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Lesson Plan
Beyond Benign

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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Lesson Plan
Beyond Benign

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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Lesson Plan
Virginia Department of Education

Matter and Energy: Equations and Formulas

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Using simple materials, an informative lesson demonstrates the Law of Conservation of Matter and explains how to balance chemical equations. Young chemists perform experiments, analyze reactions, and balance chemical equations on their...
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Lesson Plan
Virginia Department of Education

Mystery Iron Ions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young chemists perform an experiment to determine if a compound is iron (II) chloride or iron (III) chloride. Then they determine the formula, balance the equation, and answer analysis questions. 
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Organizer
CPO Science

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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Lesson Plan
Beyond Benign

Sublimation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ah, caffeine! What would some of us do without it? Teach your high school chemistry class the concept of sublimation as they complete a hands-on experiment to visualize the changes caffeine undergoes during heating and cooling. They...
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Lesson Plan
Beyond Benign

Reactions Lab

For Teachers 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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Lesson Plan
Beyond Benign

Mole of Rice Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learning about the mole using rice is pretty nice! Help your chemistry scholars visualize the concept of a mole of substance with an easy-to-perform lab. Partnered pupils find the mass of a single grain of rice and relate this...
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eBook
CK-12 Foundation

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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Activity
National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

Shrink Me!

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
The incredibly shrinking meter—decimeters to centimeters, to millimeters, and now to nanometers! Learners may have a difficult time visualizing particles on a nanoscale. Help them see a little clearer using a well-designed lesson that...
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Lab Resource
Royal Society of Chemistry

Electrolysis Using a Microscale Hoffman Apparatus—Microscale Chemistry

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Get big results out of a small-scale lab! Young chemists observe the electrolysis of sodium sulfate using a microscale experiment. A colorful indicator solution combined with the production of gas bubbles yields a variety of observations...
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Lab Resource
Royal Society of Chemistry

Chemistry Masterclass—Chemistry Outreach

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Immerse your chemistry class in the world of organic chemistry! Science scholars isolate acetaminophen from an over-the-counter sample during an intense and interesting lab. Groups use many different separation and analysis techniques to...
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Activity
Royal Society of Chemistry

Mass Changes in Chemical Reactions—Microscale Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
What better way is there to introduce conservation of mass than a few simple experiments? Young chemists conduct two chemical reactions, take the masses of reactants and products, then compare their results to determine differences in...
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Lesson Plan
Cornell University

Radical Reactions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The radical reactions of polymers seems abstract to many pupils, but this lesson turns them into a fun building game. Scholars use dice and building pieces to build polymers. Then, they determine the theoretical and experimental weight...
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Lesson Plan
Beyond Benign

Green"er" Precipitation Reaction

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
All sodium carbonate may not have the same amount of carbonate, but it should have the same percent. Learners write and balance an equation to predict the chemical reaction between sodium carbonate and zinc acetate. Through the lab...
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Interactive
Concord Consortium

Stoichiometry and Balancing Equations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is your stoichiometry lesson plan just not adding up? Incorporate an exciting interactive to balance things out! Chemistry scholars manipulate the number of molecules added to the reaction vessel, then observe as bonds form and break as...
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Lesson Plan
Cornell University

Predicting Chemical Reactions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Prove the Law of Conservation of Mass through a lab investigation. A well-designed lesson asks groups to combine materials and monitor indicators for chemical reactions. Measuring the mass of the reactants and products allows individuals...
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Lesson Plan
Towson University

The Crucial Concentration

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Which sports drink provides the best pick-me-up after the big game or grueling workout? It may not be the one you'd think! Food science is the focus in a surprising lab activity. Pupils use colorimetry to determine the amount of protein,...
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Handout
National Institute of Open Schooling

Electrochemistry

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In an electrolytic cell, electrical energy is converted into chemical energy, the exact opposite of a battery! Lesson 15 in a series of 36 explores electrochemistry. Participants begin by reading and discussing oxidation/reduction...
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Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

Balancing Equations

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Make the microscopic world of chemical reactions come to life. An engaging video demonstrates a methane-oxygen reaction. Learners see the reaction take place and observe the chemical equation being balanced. 
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Handout
National Institute of Open Schooling

Ionic Equilibrium

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scientific studies show the older we get, the more acidic we become. The activity extensively teaches high schoolers about acids and bases. By the end of the 14th installment of 36, they can define and explain three concepts of...
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Handout
National Institute of Open Schooling

Mole Concept

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Learners explore atomic measurement in the first activity in a series of 36. Through readings, activities, and questions, classes review standard SI units, learn about Avogadro's constant, and use it to help them calculate moles. They...
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Handout
National Institute of Open Schooling

Chemical Arithmetics

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Substances with the same empirical and molecular formula must be differentiated by their structural formula. Part two in a series of 36 has pupils using chemical formulas to calculate how much of a compound is present in a given...
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PPT
Normal Community High School

Chemical Equations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Viewers learn how to identify the substances in a chemical reaction, how to balance it, and the different types of chemical reactions by watching a presentation that also includes a review of monomers and polymers. The presentation ends...