Classroom Resources: Quantitative Chemistry


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  • 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.

  • 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, 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.

  • 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.

  • Balancing Equations, Percent Yield, Stoichiometry, Classification of Reactions, Chemical Change, Accuracy, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Error Analysis | High School

    Lab: Baking Soda Stoichiometry

    In this lab, students will decompose baking soda and use stoichiometry to determine the proper balanced chemical equation of its decomposition.

  • Concentration, Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Molarity, Balancing Equations, Stoichiometry, Limiting Reactant, Chemical Change, Titrations, Indicators, Measurements, Acid Base Reactions, Graphing, Error Analysis, Error Analysis, Equivalence Point | High School

    Lab: Acid-Base Mole Ratio

    In this lab, students study several concepts, including acid-base 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.

  • Gas Laws, Balancing Equations, Stoichiometry, Chemical Change, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Volume | High School

    Project: Air Bag Stoichiometry

    In this lab, students make real-world connections of stoichiometry with the design of car air bags.

  • Concentration, Molarity, Stoichiometry, Limiting Reactant, Indicators, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Acid Base Reactions, pH | High School

    Lab: Acid/Base Stoichiometry

    In this lab, students experience a limiting reactant and can physically see the difference in amounts of product generated. They also see which reactant is in excess.

  • Concentration, Molarity, Titrations, Indicators, Strong vs Weak, Measurements, Acid Base Reactions, Equivalence Point, pH | 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 strong--it's up to them to determine.

  • Interdisciplinary, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Significant Figures, Accuracy, Error Analysis | High School

    Lab: Nanoscale and Self-Assembly

    In this lab, students determine both the diameter of one single BB and the length of an oleic acid molecule.

  • 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.

  • Density, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis | High School

    Lab: Moles of Food

    In this lab, students will analyze the nutrition label of a variety of foods to find the amount of specific elements in each serving. Students are asked to evaluate and compare the data in a series of questions, in order to convert the values to moles. This lab gives students the opportunity to see the connection between the chemistry mole concept and everyday foods.

  • Balancing Equations, Stoichiometry, Classification of Reactions, Limiting Reactant, Error Analysis | High School

    Lab: Mole Relationships in a Single Displacement Reaction

    In this lab, students will carry out a reaction between metallic copper and an aqueous solution of silver nitrate to determine the mole ratio between the reactants and the products and write a balanced equation based on the data.

  • Mixtures, Solute & Solvent, Concentration, Molarity, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements | High School

    Lab: Molarity of a Solution

    In this lab, students calculate concentrations of and perform dilutions of Kool-Aid and juice solutions.

  • 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.

  • Separating Mixtures, Percent Composition, Interdisciplinary, Measurements, Mixtures | Middle School

    Lab: Metallic Breakfast

    In this lab, students will separate iron filings from iron-fortified breakfast cereals. Students will use the recorded data to conduct percent composition calculations.

  • 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, Percent Composition, Percent Composition, Scientific Method | Middle School

    Lab: Mass Percent

    In this lesson, students will develop a theory of how to calculate percent composition.

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