Classroom Resources: Quantitative Chemistry
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Scientific Notation, Dimensional Analysis, 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.

Dimensional Analysis  High School, Middle 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.

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.

Titrations, Equivalence Point, Indicators, Acid Base Reactions, Chemical Change, Salts, Molarity, Reaction Rate, Order of Reaction , Error Analysis  High School
Lab: Titration Lab with Kinetics
In this lab, students calculate the molarity of an unknown using a titration and also by solving for a dilution.

Density, Measurements, Graphing, Experimental Design, Scientific Method, Physical Properties, Error Analysis, Significant Figures, Error Analysis  High School
Lab: Investigating the Density of an Irregular Solid Object
In this lab, students will use common laboratory equipment to devise a method to measure the density of several irregular objects. They will then create a formal laboratory report using both their own data and data from the entire class.

Gas Laws, Sublimation, Ideal Gas, Volume, Temperature, Pressure, Density, Phase Changes, Interdisciplinary, Density, Physical Change, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements  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.

Gas Laws, Ideal Gas, Volume, Temperature, Pressure, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Density, Graphing, Density, Chemical Change, Stoichiometry, Balancing Equations, Chemical Change, Dimensional Analysis  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.

Limiting Reactant, Stoichiometry, Balancing Equations, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Molar Mass  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, Dimensional Analysis, Mole Concept  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.

Calorimetry, Law of Conservation of Energy, Combustion, Heat of Combustion, Specific Heat, Heat, Exothermic & Endothermic, Bond Energy, Temperature, Measurements, Accuracy, Dimensional Analysis, 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.

Redox Reaction, Gibb's Free Energy , Spontaneous Reactions , Reduction, Oxidation, Half Reactions, Galvanic Cells, Electrons, Electron Transfer, Cathode, Anode, Reduction Potentials, Exothermic & Endothermic, Spontaneous vs. Nonspontaneous Reactions, Spontaneous Reactions, Dimensional Analysis  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.

Stoichiometry, Dimensional Analysis, Mole Concept, Gas Laws, Ideal Gas, Molarity, Concentration, Electrolysis, 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.

Heat of Neutralization, Acid Base Reactions, Exothermic & Endothermic, Temperature, Specific Heat, Calorimetry, Bond Energy, Net Ionic Equation, Molarity, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Mole Concept  High School
Lab: Heat of Neutralization
In this lab, students carry out an acidbase reaction to calculate the heat of neutralization based on experimental data. This lab will reinforce the concepts of exothermic and endothermic processes, system and surroundings, and heat of reaction (specifically, neutralization).

Density, Physical Properties, Graphing, Interdisciplinary, Observations, Error Analysis, Measurements, 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, Error Analysis, Accuracy, 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, Molarity, Tyndall Effect, Concentration, Stoichiometry, Dimensional Analysis, Mole Concept  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.

Kinetic Molecular Theory, Pressure, Gas Laws, Volume, Temperature, SI Units, Molecular Motion  High School, Middle 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, Limiting Reactant, Stoichiometry, Dimensional Analysis, Mole Concept, 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, Pressure, Temperature, Volume, Density, Error Analysis, Error Analysis, Measurements  High School
Lab: Gas Density and Relative Molecular Mass
In this lab, students will quantitatively determine the densities of four gases.

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

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

Molecular Formula, Stoichiometry, Law of Definite Proportions, Dimensional Analysis, Mole Concept, Classification of Reactions  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

Limiting Reactant, Concentration, Net Ionic Equation, Stoichiometry, Balancing Equations, Precipitate, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis  High School
Lab: Finding CO_{2} Mass in your Breath
In this lab, students will measure how much carbon dioxide they exhale by reacting their exhaled breath with limewater (calcium hydroxide solution). Students will practice writing balanced equations and completing masstomass stoichiometric calculations.

Combustion, Heat of Combustion, Stoichiometry, Balancing Equations, Dimensional Analysis, Interdisciplinary, Culminating Project  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.