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Metals—Gifted and Talented Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Malleable, magnetic, mesmerizing metals! Pupils love learning about metallic elements, especially through the hands-on activities in an engaging lesson plan. The resource provides thorough instruction on the properties of metals, the...
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Common Compounds

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can your young chemists identify the most commonly used chemicals in the lab? Introduce the class to the go-to substances in most middle and high school chemistry experiments with an interactive. The resource offers timely feedback as...
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Flame Tests and Emission Spectra

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Identify elements based on the color that they burn! Learners observe flames of various elements. Using diffraction film or a spectroscope, they assign a name to each.
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Bacteria Take Over and Down

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Bacteria outnumber all other forms of life on Earth. Scholars observe the growth of bacteria in petri dishes to understand their role in maintaining good health. Then, they observe the growth of bacteria after they introduce...
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Reactions Lab

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
You're bound to get a reaction from your classes with this experiment! Scholars perform several chemical reactions, make observations, and classify the reactions as single replacement, double replacement, composition, or decomposition...
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PS1A—Structure and Properties of Matter

For Students 2nd - 12th Standards
It's time we get to the heart of the matter! Explore standard PS1A in an informative video. The narrator guides viewers through the basic ideas of the structure and properties of matter. then discusses helpful strategies for...
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Atoms

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Discover the relationship between mass number, atomic number, and the makeup of the atom. The video instructor explains how to determine the number of each subatomic particle from the atomic and mass number. She demonstrates multiple...
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Periodic Table

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Explore the design of the periodic table. The lesson instructor explains how the periodic table's structure predicts the properties of elements. The video includes a discussion of periods and families of elements.
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Electroplating

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Silver pennies and copper nickels are made possible by applying some chemistry. Learners use electrolysis to coat a penny with zinc sulfate and a nickel with copper sulfate. Their investigation builds an understanding of electroplating...
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Dr. Sylvester James Gates, Jr. and the Quest to Discover How Nature Works

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Get to the center of the physics world with an exploration of String Theory. Scholars first research the life and work of Dr. Gates. They then perform a lab investigation to explore the underlying concepts of String Theory.
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Magnificent Mendeleev: An Elemental Tale

For Teachers 7th Standards
Discover how the periodic table tells the story of its elements. Learners begin by studying the makeup of several mixtures. Their analysis leads to a discussion of elements and the periodic table. As they dig deeper, they understand the...
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General Characteristics of the p-Block Elements

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The 20th installment in a series of 36 focuses on the characteristics of the p-block elements. Learners discuss, read about, and answer questions pertaining to the occurrence of these elements in nature, their electron configurations,...
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Oxygen is Killing You

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Prevent cell destruction from free oxygen in your body by eating antioxidants such as blueberries, pecans, cranberries, and dark chocolate. An interesting video discusses the dangerous side of oxygen. From rust to free radicals, viewers...
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Meet the 4 Newest Elements!

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scientists keep pursuing heavier elements in the hopes of finding a stable and useful element for practical purposes. Hopeful they've found one, the narrator explains the four newest elements that were added to the periodic table in...
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Mendeleev's Periodic Table

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scientists are working on creating and verifying element 120 which would change the appearance of the periodic table. A short video, one in a series of 48, which explores Mendeleev's Periodic Table. The narrator shows how Mendeleev...
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Helium

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The helium in a balloon comes from the radioactive decay of the elements thorium and uranium. Video two in this series of 48 explores the element helium. The narrator discusses how humans use it, where it is found, how the United States...
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p-Block Elements and Their Compounds – I

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Lesson 21 in a series of 36 specifically focuses on elements and their compounds from groups 13, 14, and 15 on the periodic table — including boron, carbon, aluminum, silicon, nitrogen, and phosphorus. Classes learn how some of these...
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The Gaseous State

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Sixth in a series of 36, this lesson focuses on gases and their behavior in given situations. Learners review the states of matter and then focus on gases, specifically learning Boyle's, Charles's, Avogadro's Laws, Dalton's, and Graham's...
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d-Block and f-Block Elements

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Potassium permanganate, containing manganese one of the transition elements, has many uses such as mouthwash and propelling rockets, making it is a very diverse compound. The lesson delves into such transition elements and lanthanides,...
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p-Block Elements and Their Compounds – II

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ozone, made of three bonded oxygen atoms, is found 15-30 km above Earth, has a strong smell, is blue, and blocks sunlight from hitting the surface of Earth. The 22nd lesson in a series of 36 specifically focuses on the important elements...
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Periodic Table and Atomic Properties

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
An in-depth lesson, the fourth activity in a series of 36, begins with teaching how the periodic table's arrangement came to its current design. Using this knowledge, pupils then move on to analyze the arrangement of elements to their...
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Chemical Bonding

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Name is Bond, covalent bond. Through readings and answering questions, classes explore the different types of chemical bonds, their characteristics, valence shell electron pair repulsion theory, and atomic orbitals. 
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Classification of Matter

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Steel is an example of homogeneous mixture, also called an alloy, which is made of iron and carbon. The presentation introduces learners to elements, compounds, and mixtures. They explore their similarities and differences, and then take...
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Neon Lights and Other Discharge Lamps

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Neon lights are basically excited electrons! In the interactive simulation, scholars see how one or multiple atoms, when shot with electrons, produce various colors of light. Individuals can manipulate the speed of electrons,...