Classroom Resources: Quantitative Chemistry
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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.

Density, Accuracy, Measurements, Significant Figures, Accuracy, Error Analysis, Error Analysis  Middle School, High 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.

Density, Physical Properties, Measurements, Matter  Elementary School, Middle School, High 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  Elementary School, Middle School, High 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, 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.

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.

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.

Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements  High School
Lesson Plan: Molar Marks
In this lesson, students will better understand the mole concept by using chalk to write their name on a sidewalk and finding out the composition of chalk through research.

Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements  High School
Activity: Bring Me A Mole
In this lab, students take an abstract concept, the mole, and turn it into a real measurable concept.

Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Molar Mass  High School
Lab: It's Mole Time!
In this lab, students determine the number of moles of chalk used to write their name, the moles of sucrose ingested while chewing gum, and the moles of alcohol evaporated when using hand sanitizer.

Isotopes, Measurements, Atomic Mass  High School
Activity: Beanium Isotopes
In this activity, students will determine the average atomic mass of a sample of an imaginary element called Beanium.

Concentration, Acid Base Reactions, Molarity, Measurements, Titrations, Indicators, Strong vs Weak, pH, Equivalence Point  High School
Lab: Acid Base Reactions
In this lab, students will witness a reaction between an acid and base. One will be strong, and the other may be weak or strongit's up to them to determine.

Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Concentration, Acid Base Reactions, Molarity, Balancing Equations, Stoichiometry, Limiting Reactant, Chemical Change, Measurements, Titrations, Indicators, Graphing, Equivalence Point, Error Analysis, Error Analysis  High School
Lab: AcidBase Mole Ratio
In this lab, students study several concepts, including acidbase reactions, limiting reactants, and stoichiometry, by observing the contained reaction of acetic acid (diluted vinegar) with sodium hydrogen carbonate (baking soda) in an unconventional, cost effective titration.

Chemical Change, Concentration, Acid Base Reactions, Molarity, Balancing Equations, Stoichiometry, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Titrations, Indicators, Error Analysis  High School
Lab: Vinegar Quality Control
In this lab, students will perform a titration of a vinegar sample to determine if it is it close to the concentration claimed on the bottle.

Combustion, Accuracy, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Calorimetry, Heat, Specific Heat, Temperature, Exothermic & Endothermic, Heat of Combustion, Law of Conservation of Energy, Bond Energy, Error Analysis  High School
Lab: How Much Energy is in Your Snack Food?
In this lab, students will find the amount of heat energy stored in foods and compare heat calories with food calories.

Acid Base Reactions, Molarity, Net Ionic Equation, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Heat of Neutralization, Calorimetry, Specific Heat, Temperature, Exothermic & Endothermic, Bond Energy  High School
Lab: Heat of Neutralization
In this lab, students carry out an acid base reaction to calculate the heat of neutralization.

Density, Temperature, Density, Pressure, Measurements, Volume, Error Analysis, Error Analysis  High School
Lab: Gas Density and Relative Molecular Mass
In this lab, students will quantitatively determine the densities of four gases.

Gas Laws, Percent Yield, Stoichiometry, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Error Analysis  High School
Lab: Ideal Gas Law
In this lab, students use the reaction of an antacid table with water to inflate a balloon. They then use the ideal gas law to determine the number of moles of gas produced by the reaction.

Density, Temperature, Sublimation, Gas Laws, Density, Pressure, Phase Changes, Interdisciplinary, Physical Change, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Ideal Gas, Volume  High School
Demonstration: Ideal Gas Law using Carbon Dioxide
In this demonstration, students observe dry ice sublime while the CO2 gas fills a balloon. They then calculate the moles and volume of CO2 produced.