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Color Changes with Acids and Bases

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Getting back to the beginning of the unit, learners use reactions with red cabbage juice to determine if solutions are acidic, neutral, or basic. This is a straightforward and classic investigation, but what you will appreciate is the...
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Change in Temperature - Exothermic Reaction

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Alone, or as part of the intended unit on chemical reactions, this activity allows learners to experience an exothermic reaction. Here, learners add calcium chloride to a baking soda solution and watch the temperature rise! They will...
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Production of a Gas - Controlling a Chemical Reaction

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Though the publisher designated this unit for use with third through eighth grades, this particular lesson would be best used with middle schoolers due to the specific measurement skills required. Basically, they set up the reaction...
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Change in Temperature - Endothermic Reaction

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Now that learners have been exposed to chemical changes, they learn that some take in heat and therefore, decrease in temperature. The same reaction that they have been investigating between baking soda and vinegar is revisited,...
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Powder Particulars

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
By both demonstration and hands-on investigation, physical science fanatics come to know that some materials react when they come together. Adding vinegar to both baking soda and to baking powder, the difference between the two is clear....
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How to Speed Up Chemical Reactions (and Get a Date)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How are chemical reactions like dating? A collision must first occur! In this hilarious approach to speeding up chemical reactions, viewers find out that five changes can increase the rate of reaction: smaller space, increased number of...
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If Molecules Were People...

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
By watching this droll and delightful animation, physical scientists consider what happens when molecules collide. In this film, however, parodic people bump into each other, exchanging limbs in the process, just as molecules might trade...
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Red Cabbage Chemistry

For Teachers 4th - 9th
An acid/base indicator that's made of blended red cabbage and water is used to demonstrate the various reactions that an acid/base solution goes through when some carbon dioxide gas is added. The best way to add the carbon dioxide is to...
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Film Canister Explosion

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Here is an outstanding experiment for young scientists! Film canisters (remember those?) are filled with water, and an Alka Seltzer tablet is dropped in. Explosions occur very quickly! The challenge for youngsters is to find out what the...
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Acid Breath

For Teachers 4th - 9th
An acid/base indicator that's made of blended red cabbage and water is used to demonstrate the various reactions that an acid/base solution goes through when some carbon dioxide gas is added. The best way to add the carbon dioxide is to...
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How to Blow Up a Balloon With Baking Soda & Vinegar

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A simple combination of baking soda and vinegar creates enough carbon dioxide to blow up a balloon! It's an awesome illustration of chemical reactions for upper elementary learners, or use it with slightly older scientists to introduce...
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goREACT

For Students 7th - 12th
Beginning Boyles and curious Curies can safely experiment with the virtual mixing of elements using this entertaining application. 
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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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2002 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad National Exam - Part I

For Students 9th - 12th
As to be expected from the American Chemical Society Olympiad Examinations Task Force, this 60-question test tops the charts in terms of excellence. It consists entirely of multiple choice questions designed to assess a year's worth of...
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2000 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad National Exam - Part I

For Students 9th - 12th
The National Chemistry Olympiad exams are comprehensive tests covering an entire  year of chemistry concepts. You can use them as practice for competing in the challenge, or simply as a review, or as an actual final exam for your general...
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2009 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad National Exam - Part I

For Students 9th - 12th
The 2009 version of the first part of a national chemistry competition is posted for your use with olympiad hopefuls. Test takers deal with 60 multiple choice questions covering an entire year of chemistry curriculum. Use this to...
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Exploring Baking Powder

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Meant to follow an activity in which young chemists identified an unknown substance by chemical reactions, they now take their data and use it to determine which materials combine to make up baking powder. This lesson is one that can be...
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Stoichiometry

For Students 7th - 12th
To understand the concept of stoichiometry, this class uses s'mores as an analogy. They compute the number of s'mores they can make based on the stoichiometric formula. Learners then apply this concept to how it is typically used in...
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Ultimate Table Trick Challenge

For Teachers 5th - 10th
There's a lot going on here: air pressure changes, inertia, and chemical reactions. All of this occurs in 60 seconds time! As an end of the year physical science assessment, consider showing this video clip and then having learners write...
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Oozing Pumpkin

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Make a Halloween pumpkin foam at the mouth! Using hydrogen peroxide, toothpaste, and yeast, you can recreate this chemical reaction in your classroom. It can lead to a discussion of the way ingredients mix together to make a new...
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Magic Crystal Tree

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Chemical reactions can be beautiful. Show your learners how to make a crystal tree using cardboard, food coloring, Mrs. Stuart's Bluing, ammonia, and salt. Use this activity to demonstrate crystal growth within Earth. The results are...
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Genie in a Bottle

For Teachers 6th - 12th
An exothermic reaction is demonstrated by showing what happens when hydrogen peroxide reacts with manganese dioxide. It creates the effect used by film makers to have a genie coming out of a bottle in a burst of cloudy gas. Spangler is...
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Goldenrod Paper Message

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Have your class write secret messages using Goldenrod paper and a basic liquid such as ammonia. This is a great way to illustrate the chemical reactions between acids and bases. This could lead to an exploration of chemical reactions and...
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Erupting Volcano

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Create your own volcano using this recipe for fun. Using yeast, hydrogen peroxide and water, your class can make their own volcanoes. This is an easy way to illustrate this natural phenomenon as well as chemical reactions.