# Classroom Resources: Quantitative Chemistry

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• Gas Laws, Pressure, Measurements, Molar Mass, Ideal Gas, Partial Pressure, Error Analysis | High School

### Lab: Molar Mass of Butane

In this lab, students will experimentally determine the molar mass of butane using Dalton’s law and the ideal gas law. They will also calculate the percent error and explain possible sources of error.

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

### Activity: Powers of 10 - How Small Is an Atom?

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.

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

### Activity: Designing an Effective Respiratory Cloth Mask

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.

• Accuracy, Measurements, Significant Figures, Accuracy, Error Analysis, Error Analysis | Middle School, High School

### Lab: Accuracy, Precision, and Error in Measurements

In this lab, students make measurements of length and width using four measuring tools. They will measure the same object using measuring sticks of different precision. They will observe that the exactness of a measurement is limited by the precision of the measuring instrument.

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

### Activity: Quantitatively Puzzling

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

### Activity: Dimensional Analysis with Notecards

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.

• Dimensional Analysis, Measurements | Middle School, High School

### Animation: Measurement Animation

In this animation, students review the fundamentals of measurement in length, mass, and volume. The animation also provides opportunities for students to practice unit conversions to confirm their understanding. **This video has no audio**

• Gas Laws, Pressure, Measurements, Molar Mass, Ideal Gas, Partial Pressure, Error Analysis | High School

### Lab: Determination of the Molar Mass of Butane

In this lab, students will experimentally determine the molar mass of a gas, specifically butane (C4H10), by collection over water. This experiment is an inquiry based experiment for 2nd year chemistry or AP chemistry students who have previously collected an insoluble gas.

• Dimensional Analysis, Measurements | Middle School, High School

### Activity: Animation Activity: Measurement

In this animation, students will become familiar with 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.

• Measurements, Significant Figures, SI Units | High School

### Activity: Investigating Significant Figures through Inquiry

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.

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

### Activity: Cupcake Conversions, Bench to Bakery

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.

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

### Activity: Cooking with Conversions

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.

• Dimensional Analysis, Measurements | High School

### Activity: Unit Conversions and Scaling Up

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.

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

### Activity: Chemistry is Out of This World

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.

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

### Activity: Dimensional Analysis Show Down

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.

• Separating Mixtures, Physical Properties, Chemical Change, Introduction, Physical Change, History, Lab Safety, Measurements, Significant Figures, SI Units, Chemical Properties | High School

### Lesson Plan: Chemistry Basics 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 searched through our resource library and constructed a unit plan for introducing the basic chemistry concepts to students: Laboratory Safety, Equipment, and Reports, Periodic Table Basics, Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes, Endothermic and Exothermic Changes, and Classification of Matter. These topics are very important for your students to master before they dig into other chemistry concepts. This unit is designed to be used at beginning of the school year.

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

### Activity: Lavoisier Video Questions

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.

• History, Mole Concept, Measurements | High School

In this activity, students will watch a video about Amedeo Avogadro and answer related questions. They will learn that he is the scientist given credit for the mole concept and that he also made several other discoveries in chemistry.

• Physical Properties, History, Measurements, Temperature, SI Units, Accuracy | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

### Activity: Temperature Guys Video Questions

In this activity, students will watch a video and answer questions about how both the thermometer and the concept of temperature evolved over time

• Conservation of Mass, Measurements | Middle School, High School

### Lab: Mass of a Gas

In this lab, students will perform a simple chemical reaction in a closed system to produce a small amount of gas. They will collect mass measurements for the reactants and the products in order to demonstrate the conservation of mass during the reaction. They will also release the produced gas from the closed system in order to verify that gasses have mass.

• Observations, Density, Measurements | Middle School, High School

### Lab: Penny Boats

In this lab, students will explore Archimedes’ Principle and how it relates to density. Each student will be given a piece of aluminum foil and asked to design and build a boat that will hold as many pennies as possible without sinking when placed in water.

• Density, Identifying an Unknown, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Molar Mass | High School

### Lab: Chemistry Composition Challenge

In this inquiry based lab, students will design a method to solve three chemistry problems involving moles, molecules, and density.

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

### Activity: Simulation Activity: Measuring Volume

In this simulation, students will participate in a 10 question quiz. The quiz questions are each made of two parts, with the first part requiring the student to analyze an image of a graduated cylinder in order to report an accurate measurement. Students must use the correct number of digits based on the markings presented on the cylinder when reporting the measurement. In the second portion of the question the students will determine the uncertainty value of the graduated cylinder, again by analyzing its markings. The simulation is made up of several different sizes of graduated cylinders, each containing unique markings, so students will be challenged to analyze each individually.

• Density, Measurements | High School

### Lab: Can it Float?

In this lab, students will investigate the relationships between mass, volume, density and buoyancy in common objects. Students will be tasked with determining the volume of a variety of objects as well as interpreting the meaning of their buoyancy in water.

• Mixtures, Interdisciplinary, Concentration, Measurements, Scientific Method | Middle School, High School

### Lab: Effect of Salt Concentration on Plants

In this lab, students will observe how salt concentration can affect the structure of a potato tuber.