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Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Lead your class in a fun-filled team activity that encourages collaboration while learning important concepts. Pupils actively participate in a discussion on the experimental design and the role of mirrors. They perform group activities...
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Heat and Thermal Energy Transfer

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How does radiation affect our daily lives? Answer that question and others with a lesson that discusses radiation and its use in thermal energy transfer through electromagnetic waves. Pupils investigate vaporization and evaporation while...
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Chemistry Lesson: Names and Formulas of Acids

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What's in a name? Lead your class through the exciting world of acids. Pupils determine the names of acids and learn the correct way to write their formulas, both for binary and ternary acids.
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Chemistry Lesson: Formulas for Ionic Compounds

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Take your chemistry class on a ionic journey. Individuals write formulas for monoatomic and polyatomic ionic formulas. They determine the correct way to balance these ions based on each ion's individual charge and thoroughly discuss the...
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Chemistry Lesson: Chemical Formulas

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Prepare your young chemists for the world of chemistry! In the first installment in a series of ten, pupils follow Dr. Ken's lead as they interpret elemental symbols, learn subscripts, and explore various chemical formulas to begin the...
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Sound

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Add a little music to your next physics class. Pupils discuss how frequency determines pitch and take part in several activities designed to teach them more about sound, melody, resonance, and vibrations. They use materials to construct...
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Chemistry and Physical Changes

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Engage the class like never before as pupils learn to differentiate between multiple physical and chemical changes by conducting a list of small experiments, most often with household materials. They make observations and discuss the...
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What Determines and Limits an Atom's Mass?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Provide learners with the tools to further understand nuclear energy and isotopes. Young chemists investigate the components of an atom's nucleus, use symbols to represent various isotope forms, and use the percent abundance of an atom's...
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How Atoms Interact with Each Other

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Connect the dots and assist young chemists as they demonstrate covalent and ionic bonding. Class members use their knowledge of valence electrons to predict compound formulas as they arrange electrons into various bonding structures to...
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How Electrons Determine Chemical Behaviors

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Lead the class on an investigation as they play detective and locate patterns in the electron arrangement of atoms. During the seventh lesson, they assign valence numbers to elements, organize the periodic table in the correct sequence,...
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Atoms with More Than One Electron

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Provide young chemists with the ability to manipulate atoms and predict their results, in this sixth lesson. Pupils analyze energy patterns as they predict the amount of energy required to remove electrons from atoms. They compare trends...
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The Chemical Behavior of Atoms

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Assist your class with this colorful activity as learners view and interpret changes in the hydrogen atom. They discuss concepts of the electromagnetic spectrum and use Bohr's model to predict wavelengths and light patterns,...
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Are Atoms Invisible?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Wow, an experiment that allows the class to participate in a missile war! Pupils discuss Thomsons's theory of cathode rays and simulate Rutherford's historical experiment to learn about atomic structure. They conclude this fourth lesson...
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Atoms and Their Masses

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Are atoms too small to be isolated? Answer this question and more as you provide young chemists with the tools to conduct a hands-on activity demonstrating atomic mass. Pupils explore the mass of copper and aluminum, compare Dalton's...
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Elements and Their Properties

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How did ancient scientists classify elements? Answer this question and others as young chemists create a device to test the properties of various elements. They classify elements as metals or nonmetals, learn to differentiate between...
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Modern Periodic Table

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Searching for a presentation with the most current information to understand properties of metals? A colorfully designed and easy-to-interpret slideshow presentation prompts pupils to move from one slide to the next as they learn about...
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Chemical Bonds

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How are chemical bonds similar and how are they different? Provide your young chemists with the resources to more thoroughly understand the concepts of ionic and covalent bonds. Pupils research these topics, diagram examples of each...
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Chemistry Lesson: The Metric System and Conversions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Provide class members with an opportunity to fully understand chemistry conversions with this short, yet engaging video segment. It covers the metric system, when and how to use prefixes, and how to convert between metric units.       
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Chemistry Lesson: Gas Evolution Reactions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ah, chemical reactions and gases ... there always seems to be more to learn. This short and detailed video segment describes double displacement reactions (gas evolution reactions) to create a gaseous byproduct. Four gases discussed in...
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Moles, Atoms, Grams Oh My!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Provide young chemists with the opportunity to fully understand the mole concept. Learners measure various substances in teams, perform required calculations, and have the opportunity to discuss the accuracy of their results with peers....
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Catalysts and Oxygen

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here is an engaging and hands-on lesson plan that allows high school chemists to demonstrate the effects of a catalyst on various chemicals. They garner knowledge of how reactants and products differ from one another, while analyzing the...
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Stoichiometry of S'mores

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How fun would it be to teach the concept of stoichiometry while allowing your chemistry class to assemble a classic campfire treat? This fun and engaging activity allows pupils to explore the principles of the chemical theory while...
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Bag O' Isotopes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Accommodate your chemistry class with an experiment that is both entertaining and educational. Through the activity, blossoming chemists perform calculations on various isotopes, as represented by beans and legumes, to obtain the average...
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Titration: Standardization of a Base and Analysis of Stomach Antacid Tablets

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Titration experiments don't have to give your high schoolers a stomachache. Study the ways to titrate an acide with a base in an engaging science experiment, which involves creating solutions and performing titrations. Pupils prepare a...