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Students investigate the origins and chemistry of soap.
Students gain understanding of several of the biogeochemical processes in microbial mats. They acquire knowledge of the different roles of organisms in a microbial mat ecosystem. They understand how microbial mat ecosystems contributed to the Earth's biospere.
Students examine the different types of luminescence in deep sea organisms. In this bioluminescence lesson, students investigate how color and light aide deep ocean organisms by describing the characteristics of the habitat and completing a study guide. They define the differences in chemiluminescence, bioluminescence, fluorescence, and phosphorescence before telling how each is helpful to deep sea organisms.
Students study the eye and how all the parts work together. In this cataract lesson students view an interactive website on the eye.
Young scholars work as a team to gather organisms from a stream to evaluate if the water quality is excellent, good, or fair to poor.
Students describe major features of cold seep communities and list organisms that are found in these communities. In this water habitat activity students examine trophic levels, describe the process of chemosynthesis and list the organisms that are found in these habitats.
In this organic reactions instructional activity, students are given descriptions of the seven types of reaction of organic compounds. They then answer six questions about these reactions.
Students define and discuss terms organic and synthetic, read article pertaining to organic agricultural practices in Oklahoma, complete worksheet, grow plants using both commercial and organic fertilizer, compare growth rates, and chart results.
A collection of 16 different chemistry crosswords provides variety in the ways that your class reviews chemistry vocabulary and concepts. Because the topics for each range from the introductory periodic table of elements to the complex energetics and kinetics, this resource is valuable to middle school and high school teachers alike. Each puzzle is comprehensive in coverage and has anywhere from 12 to 36 questions to answer. Add this to your library of review tools. US teachers, be aware that there are British spellings for some terms. In most cases, the US spelling requires the same number of letters as the British, so this shouldn't be a problem.
Investigators collect the carbon dioxide produced when an antacid tablet is activated and identify what alteration produced the most gas. They also collect the gas in a buret in order to practice precision. Then they choose between two real-life scenarios to experiment with in order to solve a problem. This set of activities can be used when examining gas laws, or at the beginning of the year when introducing basic lab skills, accuracy, and precision.
Students study ways in which the ability to produce light may be useful to deep-sea organisms. In groups, they research and present to the rest of the class, how a specific organism is able to produce bioluminescence.
Students read about biology by utilizing educational flash cards. In this fungi lesson, students investigate the biological impact fungus organisms have on plants and water. Students examine images of different fungi types on flash cards which contain names, definitions and characteristics on the back of the card.
Relying on previous understanding of plate tectonics, high school oceanographers make inferences about chemical reactions that occur at hydrothermal vents. They view video clips of the Lost City hydrothermal vents and answer questions on an accompanying worksheet. Consider displaying actual specimens of the peridotite minerals produced by the chemical reaction between magma and seawater.
Although the article that launches this instructional activity is about the history of the Periodic Table, the objective is reading comprehension. Using the eight-page informational text, learners answer five comprehension questions and craft one essay. They utilize text features such as headings and graphics to more efficiently move through the questions, and mark the text as they read to note important facts. This is also a great way to teach vocabulary in context and text features. The reading is not difficult or long.
Tenth graders research two ways to test the water quality near their home. In this chemistry lesson, 10th graders determine the short and long term effect of different substances on aquatic ecosystems. They conduct tests and write a conclusion based on experimental results.
Chemistry students review the trends found in the organization of the periodic table by completing this worksheet. They determine which of the given atoms has the largest ionic radius and which is the most electronegative. This worksheet has 6 matching, 4 true or false, 10 fill in the blank, and 2 problems to solve. It is neatly formatted and pertinent to any general chemistry curriculum.
Here is a nice, clean wrap-up instructional activity for your chemistry class when they are studying chemical reactions . They experiment with different oils to make soap. To make it more fun, they are to imagine that they are part of a soap testing panel. There are no scientific explanations written into the lesson plan, so make sure that you have taught them about the process of saponification
For this introduction to chemistry worksheet, students answer 9 questions regarding the study of chemistry. The first part is matching, then they "think like a scientist" and then they problem solve.
National Chemistry Week lessons enliven classroom science investigations.
Review the 5 branches of chemistry and related terms with this worksheet. The focus of these activities is on terms and definitions. Learners answer questions about the study of chemistry, reasons to study chemistry, and pure and applied chemistry. Use this as a check or understanding or homework assignment.