Classroom Resources: Quantitative Chemistry
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Observations, Density, Measurements  High School, Middle School
Lab: Penny Boats
In this lab, students will explore Archimedes’ Principle and how it relates to density. Each student will be given a piece of aluminum foil and asked to design and build a boat that will hold as many pennies as possible without sinking when placed in water.

Density, Identifying an Unknown, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Molar Mass  High School
Lab: Chemistry Composition Challenge
In this inquiry based lab, students will design a method to solve three chemistry problems involving moles, molecules, and density.

Accuracy, Measurements, Significant Figures, SI Units  High School, Middle School
Activity: Simulation Activity: Measuring Volume
In this simulation, students will participate in a 10 question quiz. The quiz questions are each made of two parts, with the first part requiring the student to analyze an image of a graduated cylinder in order to report an accurate measurement. Students must use the correct number of digits based on the markings presented on the cylinder when reporting the measurement. In the second portion of the question the students will determine the uncertainty value of the graduated cylinder, again by analyzing its markings. The simulation is made up of several different sizes of graduated cylinders, each containing unique markings, so students will be challenged to analyze each individually.

Stoichiometry, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis  High School
Lesson Plan: Map It Out!
In this lesson, students should be able to use a graphic organizer to help them solve stoichiometry problems. This lesson utilizes the Cornell note format.

Percent Composition, Elements, Periodic Table  Middle School
Activity: The Universe of Elements
In this activity, students are introduced to the periodic table and its elements. Student will discuss that all material in the Universe is composed of elements and that the atom is the smallest particle that still has the physical and chemical properties of any given element. Students will engage in an activity to determine the percent composition of common elements in the universe, and based on their results they will hypothesize the identity of each element based on its relative abundance.

Density, Measurements  High School
Lab: Can it Float?
In this lab, students will investigate the relationships between mass, volume, density and buoyancy in common objects. Students will be tasked with determining the volume of a variety of objects as well as interpreting the meaning of their buoyancy in water.

Density, Measurements  Middle School, Elementary School
Lab: Weight Just a Minute!
In this lab, students will learn how volume and mass affect density as they make comparisons and calculations.

Mixtures, Interdisciplinary, Concentration, Measurements, Scientific Method  High School, Middle School
Lab: Effect of Salt Concentration on Plants
In this lab, students will observe how salt concentration can affect the structure of a potato tuber.

Density, Percent Composition, Accuracy, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Scientific Notation, Significant Figures, SI Units  High School
Lesson Plan: Chemical Measurement Unit Plan
The AACT High School Classroom Resource library 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 for introducing concepts student need to collect and use chemical measurements: Percent Composition, Metric Units, Accuracy and Precision, Percent Error, Density, Scientific Notation, Significant Figures, and Unit Conversion. This unit is designed to be used at beginning of the school year and modified based on student math abilities.

Dimensional Analysis, SI Units  High School
Lesson Plan: Dimensional Analysis and Unit Conversion
In this lesson, students will learn how to use dimensional analysis for unit conversion problems. They will then practice the skill on several chemistrybased conversion problems.

Density, Accuracy, Measurements, Significant Figures, Accuracy, Error Analysis, Error Analysis  High School, Middle School
Lab: Significant Figures and Lab Data
In this lesson, students will use laboratory equipment of different precision to collect data for several different metals, and then use the data to calculate the density of each. They will then compare their calculated densities to accepted values and determine the combination of equipment that leads to the most accurate calculation of density.

Stoichiometry, Limiting Reactant, Dimensional Analysis  High School
Lesson Plan: Map to Solving Limiting Reactant Problems
In this lesson, students will learn how to follow a stepbystep problem solving method for limiting reactant stoichiometry problems. This method can be particularly beneficial for students who struggle with completing these calculations.

Physical Properties, History, Accuracy, Temperature  High School, Middle School, Elementary School
Video: The Temperature Guys Video
This video tells the story of how temperature as we currently know it evolved. The first thermometers invented in the early 1600s are very different than ones we use today!

Stoichiometry, Conservation of Mass, Limiting Reactant, Mole Concept  High School
Animation: Limiting Reactant Animation
In this animation, students will visualize on the particulate level what happens in a limiting reactant problem. A number of limiting reactant scenarios are animated, including a simple example of how to build a bike to introduce the concept of limiting reactant. Conservation of mass is also demonstrated by calculating masses from the mole quantities of the reactants and products. **This video has no audio**

Density, Physical Properties, Measurements, Matter  High School, Middle School, Elementary School
Animation: Density Animation
"In this animation, students will visualize density on the particulate level. There are opportunities to make qualitative and quantitative comparisons between substances. **This video has no audio**"

Observations, History, Conservation of Mass, Measurements, SI Units  High School, Middle School, Elementary School
Video: Antoine Lavoisier Video
This video tells the story of Antoine Lavoisier who many consider to be the father or modern chemistry. Lavoisier discovered oxygen and hydrogen and first proposed the Law of Conservation of Mass.

Gas Laws, History, Mole Concept, Measurements, Ideal Gas  High School
Video: Amedeo Avogadro Video
This video tells the story of Amedeo Avogadro, the scientist given credit for the mole concept, but who discovered other things in chemistry too.

Percent Composition  Middle School, High School
Lab: Percent Composition of M&M's
In this lesson, students explore the idea of percent composition by investigating different varieties of M&M’s.

Percent Composition, Measurements  High School
Lab: Percent Composition
In this lab, students will calculate the percent composition of sugar in gum and the percent composition of water in popcorn kernels.

Scientific Notation  Middle School, High School
Activity: Scientific Notation
In this activity, students are actively involved in putting numbers into scientific notation and taking numbers out of scientific notation.

Dimensional Analysis, Scientific Notation, SI Units  High School
Lesson Plan: Using Scientific Notation in Chemistry
In this lesson, students will solve a variety of realworld problems using scientific notation. Students will listen to a convoluted radio conversation about coffee which will relate to a mathbased problem that this lesson is developed around. Students will begin to recognize the benefits of using scientific notation in their calculations.

Percent Composition, Measurements  High School
Lab: Mineral Investigation
In this lab, students will put their problem solving skills to work as a team to determine how many specific samples of ore can be made from a lode equivalent to the size of their classroom. This lab is perfect for the start of the school year to engage students in reallife applications of chemistry, as well as essential mathematic and measurement skills.

Density, Introduction, Interdisciplinary, Accuracy, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Scientific Notation, Significant Figures, Accuracy, Error Analysis, Error Analysis  High School
Lab: Math and Measurement
In this lab, students will practice introductory math skills that will be used in chemistry all year. This includes metric conversion, significant figures, scientific notation, dimensional analysis, density, percent error, accuracy and precision, as well as using lab equipment.

Introduction, Accuracy, Measurements, SI Units  High School
Activity: Mysteriously Melodramatic & Maniacal Metric Measurements
In this activity, students predict the measurements of objects using metric units. They then take the actual measurements and compare them to their predictions.

Interdisciplinary, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Significant Figures, Accuracy, Error Analysis  High School
Lab: Nanoscale and SelfAssembly
In this lab, students determine both the diameter of one single BB and the length of an oleic acid molecule.