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Interactive
PhET

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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Lesson Plan
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American Chemical Society

Temperature Changes in Dissolving

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Alia-Seltzer tablets cause a very obvious chemical change, but do they also cause a temperature change? Each class member explores hot/cold packs, discussing how these temperature changes occur. Groups then design and carry out their own...
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Interactive
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PhET

Molecule Shapes: Basics

For Students 6th - 12th
In molecules, bonds rotate about the nucleus due to the repulsion of subatomic particles. In a simulation, learners manipulate the bonds of a molecule to meet the atoms' needs. They can then see the specific molecular shapes of five...
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Lesson Plan
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American Chemical Society

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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Lesson Plan
Rochester Institute of Technology

Molecules and Fuel Cell Technology

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A fuel cell is where the jailer keeps gas guzzlers. Scholars review chemical reactions, chemical bonds, and chemical structure in order to apply these concepts. Participants construct fuel cell kits, using electrolysis to run the car and...
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PPT
Curated OER

Chemistry Slide Collection

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A huge slide show provides a review of almost every topic there is to cover in basic chemistry! Your young scientists will be interested to see each illustration and example given. The appearance of the 120 slides varies greatly, most...
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Curated OER

Sorting Plastics For Recycling

For Teachers 9th - 12th
First, young chemists practice polymer identification by density and flame tests. With the data collected, they propose a method of separating polyethylene from other plastics and determine what property makes it desirable for recycling....
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Curated OER

The Periodic Table, Electrons, and Chemical Bonds

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Four activities immerse beginning chemists into the world of elements. They examine the periodic table, use cobalt hydroxide to learn about chemical formulae and valence electrons. Also, they name binary compounds and examine the...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Science Puzzlers, Twisters, and Teasers: Chemical Bonding

For Students 7th - 10th
What a cute approach to chemical bonding! Atoms all have human names and are attending at a dance. Who will pair up with whom? By reading the characteristics, and not the element name, chemistry whizzes figure out the bonding pairs....
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eBook
Utah Education Network (UEN)

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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PPT
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Biology Junction

Chemistry

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
You matter—unless you multiply yourself by the speed of light squared, then you energy! Scholars learn about matter, energy, the elements and so much more using an informative presentation. Completing the included worksheet creates a...
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Interactive
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Small-Molecule Diversity

For Students 9th - 12th
One way to study the microscopic is to make it macroscopic. Each slide of the lesson presentation presents a different molecular model along with a brief description of the compound's function. Learners use the information to build...
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Lesson Plan
Cornell University

Atomic Bonding

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Explore the connection of surface area to bonding within atoms. Learners complete lab investigations to model changing surface area with different sizes and concentrations of atoms. A flour fireball demonstration follows the labs to...
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Lesson Plan
Kenan Fellows

What Element Would You Be?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Primo Levi wrote a collection of short stories comparing his life from Italy to Auschwitz to elements in the periodic table. Pupils read an excerpt from his book and research the characteristics of various elements. Then, they make a...
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Interactive
Chemistry Collective

Virtual Lab: DNA Binding Problem

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Why do the bases in DNA pair up the way they do? Unravel the mystery of the double helix in a virtual lab. Young scientists follow in the footsteps of Watson and Crick to determine the free energy associated with DNA base pair binding....
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Interactive
Chemistry Collective

Virtual Lab: ATP Reaction (Thermochemistry and Bonding)

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
If you've ever felt a little drained ... try converting some ATP to ADP! Science scholars perform one of life's most important reactions using a simulated lab workbench. The fun-to-use interactive allows pupils to control the reactants...
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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

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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Unit Plan
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Molecules to the Max!—Educators Resource Guide

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
From molecules to nanotubes, an engaging unit explores the world of tiny science. Fifteen hands-on experiments and lessons engage young scientists as they learn chemistry. Discussions, worksheets, and data analysis reinforce the concepts...
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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 instructional activity turns them into a fun building game. Scholars use dice and building pieces to build polymers. Then, they determine the theoretical and...
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Interactive
Concord Consortium

Chain Reaction Between Hydrogen and Oxygen

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Looking for a simple way to teach conservation of energy in chemical reactions? Pupils can observe energy changes as water forms during a chain reaction between oxygen and hydrogen using an interactive. The resource instructs users to...
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Interactive
Concord Consortium

Forming a Molecule

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What does it look like when two atoms bond? Mol-e-COOL! Aspiring chemists observe the interaction between two atoms forming a bond in an easy-to-use interactive. Individuals move atoms closer together and observe changes in attraction...
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Interactive
Concord Consortium

Breaking a Molecular Bond

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Breaking up is hard, especially with a third part involved! Watch as molecules of hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen try to keep it together as a neutral third atom bombards them. Users control the reactive molecules and the velocity of the...
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Interactive
Concord Consortium

Energy of Bond Formation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Show your chemistry class that there's much more to covalent bonding than sharing electrons! Pupils manipulate atoms of hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon to observe the energy of bond formation using a well-rounded interactive. The resource...
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Interactive
Concord Consortium

Reaction Between Hydrogen and Oxygen Molecules

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When molecules of hydrogen and oxygen are combined, how does water form? Science scholars observe changes in kinetic and potential energy during a chemical reaction in an interactive. The resource features easy controls that allow users...