Classroom Resources: Quantitative Chemistry
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Measurements | Elementary School, Middle School
In this lab students will become familiar with collecting and recording quantitative data. They will calculate the volume of a solid cube or rectangle using metric measurements, as well as measure the volume of a liquid and an irregular shaped object using water displacement. In addition students will have an opportunity to measure and record the mass of an object using a triple beam balance.
Measurements, Volume | Elementary School
In this activity, students will use base ten-centimeter blocks to fill containers in order to understand the concept of volume. Through discussion and review of the data, the teacher will lead them to discover the formula for determining volume.
Density, Measurements | Elementary School
In this teacher led demonstration, students will compare their observations when unopened cans of diet and regular soda are placed in a large container of water. They will use their observations to help differentiate between several fundamental chemistry concepts: mass, volume, and density.
Density, Identifying an Unknown, Measurements | Elementary School, Middle School
In this demonstration, students will make predictions about various household materials and whether or not each will sink or float when placed in water. Data will be collected and then used to calculate the density value of each item. Finally students will analyze the relationship between the density value and the observed outcome, and use their knowledge to identify unknown materials.
Temperature, History, Physical Properties, Measurements, SI Units, Accuracy | Elementary School, Middle School, High School
In this activity, students will watch a video and answer questions about how both the thermometer and the concept of temperature evolved over time
Density, Measurements | Elementary School, Middle School
In this lab, students will learn how volume and mass affect density as they make comparisons and calculations.
Temperature, History, Accuracy, Physical Properties | Elementary School, Middle School, High School
This video tells the story of how temperature as we currently know it evolved. The first thermometers invented in the early 1600s are very different than ones we use today!
Density, Matter, Physical Properties, Measurements | Elementary School, Middle School, High School
This animation explores density on the particulate level. There are opportunities to make qualitative and quantitative comparisons between substances. **This video has no audio**
Conservation of Mass, History, Observations, Measurements, SI Units | Elementary School, Middle School, High School
This video tells the story of Antoine Lavoisier who many consider to be the father or modern chemistry. Lavoisier discovered oxygen and hydrogen and first proposed the Law of Conservation of Mass.