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It's About Time

More Chemical Changes

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Generate entertainment by assisting students in creating multiple chemical changes during the course of small experiments integrated into one packed lesson. Individuals observe examples of chemical changes as they occur and gather data...
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Unit Plan
Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning

Forensic Sciences: A Crime Scene Investigation Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Mr. Bergman has been murdered and we need you to solve the crime! The cross-curricular unit covers 11 different types of forensic science and includes 17 activities. Scholars perform blood type analysis, blood spatter analysis, height...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Chemical Formulas for Molecules

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Newcomers to chemistry compare hydrogen peroxide to water, realizing that the difference of one oxygen atom significantly affects the chemical properties. Other pairs of compounds and their formulas are also examined. A few chemical...
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Beyond Benign

Shampoozled—Part 2: pH Neutral

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Who doesn't want balance in shampoo?!? The second of a two-part lesson continues the preparation of a shampoo formula. This time, individuals focus on how to control the pH of the product. This is the 12th installment of the overall...
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American Chemical Society

Flame Out

For Students K - 5th
Add a little heat to your science lesson. Young experimenters work to understand the chemical reaction taking place when a candle burns. They experiment with both oxygen and carbon dioxide to make conclusions about the reaction.
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American Chemical Society

Exploring Baking Powder

For Teachers 5th Standards
Birthday cake wouldn't be light and fluffy without the chemical reactions between ingredients. Young scientists explore some chemical reactions in the 11th installment of a 16 lesson plan Inquiry in Action series. They determine the...
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Activity
American Chemical Society

Periodic Table Trends Activity

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The term periodic in periodic table has meaning. Young scientists view a video to learn about the periodic table and then use the provided resources to create their own tables. They focus on patterns of the chemical properties of each...
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Lesson Plan
American Chemical Society

Setting the Standards of Excellence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A number doesn't have much meaning without a standard of reference. Learners read about the history of developing standards to measure chemical and physical properties and complete reading guides to process the information. They focus on...
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Activity
Teach Engineering

Investigating the Properties of Plastic and its Effects on the Environment

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Pore over the properties of plastic. Working through four different stations, pupils investigate some properties of plastic, including chemical decomposition, mechanical breakdown, density, and the ability to infiltrate the food chain....
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Discovery Education

By All Indications

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How do people determine if something is acidic or basic? Learners make their own acid-base indicators using red cabbage and then determine the acidity and alkalinity of different substances. First, they test substances of known pH and...
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Purdue University

Yucky Water? No Problem!

For Teachers 5th Standards
Young scholars study the process of water filtration in a three-part STEM lesson. After analyzing samples of dirty water, teams design and build their own filtration systems and measure their efficiency.
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Lab Resource
Pingry School

Qualitative Analysis of Eleven Household Chemicals

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Chemical and physical properties give compounds an identity. Learners use the identity of a compound to predict what it is. By performing different tests like solubility, flame, heat, and reactions, individuals attempt to identify an...
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Lesson Plan
Kenan Fellows

Industrial Knowledge of Acids and Bases

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Over a 10-year period, EPA regulations cost businesses less than $30 billion, while businesses saved over $82 billion. Scholars experiment with acids and bases to better understand the pH scale. Then they debate environmental regulation...
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Lesson Plan
National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

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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Lesson Plan
National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

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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Teach Engineering

Understanding Elements

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Nothing says organization quite like a table. The third lesson plan in a six-part Mixtures and Solutions unit teaches young scientists about elements and the periodic table. They learn how the periodic table is organized and about the...
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Beyond Benign

Packed Up Properties

For Students 6th - 8th
Determine physical properties of potential packaging materials. Continuing from previous lessons in the series, the resource asks groups to identify physical properties of the substances. They test for conductivity, solubility, water...
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Activity
Teach Engineering

All Fats Are Not Created Equal

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Apply robotics to connect physical properties to chemical properties. Future engineers use robots to determine the melting points of various fats and oils. The robots can do this by measuring the translucency of the fats as they heat up.
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Teach Engineering

Red Cabbage Chemistry

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Using the natural pH indicator of red cabbage juice, groups determine the pH of different everyday liquids. As they work, pupils gain an understanding of pH that may help deal with contaminants in the water supply. 
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Activity
Exploratorium

Indicating Electrolysis

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Sure, your learners know water is made up of two molecules, but watching them separate helps the class see the construction like never before. This resource provides directions on how to build a simple electrolysis device using a...
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Lesson Plan
Chymist

Hydrates

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What occurs when a hydrate is heated? Lead your class in exploring the answer to this question as they investigate the properties of a hydrated compound. They heat copper(II) sulfate pentahydrate and evaporate the water byproduct to...
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Activity
It's About Time

Metals and Nonmetals

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know you can melt the metal gallium with just the heat of your hand? Pupils observe and test materials in order to classify them as metal or non-metal. A reading passage and analysis questions wrap up the lesson. 
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American Chemical Society

Joseph Priestley, Discoverer of Oxygen

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Do you want to hear a joke about nitrogen and oxygen? NO. We all know there is oxygen in the air and that plants produce oxygen, but how was it discovered? Scholars read a handout, answer questions, and analyze material in the...
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Activity
It's About Time

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...