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What's the Deal With Fossil Fuels?

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Plastic bags, laptops, and even toothpaste all contain petroleum. A lesson explains how to define fossil fuels, including petroleum, and the many uses for fossil fuels in our everyday lives. It also details why new sources need to...
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Coffee Break with Nanoscience: Film Formation and “Coffee Rings”

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Prepare scholars for micro and nanoscale investigations. A lab activity allows individuals to practice their experimental techniques while becoming to accustomed to the smaller scale of the materials. They also make decisions about the...
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Wet Etching in Nanofabrication

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
Chemistry and physics combine forces to benefit nanofabrications. Learners examine the process of wet etching in nanofabrication. Using corrosive substances such as lemon juice and Coca-Cola, they model the etching process. They then...
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Rules of the Mogwai

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
When you don't follow the rules, bad things can happen! Kick off your next lab safety lesson using a resource from the K20 series. Pupils partner up to decipher MSDS for common lab chemicals, brainstorm common safety rules and their...
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Maximum Mentos Fountain

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
A messy fountain is potentially an energy experiment in disguise. Groups investigate the variables in creating a fountain from soda and Mentos. The last activity in a six-part series on energy has the class observe the fountain in terms...
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Vanadium

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Introduce your chemistry scholars to the periodic table's Goddess of Beauty! Through an interactive that highlights the transition metal vanadium, learners discover the colors produced in solution as vanadium changes oxidation state....
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Sodium Halide Reactions with Conc. H2SO4

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What do you get when you combine precipitate reactions with puzzles? Maximize the engagement in a single replacement reactions lesson by incorporating fun puzzles. Chemistry scholars observe the reaction between several sodium halides...
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Halide Ion Tests

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Young chemists love it when colorful solid products appear in a reaction vessel! Scholars discover the products that form during halide ion tests through a hands-on activity. Users go online and apply chemistry knowledge and reasoning...
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Chromium Oxidation States

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Colorful chromium is captivating! Science sleuths solve a series of puzzles using an interactive resource. Individuals relate the oxidation states of chromium to the colors produced when the compound is placed in acidic or basic solutions.
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Colour—Gifted and Talented Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Add a splash of color to your chemistry class! Science scholars discover the principles behind color through a wide variety of hands-on activities. Lessons include dyes, chromatography, and flame tests.
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Testing for Gases

For Students 6th - 11th Standards
If most gases are invisible, how do we know so much about them? Pupils practice associating the name, formula, testing method, and outcome for four common gases using an interactive. Users build on the content of their first puzzles to...
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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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A Solid-Solid Reaction between Lead Nitrate and Potassium Iodide

For Teachers 6th - 11th Standards
Why is it so difficult to make two solid compounds react? Investigate the concepts of particle collisions and rate of reaction using a quick demonstration. The colorful experiment features two plain, white solids combining to form a...
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A Reversible Reaction of Hydrated Copper (II) Sulfate

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How can removing water change the color of a substance? Lab partners remove the water of crystallization from hydrated copper (II) sulfate, record their observations, then rehydrate the solid. The resource is printable and contains ideas...
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A Giant Silver Mirror Experiment

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Mirror, mirror, on the wall ... who's the best chemistry teacher of them all? You'll get the vote for certain after your class completes the Silver Mirror experiment! Partnered pupils use Tollen's reagent and glucose to silverplate a...
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Separating Mixtures: How We Concentrate Natural Materials

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
How do miners isolate the substance they're looking for from a big pile of rock? Through an insightful lab, science scholars learn how to use their observation skills to identify physical properties that scientists use to separate...
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Some Reactions of Carbon Dioxide—Microscale Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Precipitation reactions are always interesting. How about one that forms a precipitate using a gas? Chemists of any age will enjoy this twist on a standard solubility lab. Partners observe the lack of interaction between sodium hydroxide...
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Polymers—Gifted and Talented Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Polymers are an important part of our day-to-day lives, but how much do your pupils know about them? Learn the basics and beyond in a series of activities designed to build skills in observation, planning, organic chemistry, and bonding.
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Metals—Gifted and Talented Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Malleable, magnetic, mesmerizing metals! Pupils love learning about metallic elements, especially through the hands-on activities in an engaging lesson plan. The resource provides thorough instruction on the properties of metals, the...
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Alloys

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What are alloys, and why do we use them? Through a series of interactive puzzles, scholars examine the components and uses of several common alloys. The accompanying teacher's resources provide support in using the lesson, printable...
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A Microscale Acid-Base Titration

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Watch as acids and bases put smiles on their faces. Young chemists learn the concept of acid-base titration firsthand in a microscale experiment. Working groups collaborate, titrate, then use their data to determine the concentration of...
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Investigating and Modeling Hardness

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Model hardness testing with a self-designed hardness test. Young scholars rate the hardness of different types of aspirin using the Vicker's Hardness scale. They then relate hardness to the solubility of each aspirin tablet.
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Shampoozled—Part 2: pH Neutral

For Students 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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Shampoozled—Part 1: Formula Calculation

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Time for your classes to show off what they've learned! The 11th installment in the series of 24 uses concepts learned in the previous 10 lessons to create the perfect shampoo formula. Their formulas consider both sustainability and...