Classroom Resources: Molecules & Bonding
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Chemical Change, Intermolecular Forces, Polymers, Polarity, Molecular Structure, Intermolecular Forces, Scientific Method, Monomer | Middle School
In this lesson, students will learn about how polymers, specifically superabsorbent polymers, work. Through lab activities, students will investigate polymer properties.
Physical Properties, Intermolecular Forces, Polymers, Molecular Structure | High School
In this lesson students are introduced to polymeric materials by exploring polymers (mostly plastics) used in automobiles. Students will learn about the features that all polymeric materials have in common and the features that distinguish one polymer from another on the molecular level. Students will learn how the molecular differences translate into property differences. The selection of a polymer with the right properties for any particular application is of critical importance in an automobile.
Polymers, Polymers, Molecular Structure, Chemical Change, Chemical Bond, Molecular Structure , Monomer, Monomer | Middle School
In this lesson students will use lab activities and discussion to explore polymers and their use in 3D printing, with an emphasis on the benefits of 3D printing in automotive manufacturing.
Physical Properties, Identifying an Unknown, Intermolecular Forces, Molecular Structure, Scientific Method, Graphing, Error Analysis, Experimental Design | High School
In this lesson students will determine how temperature affects viscosity and relate the data to the structure of motor oil and the optimal functioning of a car.
Interdisciplinary, Molecular Structure, Scientific Method | Middle School
In this lesson, students will look at the chemistry of the molecules of carbohydrates, fats, and lipids, and they will use this information to determine a diet for their mealworm and will collect information about the mealworm to test a hypothesis.
Separating Mixtures, Physical Properties, Melting Point, Phase Changes, Distillation, Intermolecular Forces, Isomers, Molecular Structure, Intermolecular Forces, Molecular Structure , Boiling Point, Molecular Geometry, Isomers | High School
In this activity, students will use models to explore structural isomers, and create explanations for the impact of structure on intermolecular forces (London dispersion) and physical properties (boiling point).
Physical Properties, History, Interdisciplinary, Polymers, Molecular Structure, Scientific Method, Experimental Design | High School
In this lesson students will learn about polymerization, specifically as it pertains to rubber tires and other materials in a vehicle. Students will take on the role of an engineer, and will investigate physical properties of different polymers and/or elastomers to determine the best material to use for an assigned product.
Conservation of Matter, Elements, Interdisciplinary, Conservation of Mass, Molecular Structure, Molecular Formula, Balancing Equations, Reversible Reactions, Chemical Change, Matter, Photosynthesis, Monomer | Elementary School
In this lesson, students will explore a simple, but key, biochemical reaction: photosynthesis.
Physical Properties, Mixtures, Solubility, Melting Point, Freezing Point, Solute & Solvent, Intermolecular Forces, Polarity, Molecular Structure, Intermolecular Forces, Boiling Point, Lewis Structures, Mixtures, Intramolecular Forces, Graphing | High School
In this lesson, students investigate how intermolecular forces effect physical properties by investigating substances’ melting points as well as solubility.
Physical Properties, Polymers, Polymers, Molecular Structure | High School
In this activity, students will discover how the entanglement in cooked spaghetti depends on the length of the spaghetti strands and relate this discovery to polymeric materials.
Molecular Structure, Molecular Formula, Molecular Structure , Functional Groups, Oxidation, Saturated vs. Unsaturated | High School
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Renewable Energy, Interdisciplinary, Distillation, Chemical Change, Molecular Structure, Combustion, Stoichiometry, Chemical Change, Molecular Structure , Enthalpy | High School
In this lesson students will explore the world of automobile alternative energy sources through the study of biofuels. They will design and create an e-book that illustrates and explains one of the provided topics or an original idea approved by the teacher.
Solubility, Solute & Solvent, Precipitate, Covalent Bonding, Ionic Bonding, Molecular Structure, Saturated/Unsaturated/Supersaturated | Middle School, High School
In this lab, students create a snow globe by taking advantage of benzoic acid’s solubility properties in hot water.
Physical Properties, Mixtures, Molecular Structure, Mixtures | Elementary School, Middle School, High School
In this demonstration, the teacher will create a sequence of mixtures in a single test tube. Water, oil, food coloring and soap will be used in this demonstration to introduce the concepts of heterogeneous and homogeneous solutions as well as the idea of miscibility. Students will also have the opportunity to analyze the properties, such as surface tension of each component used.
History, Covalent Bonding, Molecular Structure, Molecular Formula, Functional Groups | High School
In this activity, students read Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson’s book Napoleon’s Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History. They discuss the book in class and complete a written assignment based on the chemistry and history highlighted in the book.
Elements, Atoms, Interdisciplinary, Naming Compounds, Molecular Structure, Chemical Bond, Matter | Elementary School
In this lesson, students explore the structure of matter by designing, building, comparing, and evaluating models of a variety of simple molecules.