Classroom Resources: Quantitative Chemistry


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  • 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.

  • Percent Composition, Percent Composition, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis | High School

    Lab: Percent Composition of Bubble Gum

    In this lab, students will be introduced to the concept of percent composition. Students will determine the amount of sweetener in various brands of gum by determining the mass difference of the gum before and after it is chewed.

  • 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 Yield, Stoichiometry, Limiting Reactant, Dimensional Analysis | High School

    Activity: Cookie Stoichiometry

    In this activity, students use a chocolate chip cookie recipe to answer questions related to stoichiometry, percent yield, and limiting reactants.

  • 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 real-life applications of chemistry, as well as essential mathematic and measurement skills.

  • Observations, Density, Inferences, Identifying an Unknown, Measurements, Scientific Method, Error Analysis | High School

    Lab: Colors of the Rainbow

    In this lab, students will practice density calculations and put their calculations to test by creating their own density column.

  • Chemical Change, Reaction Rate, Catalysts, Balancing Equations, Percent Yield, Stoichiometry, Chemical Change, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Scientific Method, Error Analysis, Experimental Design, Error Analysis | High School

    Lesson Plan: Catalysis & Catalytic Converters

    In this lesson students will be introduced to catalysts while expanding their knowledge of chemical reactions and stoichiometry. They will first learn about catalytic converters and then be challenged to create the best “catalytic converter” of hydrogen peroxide to oxygen gas in an inquiry-based activity.

  • 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, Significant Figures, Molar Mass | 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

    Activity: Bring Me A Mole

    In this lab, students take an abstract concept, the mole, and turn it into a real measurable concept.

  • Density, Review, Accuracy, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Accuracy, Error Analysis, Experimental Design | Middle School, High School

    Lab: Bowling Ball—Will it Sink or Float in Water?

    In this lab, students will find the density of a bowling ball to determine whether it will sink or float in water.

  • 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.

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