Classroom Resources: Reactions & Stoichiometry


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  • Renewable Energy, Balancing Equations, Conservation of Mass, Chemical Change, Molecular Structure , Functional Groups | High School

    Lab: Soap or Fuel?

    In this lab, students will transform vegetable oil into a soft soap and into biodiesel fuel. The two reactions emphasize that the products of a chemical reaction are under the control of the chemist. By noting the relationship of the reaction product to the reactants, students will gain a deeper understanding of the law of conservation of matter.

  • Balancing Equations, Predicting Products | Middle School, High School

    Activity: Snowman Challenge

    In this activity, students practice completing and balancing chemical equations with a partner.

  • Balancing Equations, Stoichiometry, Limiting Reactant, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements | High School

    Activity: S'more Stoichiometry

    In this activity, students determine the number of graham crackers and chocolate pieces required to complete a “reaction” with a given quantity of marshmallows (the limiting reactant). They then use the same thought process with a problem involving a real chemical reaction.

  • Observations, Separating Mixtures, Physical Properties, Distillation, Intermolecular Forces, Polarity, Cracking, Balancing Equations, Intermolecular Forces, Boiling Point | High School

    Lesson Plan: Fractional Distillation of Crude Oil

    In this lesson, students will be introduced to simple distillation while expanding their knowledge of intermolecular forces. Once a simple distillation has been accomplished in the lab, students will then research the various products of fractional distillation of crude oil and report on one of those products.

  • Balancing Equations, Percent Yield, Reduction, Redox Reaction | High School

    Lab: Reduction of Metal Oxides Using Carbon

    In this lab, students reduce metal ores using an alternative apparatus to a traditional crucible.

  • Concentration, Precipitate, Net Ionic Equation, Balancing Equations, Stoichiometry, Limiting Reactant, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis | High School

    Lab: Finding CO2 Mass in your Breath

    In this lab, students will measure how much carbon dioxide they exhale by reacting their exhaled breath with limewater (calcium hydroxide solution). Students will practice writing balanced equations and completing mass-to-mass stoichiometric calculations.

  • Interdisciplinary, Culminating Project, Balancing Equations, Combustion, Stoichiometry, Heat of Combustion, Dimensional Analysis | High School

    Lesson Plan: Redesigning a Car for the Environment

    Chemland’s city public transportation board has requested the class to help them determine the direction the city should move towards in reducing the carbon footprint. Students will be divided into groups and will come up with proposals of how to reduce the carbon footprint from carbon dioxide released from vehicles. The groups will represent different ways to reduce the carbon footprint via an alternative fuel source or a new technology. They will debate their findings to determine the direction that the city council should move towards to reduce the carbon footprint.

  • Observations, Chemical Change, Balancing Equations, Classification of Reactions, Chemical Change | High School

    Lab: Recycling Copper: Understanding Chemical Reactions

    In this lab, students will demonstrate their understanding of writing, balancing, translating, and identifying types of chemical reactions. While doing so, they will learn about the process of recycling copper.

  • Observations, Separating Mixtures, Conservation of Matter, Conservation of Mass, Lab Safety, Chemical Change, Balancing Equations, Percent Yield, Conservation of Mass, Classification of Reactions, Chemical Change, Accuracy, Chemical Properties, Conservation of Matter, Error Analysis | High School

    Lab: Reactions of Copper

    In this lab, students will convert copper metal into different copper compounds and then back to copper to illustrate conservation of matter.

  • Balancing Equations, Combustion, Classification of Reactions, Heat of Combustion | High School

    Demonstration: Exploding Pumpkin

    In this demonstration, students will witness a chemical reaction create an explosion inside of a pumpkin. They will write balanced equations for the reactions that take place and will complete stoichiometry and thermochemistry calculations.

  • Observations, Density, Chemical Change, Balancing Equations, Classification of Reactions, Chemical Change | High School

    Demonstration: Preparation of Hydrogen

    In this demo, students witness a single displacement reaction between zinc and sulfuric acid that produces hydrogen gas. The gas is collected via water displacement and ignited.

  • Chemistry Basics, Precipitate, Chemical Change, Balancing Equations, Chemical Change, Solubility Rules | Middle School, High School

    Lab: Predicting Precipitates

    In this lab, students use solubility rules to predict which chemical reactions will produce precipitates.

  • Balancing Equations, Exothermic & Endothermic, Reduction, Electrolysis, Redox Reaction, Oxidation, Half Reactions, Cathode, Anode, Electron Transfer | High School

    Lab: Electrolysis of Water

    In this lab, students will perform the electrolysis of water using a battery, test tubes, thumbtacks, and a plastic cup.

  • Conservation of Matter, Elements, Interdisciplinary, Conservation of Mass, Molecular Structure, Molecular Formula, Balancing Equations, Reversible Reactions, Chemical Change, Matter, Photosynthesis, Monomer | Elementary School

    Lesson Plan: Plant Chemistry

    In this lesson, students will explore a simple, but key, biochemical reaction: photosynthesis.

  • Observations, Balancing Equations, Conservation of Mass, Classification of Reactions, Chemical Change | High School

    Lab: Classifying Reaction Types

    In this lesson, students will carry out various reactions and classify the reaction types.

  • Observations, Chemical Change, Balancing Equations | Middle School, High School

    Lab: Chemical Reactions & Equations

    In this lesson, students will observe a series of reactions, make observations, and then write balanced chemical equations to chemically describe what they observed.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Density, Balancing Equations, Combustion, Chemical Change, Specific Heat | High School

    Demonstration: Methane Bubble (Dragon Ball Z)

    In this demonstration, students will observe the combustion of a methane bubble. This exciting demonstration can be used as a dramatic and engaging introduction to the concepts of combustion reactions, chemical change, and balancing equations.

  • Observations, Conservation of Matter, Conservation of Mass, Chemical Change, Balancing Equations, Conservation of Mass, Chemical Change, Matter, Conservation of Matter, Experimental Design, Predicting Products | High School

    Lab: Matter Matters

    In this lesson, students will investigate the Law of Conservation of Mass.

  • Conservation of Matter, Precipitate, Conservation of Mass, Polyatomic Ions, Chemical Change, Balancing Equations, Conservation of Mass, Chemical Change, Conservation of Matter | Middle School, High School

    Activity: Simulation Activity: Balancing Chemical Equations

    In this activity, students will learn how to count atoms and how to balance chemical equations using a simulation and games from PhET Interactive Simulations.

  • Balancing Equations, Conservation of Mass | Middle School, High School

    Simulation: Balancing Chemical Equations

    The simulation for the September 2014 issue comes from PhET and helps students practice balancing chemical equations. AACT helped fund the conversion of this popular simulation into a format that is compatible with all devices, including iPads. PhET provides teacher’s guides for many of their simulations, and teacher-generated activities that can accompany the simulations.

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