reaction, Oxidation, Reduction, Half Reactions, Reaction Rate, Reaction Rate | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Stop The Science: Redox Regulation

    In this lab, students will investigate oxidation-reduction reactions while creating a complex picture using reactions of copper solutions on aluminum foil. Students will also apply previous knowledge of reaction rate to adjust concentrations, allowing for artistic expression such as shadowing and layering in their artwork.

  • Reaction Rate, Catalysts, Experimental Design, Chemical Change, Reaction Rate, Chemical Change | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Investigating Fast and Slow Reaction Rates

    In this lesson, students will review the characteristics of chemical changes and then use a catalyst and an inhibitor to explore the reaction rate of the oxidation of iron.

  • Reaction Rate, Concentration, Reaction Rate | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: How Fast Can We Remove Tough Stains?

    In this lab, students explore how temperature and concentration can affect reaction rate. Using various mixtures of OxiClean solutions, blue food coloring, and water students conduct several tests and draw conclusions based on their results.

  • Molecular Structure, Catalysts | High School

    Video: Ingenious Video 1: The Strange Chemistry Behind Why You Get Sick on Planes

    The compound ozone, a known respiratory irritant, exists in high concentrations at flight altitudes, making the “fresh air” sucked in by air conditioners at those heights, well, not so fresh. In fact ozone exposure may be responsible for many of the short-term discomforts we associate with air travel. What’s more, ozone can react with other compounds in the air -- even the oils of our skin -- to produce other toxic compounds, like aldehydes and ketones. Some planes have catalytic converters, like the ones in cars, which use transition metals to turn ozone into breathable oxygen. But not every plane has one!

  • Molecular Structure, Catalysts | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Ingenious: The Strange Chemistry Behind Why You Get Sick on Planes Video Questions

    In this activity, students will answer questions while watching the video, The Strange Chemistry Behind Why You Get Sick on Planes, from the Ingenious series produced by the American Chemical Society. Each episode investigates a different topic related to how leading-edge chemistry is taking on the world’s most urgent issues to advance everyone’s quality of life and secure our shared future. This episode investigates the compound ozone and why it might be responsible for some of the discomforts associated with air travel.

  • Reduction, Oxidation, Redox Reaction, Catalysts, Activation Energy, Combustion | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Catalytic Converters Video Questions

    In this activity, students will watch a video and answer related questions about the role of a catalytic converter and its corresponding chemical reactions within a vehicle. Students will learn about both oxidation and reduction reactions as well as the purpose of a catalyst.

  • Reaction Rate, Activation Energy, Catalysts, Reaction Rate | High School

    Lesson Plan: Kinetics Unit Plan

    The AACT high school classroom resource library and multimedia collection has everything you need to put together a unit plan for your classroom: lessons, activities, labs, projects, videos, simulations, and animations. We constructed a unit plan using AACT resources that is designed to teach the topic of kinetics to your students.

  • Reaction Rate, Order of Reaction , Activation Energy, Catalysts, Rate Constant, Rate Determining Step, Reaction Rate | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Reaction Mechanisms

    In this lesson students explore reaction mechanisms and their connection to rate laws and energy profile graphs through a game, relay race, and finally a chemical demonstration.

  • Equilibrium Constants, Reaction Quotient, Activation Energy, Energy Diagrams, Catalysts, Enthalpy, Entropy, Spontaneous vs. Non-spontaneous Reactions | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Making Connections in Kinetics, Equilibrium and Thermochemistry

    In this lesson students will understand the connections between the equilibrium constant (K) and the reaction quotient (Q) as well as how they determine the favorability of a reaction. Additionally students will be able to determine if a reaction is kinetically favored or thermodynamically favored.

  • Reaction Rate, Activation Energy, Hess's Law, Exothermic & Endothermic, Le Châtelier's Principle | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Kinetics and Equilibrium

    In this lab, students will investigate the reaction of the hydrogen sulfite ion (HSO3-) and the iodate ion (IO3-) to determine the effect that changing concentration and temperature has on the reaction rate.

  • Reaction Rate, Reaction Rate | Middle School, High School

    Simulation: Reaction Rates

    In the May 2018 simulation, students investigate several factors that can affect the initial rate of a chemical reaction, including concentration, temperature, surface area of the reactants, and addition of a catalyst.

  • Reaction Rate, Reaction Rate | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Simulation Activity: Investigating Reaction Rates

    In this simulation, students will have the opportunity to investigate several factors that can affect the initial rate of a chemical reaction. Students will have the opportunity to manipulate several variables including concentration, temperature, or surface area of the reactants as well as the addition of a catalyst during the simulation. These reaction rates will be compared to a controlled reaction. Students will interpret a simplified qualitative representation of the reaction as well as analyze corresponding data organized on a graph.

  • Catalysts, Order of Reaction , Activation Energy, Lewis Structures, Resonance, Molecular Geometry, Activation Energy, Energy Diagrams | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: The Downside to Catalysts - An Exploration of CFC's on the Ozone Layer

    In this lesson students will make observations of a colorful homogenous catalyst and intermediate in a reaction demonstration that will spark their interests. They will then work in teams to analyze graphs and data sets in order to make a real-world connection to AP topics in kinetics such as catalysts, intermediates and reaction mechanisms by exploring how CFCs work to break down the ozone layer. Students will also investigate and discuss this environmental issue.

  • Reaction Rate, Reaction Rate, Chemical Change | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Comparing Rates of Reaction

    In this demonstration, students observe the effect of temperature, concentration, and particle size on the rate of a chemical reaction.

  • Reaction Rate, Activation Energy, Catalysts, Combustion, Reaction Rate | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Rates of Reactions

    In this series of demonstrations, students will be introduced to factors that affect the rates of chemical reactions. They will observe and record their observations, while also describing the rate-influencing factor for each demonstration as well as evidence supporting whether or not the reaction rate was increased or decreased by the factor.

  • Classification of Reactions, Chemical Change, Catalysts, Observations | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Catalyst in Motion

    This demonstration allows students to visualize how a catalyst can impact a chemical reaction. Students will also identify the products of a decomposition reaction, as well as determine if the reaction was endothermic or exothermic based on their observations.

  • Chemical Change, Mixtures, Reaction Rate | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: The Disappearing Color

    In this lab, students will create a solution to observe a chemical change between food coloring in water and bleach. They will also develop the process skills of predicting, observing, and measuring temperature.

  • Chemical Change, Reaction Rate, Reaction Rate, Phase Changes | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Plop & Fizz Investigation

    In the demonstration the teacher will perform a reaction between water and Alka-Seltzer in order to generate the release of carbon dioxide. Students will observe the chemical reaction, while timing the release of carbon dioxide and observe 3 states of matter. This will be repeated 3 times, each time increasing the number of tablets used.

  • Reduction, Oxidation, Redox Reaction, Catalysts, Activation Energy, Combustion | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Catalytic Converters Video

    This video investigates the role of a catalytic converter and its corresponding chemical reactions within a vehicle. Students will learn about both oxidation and reduction reactions and how they, in combination with a catalyst, can impact the molecules released in a car’s exhaust.

  • Combustion, Limiting Reactant, Catalysts, Gas Laws, Stoichiometry, Activation Energy, Enthalpy, Energy Diagrams, Experimental Design | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Launching Rockets

    In this lab, students create a stoichiometric mixture of hydrogen and oxygen gases to launch a soda bottle rocket.

  • Chemical Change, Exothermic & Endothermic, Redox Reaction, Reaction Rate | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Potassium Permanganate Demo

    In this demo, students witness two chemicals that take some time to react. The KMnO4 and glycerin come into contact and appear not to react, but then a flame results. This is an example of an exothermic redox reaction.

  • Reaction Rate, Order of Reaction , Graphing | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Kinetic Approach to Water Flow

    This lab uses the principles of chemical kinetics without using a chemical reaction. It’s an effective means to introduce the important relationship between concentration and time at an introductory level. Students will have the opportunity to analyze data and make important connections through graphing their data.

  • Reaction Rate, Chemical Change, Observations, Chemical Change, Reaction Rate, Catalysts | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: To What DEGREE Does it Matter

    In this lab the students will explore how factors such as temperature may influence chemical reactions. Students will use citric acid and sodium bicarbonate (Alka-Seltzer) and a catalyst (water) to induce a reaction at varying degrees. Observations will be made of the rate at which the reactions take place under these varying conditions. The students will make predictions of how the temperature of the water will affect the chemical reaction. They will use a stop watch to time the reaction between the Alka-Seltzer and the varying temperatures of water and graph their observations for analysis, they will compare data to deduce whether temperature has any influence during a chemical reaction.

  • Titrations, Equivalence Point, Indicators, Acid Base Reactions, Chemical Change, Salts, Molarity, Reaction Rate, Order of Reaction , Error Analysis | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Titration Lab with Kinetics

    In this lab, students calculate the molarity of an unknown using a titration and also by solving for a dilution.

  • Combustion, Chemical Change, Catalysts, Acid Base Reactions, Chemical Change, Balancing Equations, Classification of Reactions, Observations, Chemical Change | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Stop & Go Gases

    In this demonstration, students will witness the ability of carbon dioxide to extinguish a flame and oxygen to feed a flame. They will also be introduced to the concept of catalysts. This demonstration could also be used as an opportunity to practice writing and balancing equations and classifying chemical reactions.

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