Classroom Resources: Quantitative Chemistry


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  • Redox Reaction, Oxidation, Reduction, Half Reactions, Cathode, Anode, Electron Transfer, Electrolysis, Electrolytic Cells, Error Analysis, Error Analysis, Accuracy, Chemical Change, Accuracy, Dimensional Analysis, Mole Concept, Significant Figures | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Recycling Copper from E-Waste Mark as Favorite (10 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will consider the need for innovative solutions to e-waste both from an environmental perspective as well as for the economic benefit to reclaiming raw materials from used electronic devices. They will then take on the role of an electroplate technician who is tasked with evaluating the effectiveness of a copper recycling process that uses electrolysis to purify and recover copper metal from e-waste. As e-waste is a relatively new—and growing—issue, it demonstrates how new industries can develop that utilize skills from existing jobs.

  • Combustion, Chemical Change, Balancing Equations, Reaction Rate, Conservation of Mass, Conservation of Matter, Stoichiometry, Limiting Reactant, Chemical Change, Conservation of Matter, Conservation of Mass, Graphing, Error Analysis, Accuracy, Observations, Inferences, Interdisciplinary, Reaction Rate, Catalysts, Measurements, Mole Concept | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Clean Air Chemistry Mark as Favorite (29 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will learn about air pollution and some steps toward mitigating it. First, they will burn a candle and measure its mass and the concentration of CO2 over time. Students will discuss which data set they have more confidence in and why and then use stoichiometry to predict outcomes. Next, students explore incomplete combustion in a model-based worksheet that shows how a lack of O2 in the burning of fuels can produce air pollution. Students work together to interpret the models, define terms, and draw conclusions. Lastly, students work in groups using Lego models to illustrate how a catalytic converter works. They race “Nature” against catalysts “Palladium,” “Platinum,” and “Rhodium” to see what breaks down air pollution molecules fastest.

  • 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.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Animation: Units of Chemistry Animation Mark as Favorite (9 Favorites)

    This animation explores the importance of including units to communicate the value of measurements effectively. It 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. This animation was featured in the November 2022 issue of Chemistry Solutions. **This video has no audio**

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Stoichiometry, Gas Laws, Mole Concept | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Investigating the Self-Inflating Balloon Mark as Favorite (44 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will investigate the chemical reaction used in the self-inflating balloon. They will apply their knowledge of gas laws and stoichiometry in order to determine the quantities of reactants used to inflate the balloon.

  • 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.

  • Percent Composition, Mole Concept, Identifying an Unknown, Emission Spectrum, Empirical Formula, Percent Composition | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Chemical Analysis of Martian Rocks Mark as Favorite (100 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students are challenged to analyze the spectral graphs obtained by the Curiosity Mars Rover. Based on their examination students will determine the component elements of each sample, as well as the relative abundance of each element. With this information the student will complete calculations to find the empirical formula and identify the composition of the unknown rock. Finally students will complete research to see if these rocks are actually like those on Earth.

  • 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.

  • Mole Concept, Measurements, History | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Avogadro Video Questions Mark as Favorite (23 Favorites)

    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.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Chemistry Composition Challenge Mark as Favorite (111 Favorites)

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

  • Stoichiometry, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Map It Out! Mark as Favorite (55 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students should be able to use a graphic organizer to help them solve stoichiometry problems. This lesson utilizes the Cornell note format.

  • Molarity, Concentration, Mole Concept | High School

    Demonstration: What Is a 1 Molar Solution? Mark as Favorite (33 Favorites)

    In this demonstration, students will determine the molarity of several different solutions demonstrated by the teacher.

  • Limiting Reactant, Conservation of Mass, Stoichiometry, Mole Concept | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Animation: Limiting Reactant Animation Mark as Favorite (52 Favorites)

    This animation explores what happens in a limiting reactant problem on the particulate level. Assembling a bike is used as an analogy to introduce the concept of limiting reactant, and then the balanced equation of the combustion of methane is used in four quantitative examples to show what it means for a chemical to be a limiting reactant. The concept of the conservation of mass is also demonstrated by calculating masses from the mole quantities of the reactants and products. **This video has no audio**

  • Mole Concept, Measurements, History, Ideal Gas, Gas Laws | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Amedeo Avogadro Video Mark as Favorite (42 Favorites)

    This video tells the story of Amedeo Avogadro, the scientist given credit for the mole concept, but who discovered other things in chemistry too.

  • Limiting Reactant, Stoichiometry, Dimensional Analysis, Mole Concept, Scientific Method | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Limiting Reactants in Brownies Mark as Favorite (23 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will investigate the idea of limiting reactant using a brownie recipe.

  • Limiting Reactant, Percent Yield, Stoichiometry, Balancing Equations, Measurements, Observations, Error Analysis, Separating Mixtures, Error Analysis, Dimensional Analysis, Mole Concept | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Limiting Reactant Lab Mark as Favorite (68 Favorites)

    In this lab, students react copper(II) chloride with aluminum to determine the limiting reactant. They then isolate one product to determine their percent yield.

  • Limiting Reactant, Percent Yield, Stoichiometry, Balancing Equations, Net Ionic Equation, Concentration, Molarity, Precipitate, Solubility, Dimensional Analysis, Mole Concept, Observations, Graphing, Separating Mixtures, Identifying an Unknown | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: White Lab Mark as Favorite (48 Favorites)

    In this lab, students use molarity concepts to review limiting reactant concepts mathematically, conceptually, and graphically. They can then carry out a follow up investigation to identify an unknown using concepts learned in the first investigation.

  • Molarity, Concentration, Saturated/Unsaturated/Supersaturated, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Stoichiometry, Balancing Equations | High School

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    In this lab, students calculate grams of Kool-Aid powder required to make 3 different solutions of Kool-Aid (using the molar mass of sugar) with the following concentrations: 0.2 M, 0.5 M, and 1.0 M. Determine the concentration of properly prepared Kool-Aid through a taste test.

  • Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Molar Mass | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: It's Mole Time! Mark as Favorite (139 Favorites)

    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.

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