Classroom Resources: Quantitative Chemistry
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Density, Gas Laws, Density, Pressure, Phase Changes, Physical Change, Temperature, Sublimation, Interdisciplinary, 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.

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, Gas Laws, Density, Pressure, Temperature, Chemical Change, Balancing Equations, Stoichiometry, Chemical Change, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Dimensional Analysis, Ideal Gas, Volume, Graphing  High School
Lesson Plan: The Gas Laws 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 Gas Laws to your students.

Balancing Equations, Stoichiometry, Limiting Reactant, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis  High School
Activity: Sweet Stoichiometry Reactions
In this activity, students will use candy to investigate stoichiometry and molegram relationships in chemical equations, but could also be used to introduce the concept of limiting reactants.

Stoichiometry, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis  High School
Lesson Plan: How to do Stoichiometry Problems
In this lesson, students learn templates for performing stoichiometry problems. They then put the methods to the test with a practice worksheet.

Combustion, Exothermic & Endothermic, Calorimetry, Heat, Specific Heat, Temperature, Heat of Combustion, Accuracy, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, 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.

Exothermic & Endothermic, Reduction, Redox Reaction, Reduction Potentials, Galvanic Cells, Dimensional Analysis, Oxidation, Half Reactions, Cathode, Anode, Gibb's Free Energy , Spontaneous Reactions , Electron Transfer, Electrons, Spontaneous vs. Nonspontaneous Reactions, Spontaneous Reactions  High School
Lesson Plan: How Far Can We Go?
In this lesson students compare energy densities of lead acid and lithium ion batteries to understand the relationship between electrochemical cell potentials and utilization of stored chemical energy.

Gas Laws, Concentration, Molarity, Stoichiometry, Electrolysis, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Ideal Gas, Electrons  High School
Lesson Plan: Stoichiometry Setup Method
In this lesson, students will learn how to follow a process of visual cues in combination with a stepbystep problem solving method for different types of stoichiometric problems. This method can be particularly beneficial for students who struggle with completing multistep calculations.

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

Observations, Density, Physical Properties, Interdisciplinary, Measurements, Graphing, Error Analysis, Error Analysis  High School
Lab: Graphing Density
In this lab, students will collect data and then use graphing to determine the density values of unknown metal samples.

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.

Solute & Solvent, Concentration, Molarity, Stoichiometry, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Tyndall Effect  High School
Activity: Solubility & Solutions
In this inquiry activity, students investigate types of solutions, identifying the solute and solvent, and classifying each solution. They them solve stoichiometry problems involving solutions of different concentrations.

Gas Laws, Pressure, Temperature, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Molecular Motion, SI Units, Volume  Middle School, High School
Activity: Simulation Activity: Gas Law Variables
In this simulation, students investigate variables of a gas. From the computer models, they can see how pressure, temperature, and volume effect gas behavior.

Balancing Equations, Stoichiometry, Limiting Reactant, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements  High School
Activity: S'more Stoichiometry
In this activity, students determine the number of graham crackers and chocolate pieces required to complete a “reaction” with a given quantity of marshmallows (the limiting reactant). They then use the same thought process with a problem involving a real chemical reaction.

Density, Density, Pressure, Temperature, 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.

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.

Concentration, Molarity, Percent Yield, Stoichiometry, Classification of Reactions, Limiting Reactant, Chemical Change, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis  High School
Demonstration: First Day Review
In this demonstration, students see evidence of a chemical reaction.

Law of Definite Proportions, Molecular Formula, Stoichiometry, Classification of Reactions, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis  High School
Lab: Finding the Formula of Magnesium Oxide
In this lab, students will recognize that oxygen has mass and that heating can involve and increase in mass as an element reacts to become an oxide

Concentration, Precipitate, Net Ionic Equation, Balancing Equations, Stoichiometry, Limiting Reactant, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis  High School
Lab: Finding CO<sub>2</sub> Mass in your Breath
In this lab, students will measure how much carbon dioxide they exhale by reacting their exhaled breath with lime water (calcium hydroxide).

Interdisciplinary, Culminating Project, Balancing Equations, Combustion, Stoichiometry, Heat of Combustion, Dimensional Analysis  High School
Lesson Plan: Redesigning a Car for the Environment
Chemland’s city public transportation board has requested the class to help them determine the direction the city should move towards in reducing the carbon footprint. Students will be divided into groups and will come up with proposals of how to reduce the carbon footprint from carbon dioxide released from vehicles. The groups will represent different ways to reduce the carbon footprint via an alternative fuel source or a new technology. They will debate their findings to determine the direction that the city council should move towards to reduce the carbon footprint.

Percent Yield, Stoichiometry, Classification of Reactions, Chemical Change, Reduction, Activity Series, Redox Reaction, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Oxidation, Error Analysis  High School
Lab: Extracting Copper From Ore
In this lab, students extract copper from copper carbonate using two different methods, and then determine which industrial method is most effective.

Observations, Separating Mixtures, Conservation of Matter, Conservation of Mass, Lab Safety, Chemical Change, Balancing Equations, Percent Yield, Conservation of Mass, Classification of Reactions, Chemical Change, Accuracy, Chemical Properties, Conservation of Matter, Error Analysis  High School
Lab: Reactions of Copper
In this lab, students will convert copper metal into different copper compounds and then back to copper to illustrate conservation of matter.

Observations, Density, Gas Laws, Density, Pressure, Temperature, Measurements, Matter, Volume, Graphing  Middle School, High School
Lab: Pressure Bottle
In this lab, students determine the relationship between volume and pressure of a gas and its temperature and address the common misconception that air does not have mass or density.

Mole Concept  High School
Activity: Popcorn Counting Unit
In this activity, students develop a new method of counting objects, called the PCU, and compare this method to the concept of the mole.

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.