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Acids and Alkalis—Gifted and Talented Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Looking for a comprehensive plan for teaching acid-base chemistry? Science scholars discover acid-base interactions through a thoughtfully written unit. The resource is divided into paced activities and individual work designed to...
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Hydrophobic Surfaces—Deposition and Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Couches, carpets, and even computer keyboards now advertise they are spill-resistant, but what does that mean? Scholars use physical and chemical methods to coat surfaces with thin films to test their hydrophobic properties. Then they...
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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...
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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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Stoichiometry Challenge

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Have you been searching for environmentally friendly chemistry experiments to use in your high school laboratory? This stoichiometry experiment replaces a conventional aluminum to alum lab by using sodium carbonate and calcium chloride...
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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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Utah Open Textbook: Chemistry

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Technology can help save money and add convenience. The resource offers a free textbook for a complete Chemistry course. The text begins with a review of the scientific method and continues to explain topics such as chemical bonding,...
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Materials Lab

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why is wood good for building houses, but not the best choice for high-rise apartments? Future materials scientists put building materials to the test using a hands-on interactive. Pupils pull and push on substances such as reinforced...
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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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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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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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Lab 2: Nanocatalysts Clean Your Car Emissions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Surface area certainly surfaces as a variable for chemical reaction rates. Scholars perform an experiment to discover how the size of catalysts affect the rate of a chemical reaction. They record their results in tables and graphs to...
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Lab 1: Nanocatalysts Clean Your Car Emissions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What a big job for such a small particle. Young scientists learn about the role of nanoparticles in catalytic converters for cars. They conduct an experiment to create alginate-MnO2 catalytic spheres. 
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Nanotechnology Invention and Design: Phase Changes, Energy, and Crystals

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What does it take to be considered a smart material? Learners investigate the properties of Nitinol, a smart material, through a hands-on lab activity. They examine the crystal lattice structure and the conditions required for Nitinol to...
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The Attraction is REAL

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
How attractive is your intermolecular forces lesson plan? Draw your class in with an activity that includes research, presentation, and demonstrations. Chemistry scholars work together to create claims about the each intermolecular...
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Organic Molecules Day—Chemistry Outreach

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
In search of an organic lab that employs real-life techniques and analysis methods? Groups carry out the nitration of methyl benzoate, then attempt to determine the number and location of the nitro groups added to the benzene ring....
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Green Plastics—Chemistry Outreach

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How do green plastics reduce waste and environmental pollution? Budding scientists create and test a variety of compounds used in green plastics during an insightful experiment. Beginning with startling statistics and ending with...
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Observing the Lowering of a Melting Point—Microscale Chemistry

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Can a solid's melting point be lowered without placing it in an aqueous solution? Discover the surprising truth when chemistry scholars combine hydroxybenzene and menthol crystals during a microscale experiment. A well-written procedure...
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Electrochromic Polymer—Chemistry Outreach

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
From windows that tint themselves to OLED technology, electrochromic polymers are redefining our ideas about conducting materials! Introduce your chemistry class to the emerging trend with an exciting lab activity. Budding materials...