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Middle School Chemistry: Chapter 4 - The Periodic Table and Bonding

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Periodic Table and Bonding are the topics of the fourth chapter in the middle school chemistry unit. Class members demonstrate their understanding of how atoms form covalent bonds by drawing the bonds between given molecules. Also,...
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Crash Course: Biology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine an entire biology course in one collection of 40 videos! Based on the AP Biology curriculum, viewers learn about the things that make up living things and the processes that keep organisms alive. They also learn how to identify...
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The Periodic Table

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
Whether you're giving a broad introduction to the periodic table or honing in on particular element groups, this collection will have what you need. I've put the general resources at the front, and resources that focus on particular...
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College Physics for AP® Courses

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Take a look at an organized physics course. The 34-section electronic textbook covers material in AP® Physics 1 and 2. Teachers use the text to supplement lectures and have the class work through the labs. Each section contains multiple...
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Electron Transitions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ready for a lab with a lot of razzle-dazzle? Young chemists observe flame tests of common salts through an always-popular activity. The updated resource focuses on observation skills, collaboration, and green chemistry practices.
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Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiesel

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Fossil fuels are non-renewable resources and have become crucial to the livelihood of countless individuals. Young chemists investigate an alternative method of generating energy by performing a series of activities that lead to the...
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Polarization

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
This is one cool resource for teaching about polarity! Chemistry scholars observe electron distribution and molecular shape as they select different non-metals and form bonds. The interactive offers two views, surface charge and electron...
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Diffusion: What Can Popcorn Teach Us About Diffusion?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why do some smells, like popcorn, linger when others seem to vanish as quickly as they arrive? Learners think through that concept then complete an online simulation to determine if temperature and/or mass affect diffusion. Next, pupils...
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Molecule Shapes

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The shape of a molecule is determined by the arrangement of atoms around the central atom and lone pairs of electrons. Scholars build models of molecules using single, double, and triple bonds. They can then see real molecules bond...
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Energy Levels, Electrons, and Ionic Boding

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners see how electrons are transferred in the bonding of NaCl. They then create models of NaCl using styrofoam balls and toothpicks to assist them in explaining the formation of ions and ionic bonding. 
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The Periodic Table and Energy-Level Models

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Teach your class to think of electrons as tiny packets of energy that travel in waves. Through a short video and diagram, participants see how electrons are located around the nucleus of an atom. They then get into groups and try to...
2 In 2 Collections
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Energy Levels, Electrons, and Covalent Bonding

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Through discussion and viewing videos, pupils begin to see how atoms form covalent bonds. Then they draw the covalent bonds between given molecules to show their understanding. 
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Protons, Neutrons, and Electrons

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Atomic bombs harness the power in the nucleus of an atom, creating devastating power and damage. Classes review parts of an atom by charging a piece of plastic and holding it near their fingers, discussing what is happening and why....
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Einstein's Gravity

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Assist your high school class with researching and applying the principles of gravity so they may further understand why Einstein is so widely recognized, even today. Individuals compare and contrast two different models that demonstrate...
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Introducing the Atom

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young scholars discuss how small they must cut something before it is no longer fundamentally the same. An online activity challenges and engages pupils in learning about the periodic table. Two hands-on activities cover elements and...
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Atomic Structure: Periodic Table

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The fifth lesson of seven in the series outlines an in-depth analysis of the periodic table. After direct instruction, pupils take turns practicing in the group before beginning independent study. The assessments include a quiz and an...
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Matter and Energy: Equations and Formulas

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Using simple materials, an informative instructional activity demonstrates the Law of Conservation of Matter and explains how to balance chemical equations. Young chemists perform experiments, analyze reactions, and balance chemical...
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Physical and Chemical Properties of Water

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can you effectively provide detailed concepts of water properties to your high school class in a way they find exciting and challenging at the same time? By letting them play, of course! Through a variety of experiments, pupils...
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Metals, Nonmetals, and Metalloids

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can one easily classify metals, nonmetals, and metalloids? Pupils answer this question as they experiment with unknown substances and perform tests on conductivity, brittleness, and malleability to determine which unknown belongs in...
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The Particle Theory of Matter

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Demonstrate the particle theory of matter to high school scientists with an engaging experiment that allows them to visually see the results as substances change from one state to another. The class concludes with a discussion about how...
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Metals, Nonmetals, and Metalloids Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What an exciting way to introduce your blossoming chemists to the world of metals, nonmetals, metalloids, and polymers! Here is a lab activity that is designed to allow pupils the opportunity to visualize the reaction of metals,...
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Chemistry Lesson: Empirical and Molecular Formulas

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A short video is a wonderful addition to enhance your chemistry instruction. It contains a thorough explanation of empirical and molecular formulas, delivered in less than five minutes. It is perfect for an introduction into chemical...
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Periodic Videos

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
From hydrogen to ununoctium, this collection of videos has everything you need to begin teaching about the periodic table. Offering descriptions of each element and interesting experiments demonstrating their properties, this resource is...
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Physics Skill and Practice Worksheets

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Stop wasting energy searching for physics resources, this comprehensive collection of worksheets has you covered. Starting with introductions to the scientific method, dimensional analysis, and graphing data, these skills practice...
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Next Generation Science Standards

For Students K - 12th Standards
Are you having trouble deciphering the Next Generation Science Standards on the website, or just trying to find the standards for your grade in a quick-and-easy format? If so, here is a free and easy-to-navigate app made with you in mind.
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Study Jams! Periodic Table

For Students 4th - 9th Standards
In a friendly, casual conversation on the beach, two animated teens discuss the periodic table. Assign this video to be viewed at home by physical science fans. After viewing, they can write definitions for key vocabulary terms and take...
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Macro-Scale Solar

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewThere's no substitute for the power of the sun. The second of four installments of the Solar Resources Assessment unit looks at macro-scale photovoltaic (PV) technology. Future scientists first learn about PV modules with a PowerPoint...
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Introduction to the Photovoltaic Effect

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewLet a video light the way to a better understanding of solar energy. Scholars first learn vocabulary terms related to the photovoltaic effect, solar cells, and electricity. They then watch a video to learn why silicon is often used as a...
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Atomic Mobile

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Structure an activity around atoms. Learners use their knowledge of the parts of atoms—the protons, neutrons, and electrons—to build a model of a carbon atom. Scholars create a nucleus by using clay balls to represent the protons and...
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The Periodic Table

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why is the periodic table important? Scholars learn about the important information found on the periodic table in one installment of the larger Chemistry PowerPoints series. They acquaint themselves with important terminology associated...
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Distribution of Elements in Earth’s Crust

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do scientists know the difference between a meteorite from space and a regular rock from the earth? Scholars read a passage and answer comprehension questions about the creation of the solar system. They extrapolate the main ideas to...
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Flame Tests

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Light a fire in your pupils! Scholars conduct a flame test and observe the emission spectra of several different salts in an enlightening hands-on investigation. They use their observations to make comparisons and conclusions about the...
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Lewis Structures, VSEPR and Molecular Modeling

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A model is worth a thousand words. Young scholars use what they know about the structure of hydrocarbons to build Lewis dot structures and molecular models. Their tasks include multiple bonds, geometric hybrids, and various isomers.
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The Periodic Law

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Time to put the knowledge to the test! Young scholars take what they know about the periodic table and build their own from scratch. Using clues from 26 different elements, they place elements in a blank periodic table. The clues include...
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Macromolecules Jeopardy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This game isn't playing around! Scholars test their macromolecule skills through an interactive Jeopardy-style activity. As point values increase, so does the rigor of the questions, which cover types of bonding and structure of...
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Gelatin Microfluidics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Micro what? Analyze microfluidics as an application in the medical community. A lab investigation highlights the importance of channel design in biotechnology. Learners modify channels and observe the behavior of the flow of the fluids.
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Coffee Break with Nanoscience: Film Formation and “Coffee Rings”

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Prepare scholars for micro and nanoscale investigations. A lab activity allows individuals to practice their experimental techniques while becoming to accustomed to the smaller scale of the materials. They also make decisions about the...
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An Analytical Chemist, a Biochemist, an Animal Scientist, and an Oncologist Walk into a Lab...No Joke

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Oncology presents multiple opportunities for research and the collaboration of many different types of scientists. Scholars divide into groups and research the history of mass spectrometry, polarity/non-polarity,...
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Synthesis of Nickel Nanowires

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's all about the scale—they're not just wires, they're nanowires! The second lesson of the series builds on the oxidation-reduction experiment in the first lesson. Scholars synthesize a sample of nanowires using electrolysis. As they...
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Save the Dinosaurs with Copper and Zinc!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Create a coat of armor for dinosaur volunteers. Young scientists explore the oxidation-reduction reaction facilitated by electric current. The result of the reaction is a dinosaur coated in copper and zinc, which leads to an...
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Lab On A Slab

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Capillary action is the frugal chemist's dream ... the less liquid used, the more tests they can run! Learners experiment with the best design to maximize the benefits of capillary action. Using a liquid sample, they design a capillary...
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Mixtures and Nanotechnology

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What does size have to do with it? Learners analyze different mixtures, both homogeneous and heterogeneous, to discover the properties related to the size of their particles. The activity connects these properties to those of...
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Hiding Behind the Mask

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Microchips are a man-made wonder. Investigate the manufacturing wonder with a hands-on inquiry-based instructional activity. Scholars simulate the process of pattern transfer using photoresist. Their conclusion identifies how their...
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The Sun's Energy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How does the sun produce so much energy without blowing up? Viewers discover the delicate balance of inward and outward forces within the sun through a short video. The lesson includes discussion questions and is part of a larger sun...
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Synthesis and Characterization of CdSe Quantum Dots

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Does the size of a sample change the physical properties of that substance? It turns out it can! Young scientists combine physics and chemistry to synthesize CdSe quantum dots and record their color properties. Learners should notice a...
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Making a Liquid Crystal Thermometer

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Introduce your classes to a fourth state of matter! Liquid crystals have a colorful sheen that changes based on different physical factors. Learners use this information to create a liquid crystal thermometer where the color of the...
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Periodic Shuffle

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
No matter how you shuffle the elements, their electron configurations keep them in the same order. How can that be? Introduce the concept of periodicity through a lesson that combines inquiry, discussion, and comparison. Partners...
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Electronegativity Values

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Finally, an electronegativity resource your class will be strangely drawn to! Skilled scientists manipulate interactive puzzles to gain an understanding of common electronegativity values. The great thing? You can conduct the lesson...
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Colour—Gifted and Talented Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Add a splash of color to your chemistry class! Science scholars discover the principles behind color through a wide variety of hands-on activities. Lessons include dyes, chromatography, and flame tests.
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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,...
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Represent Bonding with Lewis Dot Diagrams

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Lewis dot diagrams, Lewis dot structures, and electron dot diagrams are all the same thing. Young scientists learn how to draw Lewis dot diagrams and come to understand how dots and dashes represent valence electrons and ionic or...
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The Periodic Table

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Carbon is a unique element known to form up to 10 million different compounds. Scholars focus on the first 20 elements of the periodic table in order to learn how to read the table. They correctly match 20 cards with given information to...
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Aluminazing

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Have your class make artwork out of used soda cans. The class analyzes the materials that are in cars and ponder the use of aluminum in them. The teacher anodizes strips of aluminum in order for them to be dyed, then pupils create...
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Redox Reactions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The breakdown of your breakfast and plants photosynthesizing all relate to the simple movement of electrons. Learn about the complex manner of redox reactions, where electrons move from one compound to another, changing and propelling...
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The Electron

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Electrons don't really exist as particles in an atom, but more as waves which move at different frequencies. Explore electron configurations through learning about their shells and orbitals and how this relates to the periodicity of the...
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Lewis Dot Structures

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What may look like a bunch of dots is actually complex science! Gilbert Lewis' work is important for understanding molecular chemistry, and his approach is great for visual learners. The video describes the process of drawing a Lewis dot...
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Electron Configuration Example

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What does an atom look like? The instructor in a tutorial video models how to use the periodic table to determine the number of subatomic particles. He then uses the number of electrons to create an orbital diagram. Finally, Groves...
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Valence Electrons and Ionic Bonds (Advanced)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Build on your scholars' basic understanding of valence electrons by showing them how to use valence electrons to predict formations of ionic bonds. The informative video includes an explanation of how lattice energy attributes to the...
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Understanding Atomic Number and Atomic Mass

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The amount of information you can learn about an element from the periodic table is amazing! Young scientists learn how to interpret the atomic number and atomic mass. Using a carbon atom as an example, the instructor describes the...
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Chemical Bonding - Ionic vs. Covalent Bonds

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Demonstrate that all bonds are not made the same. Use the video to compare ionic and covalent bonds. Each bond is explained in depth using specific examples. 
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The Physics of Space Battles

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ready to take your class on a journey through space and witness epic battles? A video segment portrays the true way space battles happen, complete with the way Hollywood handles the lack of gravity, even while firing missiles at the...
3:42
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How to See Time Travel!!!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Are you ready to take your learners on a time travel exploration? The short video segment uncovers the nuances of time travel and the scientific theories behind this sometimes misunderstood activity. Learners conclude with a discussion...
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There's No Such Thing As Cold

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Is cold real, or just a feeling? Assist your class in discovering the truth behind the body's assumption of cold as they learn the difference between heat and temperature and why wind causes a person to feel colder. They conclude with a...
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Average Atomic Masses

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Facilitate learning by using small objects to teach the principles of atomic mass in your science class. Pupils determine the average mass of varying beans as they perform a series of competitive experiments. They gather data and...
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Atomic Structure: Elements

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's all relevant, really. Individuals use the scientific method to learn more about elements, atoms, and their placement on the periodic table. They conduct experiments using materials common in nature to explore how elements affect our...
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Elements and Electron Configuration

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's electronic! Pupils uncover elements and their electron configurations as they explore mass, groupings, correct charges, and sliding theory. Young scientists learn creative ways to remember various elements and correctly classify...
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Mass vs. Weight

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Why do you weigh more in space? Each individual in your class explores this question and others as they determine the mass and weight of different objects using two types of scales. They perform conversions and discuss their results,...
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Chemistry Practice Problems: Naming Chemical Compounds

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Your class will not want to miss this. They use practice problems to demonstrate the correct way of naming ionic compound mixtures, molecular compound mixtures, and acids. They view the video segment to assist with the completion of...
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Chemistry Lesson: Names & Formulas of Molecular Compounds

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What's in a name? Help your pupils learn how to properly name molecular compounds with the engaging video segment. They determine the names and formulas of molecular compounds while discussing the rules they must use.
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Chemistry Lesson: Naming Ionic Compounds

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Continue leading your class through the ionic journey as they learn additional ways to name ionic compounds. Pupils focus on deriving compound names from their formulas, including fixed charge metal ions, variable charge metal ions,...
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Chemistry Lesson: Polyatomic Ions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Lead the way in naming polyatomic ions and have fun at the same time. Pupils learn the rules for naming polyatomic ions, primarily oxyanions. They learn patterns to determine the charge of an ion and when to add a hydrogen molecule to an...
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Chemistry Lesson: Monoatomic Ions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
You'll get a charge out of this! Future scientists learn the rules of naming monoatomic ions and how to determine each ion's charge. They learn to classify between fixed charge metal, variable charge metal, and nonmetal ions.
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Chemistry Lesson: Identifying Ionic vs. Molecular Compounds

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is that compound ionic or molecular? How can you tell? Pupils learn about naming chemical compounds and classify them as being molecular or ionic. They learn in detail as they build foundational skills in the short, yet informative, lesson.
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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...
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The Thermite Reaction

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Searching for a way to take your chemistry class to the next level? Provide pupils with an exciting and educational experiment demonstrating the thermite reaction! The mixture of aluminum powder and iron oxide allows young chemists to...
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An Experiment in Alchemy: Copper to Silver to Gold

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How exciting would it be for your chemistry class to produce their own "gold"? This experiment allows pupils to witness the chemical reaction of copper pennies as they react with zinc and sodium hydroxide to produce "gold" tokens. It is...
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Chemistry Lesson: Acid-Base Neutralization Reactions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Provide your emerging chemists with the most descriptive way to perform specialized double displacement reactions possible! This video details acid-base neutralization, where acids and bases are combined to result in salt and water...
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Chemistry Lesson: Double Displacement Reactions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is the best method to teach your chemistry class about double displacement reactions? Dr. Kent discusses this topic, including double replacement reactions, metathesis reactions, and exchange reactions, using rules of solubility...
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Chemistry Lesson: Types of Chemical Reactions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A descriptive video segment details five types of chemical reactions, including synthesis, decomposition, single displacement, double displacement, and combustion. It is engaging for even the most discerning young chemists.  
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Chemistry Lesson: Balancing Chemical Equations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
An informative video segment describes how to balance chemical equations. It ensures pupils will obey the laws of conservation of mass and shares tips to assist young chemists who may need additional help to ensure a more simplistic way...
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Chemistry Lesson: Writing Chemical Equations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Have your emerging chemists been puzzled about how to correctly write a chemical equation? A short video segment describes the process in detail and discusses each piece of the chemical equation. Also, there is an additional lesson on...
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Chemistry Lesson: Mole Ratio from Chemical Formulas

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Need an exciting way to teach mole ratios? This short video segment details a step-by-step method to determine the mole ratio of chemical compounds and relates these ratios to molar mass. The resource may be used to enhance your current...
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Chemistry Lesson: Mole Calculations I

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Do your pupils already have knowledge of moles and mass? If so, this is the next step for the chemistry classroom. The video segment, while short in length, is filled with demonstrations on how to perform mole calculations involving both...
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Chemistry Lesson: Molar Mass

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Enhance your current chemistry curriculum with a short video that demonstrates how to calculate the molar mass of a compound. There is also instruction for conversion between moles and mass, outlined in simple steps and demonstrated in a...
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Chemistry Lesson: The Mole (Avogadro's Number)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Avagodro's number (The Mole) ... you are not researching that cute little mole on your cheek! Avagodro's number refers to The Mole, a vital component to chemistry. This video segment will discuss the mole and further elaborate on the...
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Chemistry Lesson: Compound Unit Conversions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Searching for a way to enhance your classroom chemistry curriculum? A short video segment offers detailed instructions for how to convert compound units, such as miles/hour or milligrams/mL. The worksheet included prompts learners to...
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Chemistry Lesson: Unit Analysis (Unit Conversions)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
An informative video offers detailed instruction of the proper way to convert between different units in the English and metric systems. Additionally, it provides an explanation of how to handle significant digits and when this process...
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Chemistry Lesson: Determining Formula from Composition Data

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Searching for a quick and thorough video segment to enhance your chemistry classroom? A step-by-step process determines the empirical and molecular formula of chemical compounds. A periodic table is required to properly integrate this...
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Covalent Bonds

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Share this video with your class and explore the conditions that make covalent bonding possible. Examining the complex series of attractive and repulsive forces that exist between atoms, this video explains how at just the right distance...
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The Aufbau Hotel

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A simple analogy helps to explain a complicated concept in this instructional chemistry video. After first listening to a description of a hotel with different types of rooms on different floors, each with its own unique cost, students...
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Bond Types

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Bond some basic chemistry knowledge to the brains of your students with this short instructional video. After first identifying metals and non-metals on the period table, the presenter continues on to explain the types of materials...
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Atomic Structure Worksheet

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Teaching young scientists about atoms is no small task, but this series of worksheets will make it a little easier. From creating and labeling Bohr models, to identifying information provided in the periodic table of elements, this...
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Atomic Basics

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Get down to basics with these worksheets on the structure of atoms. Challenging young chemists to identify information from the periodic table and create Bohr diagrams and Lewis dot structures for different elements, this resource would...
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Element Cards

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
This template is made up of cards for 18 common elements. The chemical symbol is provided, along with space to write in the numbers of protons, neutrons, and electrons, draw Bohr diagrams and Lewis structures, and more!
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That's Why Carbon Is A Tramp

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Carbon bonds with one, two, or three atoms in order to gain four electrons and fill its outer shell. Here is a video that explores the chemistry aspects of biology through the lens of carbon. A review of Lewis dot structures begins the...
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Organizing a Store

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
When provided with multiple objects, how many ways can the class organize and display them based on predetermined factors? Assist class members with a handy activity—theoretically teaching them concepts to understand periodic table...
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Hydrolysis

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Young chemists examine the effects of salt on the pH levels of solutions with the help of this instructional video. Taking a close look at reactions between three different salts and water, students learn to predict the change in pH...
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Self-Assembly: The Power of Organizing the Unorganized

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What if buildings could grow, adapt, and repair themselves like a living organism? Using the process of self-assembly, this crazy idea may one day become a reality. The video looks at how unordered parts interact with one another and...