Classroom Resources: Quantitative Chemistry
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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.

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.

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.

Dimensional Analysis  Middle School, High School
Activity: Unit Conversion Online Tutorial
In this activity, students will interact with a webbased tutorial that uses a drag and drop interface in order to learn how to convert between units of measurement using dimensional analysis. The tutorial allows students to learn at their own pace, and also provides feedback while they are solving problems.

Accuracy, Measurements, Accuracy, Error Analysis, Error Analysis  High School
Lab: Glassware Accuracy
In this lab, students use different types of laboratory glassware to measure 50 mL of water and determine the accuracy of each piece of glassware.

Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Molar Mass  High School
Lab: Calculating Moles
In this lab, students will have the opportunity to practice conducting the chemist’s way of counting atoms and molecules by using the mole. They will determine the mass of various common elements and compounds and convert this data into values of moles, atoms and molecules. This will allow students to realize the connection between commonly used laboratory chemicals and the quantitative data and calculations that are such a fundamental part of chemistry.

Molecular Formula, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Scientific Notation, Molar Mass, Significant Figures  High School
Activity: Can You Color A Mole?
In this activity, students determine how many moles of paraffin are used when they color a piece of paper as well as how many molecules and moles of wax are in one crayon.