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How Do Chemists Measure?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young chemists create gold nanoparticles as they learn to measure accurately with the metric system. They create an advertisement for the application of nanotechnology to complete the first activity in a series of six.
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Early Forensics and Crime-Solving Chemists

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Amazing historical crime scene photos and information is shared by Deborah Blum, an author who has done a tremendous amount of homework on forensic science! Perhaps you could show this to upcoming chemists as you are inspiring them to...
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How Do Chemists Measure?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is a scientist's favorite type of dog? A lab. This lesson includes a lab experiment and a project for young chemists to learn about measurement, including the metric system and nanotechnology. The resource includes grading rubrics...
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Importance of Deep-Sea Ecosystems – Chemists with No Backbones

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Marine invertebrates offer us many new options for developing pharmaceutical drugs, such as w-conotoxin MVIIA, which is extracted from the cone snail and is a potent painkiller. The lesson encourages scholars to research various types of...
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Collagen Chemist

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Senior Collagen Scientist, Jacqui Schroeder, takes us behind the scenes of her job at Devereux Medical. She demonstrates to viewers what she does with collagen. Jacqui also shares how she prepared for her career and why she loves it!
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A Chemist in My Class?

For Teachers 1st
First graders in kindergarten science class discuss matter. They make predictions and then identify mystery items in brown paper bags as either solid, liquid, or gas by using their senses. They discuss that a chemist is a scientist that...
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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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Chemistry Matters: The Life of a Chemist

For Students 9th - 12th
Are scientists really the stereotypical, crazy-haired, self-isolated characters depicted in movies? Far from it! They are a group of different types of personalities with a variety of interests who collaborate on projects and together...
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Equilibrium and Le Chatelier’s Principle

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The best part of learning about equilibrium is that nothing changes. Young chemists observe four demonstrations during this lesson: equilibrium in a saturated solution, equilibrium with an acid-base indicator, equilibrium with cobalt...
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Antacid and Uncle Heartburn

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Household materials can be used for more than cleaning! In this collaborative experiment, emerging chemists use products such as vinegar and liquid antacid to explore chemical reactions that commonly occur in the human body.
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Chemistry Lesson: Balancing Chemical Equations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
An informative video segment describes how to balance chemical equations. It ensures pupils will obey the laws of conservation of mass and shares tips to assist young chemists who may need additional help to ensure a more simplistic way...
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An Analytical Chemist, a Biochemist, an Animal Scientist, and an Oncologist Walk into a Lab...No Joke

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Oncology presents multiple opportunities for research and the collaboration of many different types of scientists. Scholars divide into groups and research the history of mass spectrometry, polarity/non-polarity,...
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The Roving Robotic Chemist

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Junior oceanographers and underwater geologists describe the four major steps of mass spectrometry. They compete in small groups to simulate the tracking of a deepwater methane plume using imaginary autonomous underwater vehicles. Give...
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Everyone Has Problems, but Chemists Have Solutions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students observe molar solutions being prepared and gain an understanding of concentration. For this solutions lesson plan, students observe a solution of drink mix being prepared parallel to a solution of salt water. Students gain an...
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What do Chemists See When they Look at Chemicals?

For Students 9th - 12th
In this naming chemicals instructional activity, high schoolers indicate the prefixes for naming compounds. They fill in a chart with the chemical names and formulas for alkanes. They draw the structural and molecular formula for propane...
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Module 5 Revision Guide - Chemistry

For Students 9th - 12th
If you use this as an outline for your chemistry lecture on metals, your young chemists will absorb a well-rounded overview. This is not a instructional activity per se, but a useful summary of the behavior of metals. Save yourself some...
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Periodic Table of Elements

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Colored boxes with white font present the basic periodic table of elements to your young chemists. All of the basics are included: chemical name, symbol, atomic number, atomic mass, and the number of electrons in each orbital. A brief...
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Oxidation: Does Iron Burn?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Searching for a fairly easy demonstration of how oxidation triggers rust formation? The demonstration allows high school chemists to witness the rusting of metals, as large and small objects are held into a flame while triggering the...
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Soap, Slime, and Creative Chromatography

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Do you think chromatography paper suffers from separation anxiety? Young chemists make soap, slime, silly putty, and experiment with chromatography in this lesson. The material includes clear instructions for each experiment along with...
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Chemistry Lesson: Names and Formulas of Acids

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What's in a name? Lead your class through the exciting world of acids. Pupils determine the names of acids and learn the correct way to write their formulas, both for binary and ternary acids.
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Pumpkin Chemistry - Halloween Special

For Students 6th - 12th
Smashing Pumpkins isn't just an alternative rock band—in Chemistry class, it's an art form! Watch chemists work to destroy pumpkins in the most scientifically interesting ways with an engaging video. 
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What is the Percentage of Copper in "Copper" Coins?

For Students 9th - 12th
Whether in the UK or in the US, the mass of the copper in a copper alloy penny can be determined. If you are in the US, just note that on the lab sheet, a penny is identified as a "1p piece." The penny is dissolved by young chemists in...
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AP Chemistry Topic 1: Chemical Foundations, Part C

For Students 10th - 12th
The foundational chemistry skill of naming simple compounds is practiced thoroughly by completing this worksheet. This is a marvelous way for your chemists to show what they have learned. In some instances, the chemical formula is...
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Understanding Behavior of Gases

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If you want your young chemists to fully grasp the behavior of gases, here is an all-inclusive lesson plan. It provides handouts of detailed instructions for three laboratory activities, assessment reccomendations, and a list of...

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