Classroom Resources: Quantitative Chemistry


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  • Measurements, Graphing, Interdisciplinary | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Modeling Algae Growth Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will read a ChemMatters article about the science of algal blooms to learn how the blooms affect ecosystems. While developing their understanding, students will create a mathematical model to predict algal growth.

  • Measurements, SI Units, Mole Concept, Physical Properties, Density | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Animation Activity: Units of Chemistry Mark as Favorite (10 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will view an animation that explores the importance of including units to communicate the value of measurements effectively. The animation presents definitions, units of measurement, and measuring tools for physical properties that are commonly measured or calculated in chemistry class: mass, length, temperature, volume, amount (moles), and density.

  • Atomic Structure, Atomic Mass, Electrons, Ions, Subatomic Particles, Chemistry Basics, Density, Periodic Table, Dimensional Analysis, Mole Concept | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: A Pound of Numbers Mark as Favorite (14 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will review a series of fundamental chemistry questions and select the answer from two choices provided. Upon completion, the sum of all the correct answers will equal the number of grams in one pound. Students can then use dimensional analysis to determine the number of grams in one pound for comparison.

  • Heat, Temperature, Specific Heat, Law of Conservation of Energy, Enthalpy, Calorimetry, Exothermic & Endothermic, Balancing Equations, Chemical Change, Measurements, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Culminating Project, Interdisciplinary, Review, Graphing, Observations, Chemical Properties, Physical Properties | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Project: Handwarmer Design Challenge Mark as Favorite (33 Favorites)

    In this project, students will use their knowledge of thermodynamics to design a handwarmer for a manufacturing company that can maintain a temperature of 30-40°C for at least 5 minutes and is designed for the average human hand. Students will create a final product after rounds of testing and an advertising poster that summarizes the results of their testing and promotes their design.

  • Stoichiometry, Balancing Equations, Predicting Products, Chemical Change, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Chemical Change, Culminating Project | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Project: Chemical Reaction Soda Bottle Boat Race Mark as Favorite (74 Favorites)

    In this project, students will design and build a soda bottle boat with the goal of having the fastest boat to get to the other end of the rain gutter racetrack. Students will have to complete stoichiometric calculations to determine an appropriate amount of “fuel” (baking soda + vinegar) to power their boat.

  • Mole Concept, SI Units | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Mole Mischief Puzzle Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

    In this activity, students will analyze a collection of clues and attempt to determine the correct word that corresponds to each one. As a connection to chemistry, each of the answers contain the unit “mol” within the word.

  • Molecular Structure, Molecular Formula, Measurements, Significant Figures, Molecular Structure , Saturated vs. Unsaturated | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Project: Discovering Chemical Elements in Food Mark as Favorite (20 Favorites)

    In this project, students will analyze nutrition labels of some of the foods and drinks that they recently consumed. They will identify which type of macromolecule (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins) is mainly supplied by the item and they will compare their consumption with the daily recommended intake for that type of macromolecule. Students will also investigate salt and added sugar as well as vitamins and minerals in the item. Finally, students will present their findings through short, spoken messages that are recorded and presented through a QR code. These can become a source of information for the school community at large upon completion of the project.

  • Measurements, Accuracy, Dimensional Analysis, Significant Figures, SI Units | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Measurement Tools, Significant Figures and Conversions Mark as Favorite (52 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will complete several hands-on measurements, using a variety of common measuring tools. They will carefully consider how to properly report each measurement based on the tool used. Students will then complete measurement conversions, and apply their knowledge of significant figures.

  • Atomic Radius, Scientific Notation, Measurements | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Powers of 10 - How Small Is an Atom? Mark as Favorite (22 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will use an online interactive to investigate the size of an atom, and compare the size of the atom to other objects using scientific notation.

  • Introduction, Interdisciplinary, Experimental Design, Dimensional Analysis | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Project: Food Chemistry Infographic Mark as Favorite (22 Favorites)

    In this project, students will research the chemical content and nutritional value of their favorite holiday foods, presenting their findings in an infographic. They will also include a recipe, which they will convert to metric units to practice dimensional analysis. As an extension to explore experimental design, they could alter one aspect of the recipe and observe how that change affects the final product.

  • Molecular Structure, Intermolecular Forces, Measurements, SI Units | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Designing an Effective Respiratory Cloth Mask Mark as Favorite (61 Favorites)

    In this activity students will use unit conversion to help compare sizes of molecules, viruses, and droplets and then use them to interpret graphical data. They will then use their findings to design a cloth mask that helps protect its wearer against infection by SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

  • Measurements, Scientific Notation, Significant Figures, Subatomic Particles | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Quantitatively Puzzling Mark as Favorite (34 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will analyze sixteen chemistry-based clues and use the numbers, zero through fifteen as possible answer choices for each one. The clues cover content related to measurement, scientific notation, significant digits, atomic structure and the periodic table.

  • Dimensional Analysis, Measurements | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Dimensional Analysis with Notecards Mark as Favorite (43 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will practice dimensional analysis using pre-made conversion factors on notecards to demonstrate the importance of canceling units to solve problems.

  • Mole Concept, History, Periodic Table | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: The Mole Crossword Puzzle Mark as Favorite (28 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will be challenged with clues that are related to the concept of the mole in order to complete a crossword puzzle.

  • Measurements, Dimensional Analysis | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Animation Activity: Measurement Mark as Favorite (20 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will view an animation that explores three forms of measurement, including length, mass, and volume. Various units of measurement will be presented for comparison, and several conversion calculations will be demonstrated using dimensional analysis.

  • Significant Figures, Measurements, SI Units | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Investigating Significant Figures through Inquiry Mark as Favorite (53 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will develop an understanding of why significant figures are important in chemistry and learn how to determine the number of significant figures in a measurement.

  • Measurements, Dimensional Analysis, Chemical Properties, Physical Properties, Chemical Change, Physical Change, Matter, Observations, Mixtures | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Cupcake Conversions, Bench to Bakery Mark as Favorite (49 Favorites)

    This activity will help to reinforce the importance of scientific measurement and apply it to the introduction of chemical reactions. Using an example of baking a single batch of cupcakes, students will plan for a larger production scale in a commercial bakery. This will help to introduce the idea of producing a reaction at the lab bench and converting it to mass production. In addition this activity investigates how chemistry is used in everyday life and challenges students to consider potentials errors that may occur when completing chemical reactions in the kitchen.

  • Measurements, Dimensional Analysis, Physical Change, Matter, Mixtures | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Cooking with Conversions Mark as Favorite (40 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will be given a common homemade recipe for German chocolate cake with measurements in English units. They will be asked to convert the English ingredients list to metric units through scientific calculations. Students will also be asked to identify the ingredients as solid, liquid or gas. While reviewing the cooking procedures, students will classify certain steps as containing compounds or mixtures as well as identify whether chemical or physical changes are taking place. The culinary chemistry involved in this lesson should be introduced throughout the activity.

  • Measurements, Dimensional Analysis | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Unit Conversions and Scaling Up Mark as Favorite (20 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will convert between English and metric units in order to scale from research lab (small) scale to manufacturing (large) scale. Students will also apply critical thinking skills in order to analyze data given and evaluate cost effectiveness.

  • Stoichiometry, Dimensional Analysis, Mole Concept | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: A Stoichiometry Puzzle Mark as Favorite (116 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will develop a better understanding of how to set up a stoichiometry problem using dimensional analysis (factor label method). Students will be able to use their prior knowledge of mole conversions and chemical reactions.

  • Percent Composition, Molecular Formula, Percent Composition, Mole Concept | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Mystery Gang Empirical Formulae Mark as Favorite (175 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will determine empirical formulas for samples of trace evidence collected from various crime scene scenarios. They will use the information to link a criminal to a particular crime scene.

  • Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Molar Mass, Molecular Formula | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Calculating Moles in Daily Life Mark as Favorite (139 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will use dimensional analysis to complete calculations and conversions for the number of moles, atoms, and molecules in several everyday household items using collected data.

  • Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Scientific Notation, Significant Figures | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Chemistry is Out of This World Mark as Favorite (60 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will use data from the NASA Science Solar System Exploration website to practice dimensional analysis calculations. This resource was created for National Chemistry Week (NCW) 2018 theme, Chemistry is Out of This World, which focuses on the chemistry of and in outer space.

  • Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Review | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Dimensional Analysis Show Down Mark as Favorite (86 Favorites)

    In this activity students will work cooperatively to solve conversion based problems using dimensional analysis. Students are required to independently determine an answer for each question and be able explain their method of solving with their peers. This activity is designed to allow students to work at their own pace, and for students to take on a teaching role by communicating their understanding with their peers.

  • Conservation of Mass, Observations, History, Measurements, SI Units | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Lavoisier Video Questions Mark as Favorite (13 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will watch a video about Antoine Lavoisier, who many consider to be the father of modern chemistry. They will answer questions as they learn about oxygen, hydrogen, and the first proposal of the Law of the Conservation of Mass.

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