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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
Beyond Benign

Essential Oil Extraction Using Liquid CO2

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When life hands you lemons ... experiment on them! Green chemistry gurus compare extraction methods for essential oils through a lab activity. Lab groups use traditional distillation and liquid carbon dioxide extraction methods, then...
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Unit Plan
Columbus City Schools

To Measure its Mass or Volume?

For Teachers 6th Standards
Atoms, elements, and molecules, oh my! Teaching the fundamentals of chemistry to curious sixth graders has never been easier to accomplish. Here is a resource that pulls together everything needed to get them off to a good start,...
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Lesson Plan
Virginia Department of Education

Properties of Compounds and Chemical Formulas

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young chemists have unknown compounds they need to sort. Performing three different tests on each, the chemical behaviors they observe become the basis for data analysis. 
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Lesson Plan
Virginia Department of Education

A Crystal Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young chemists grow ionic crystals, metallic crystals, and supersaturated crystals in three different lab experiments. Observing these under a microscope allows pupils to compare the various structures. 
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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 plan 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...
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Interactive3:46
Scholastic

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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Interactive3:39
Scholastic

Study Jams! Elements & Compounds

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Compound class members' knowledge of elements and compounds with this delightful video clip! As the animated characters work on baking a birthday cake, they reveal that elements are simple substances that can be combined to form...
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Assessment
Curated OER

2007 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Local Section Exam

For Students 9th - 12th
Sixty multiple choice questions cover the entire gamut of chemistry concepts. This is the local section of the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad, where your chemistry candidates take a shot at entering the national competition. They...
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Lab Resource
Pingry School

Replacement of Hydrogen by a Metal

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
As the most abundant element on the earth, hydrogen requires no replacement. Yet scholars learn to replace hydrogen with a metal to liberate the hydrogen gas. A simple procedure and data table include the necessary information and...
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Lab Resource
Pingry School

Isotopes and Atomic Mass – Determination of the Average Atomic Mass of Pastium

For Students 9th - 12th
Sometimes modeling is the best approach to working with microscopic particles. A lab investigation models a fictional element using pasta. The setup uses three different pasta types to represent three different isotopes. Learners...
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Lesson Plan
Kenan Fellows

Determining the Atomic Mass of Elements in a Compound Using Matrices

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars apply concepts learned in both Algebra II and Chemistry to answer the questions on the provided worksheet. The activity allows for extra practice in both classes and helps connect concepts usually taught in isolation. The...
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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

Everyday Chemicals (14-16)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Two men want drinks and the first orders H2O. The second man orders H2O too, but he dies. Scholars apply their knowledge of H2O2 and other everyday chemicals during the activity. They match chemical formulas to common chemical names in a...
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Worksheet
Royal Society of Chemistry

Computational Chemistry—Chemistry Now

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Can some plants make their own animal repellents? Science sleuths examine the properties of cinnamamide in pear trees using an case study about computational chemistry. The resource discusses how vital computers are to research, how...
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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

Some A-level Reagents

For Students 6th - 12th
Learning names and formulas can be a daunting task for young chemists, so support their study with interactive puzzles! First, users match each formula with its correct name. Then, individuals use them to complete three logic games.
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Worksheet
Royal Society of Chemistry

Combinatorial Chemistry—Chemistry Now

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Finding new drugs has been likened to finding a needle in a haystack. How do pharmaceutical companies do it? One of a small series of four informative leaflets examines combinatorial chemistry, the method at the forefront of new drug...
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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

Amines and Related Compounds

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists call a molecule that contains a nitrogen atom that behaves as a base an amine. Four puzzles, related to amines and similar compounds, challenge scholars to prove their knowledge. After passing each puzzle, the next increases...
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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

Naming Complexes—Ligands

For Students 6th - 12th
Naming complexes can be, well, pretty complex! Simplify a study of ligands using interactive puzzles. Junior chemists match up the name, formula, and complex name, then solve a series of logic games with the information.
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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

Naming Binary Compounds

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Penguinone is an organic compound named because it resembles a penguin. Scholars match the name of binary compounds to the elements in each compound. Then, they solve three sets of puzzles reviewing the same content.
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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

Formulae of Compounds

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Many people confuse the chemical formulas for copper carbonate and copper oxide. A set of challenging puzzles review commonly confused compound names and their symbols. Through a series of four puzzles, pupils match the names and...
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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

Compounds Ending in 'ate'

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Tackle polyatomic ions with Sudoku-like games! Nomenclature novices practice identifying the names and constituents of carbonate compounds with a series of puzzles. Scholars can use the resource online or as a worksheet, thanks to the...
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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

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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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...