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Observation Milk Fat Lesson
Turn your class loose to experiment with the different fat content in skim milk, whole milk, half and half, and heavy cream. This is a visually vibrant experiment, as learners drip food coloring on the surface of the products and measure how far it spreads.
8th - 10th Health 30 Views 32 Downloads
A nine-page narrative gives you the material needed to teach high schoolers about molecular structure, in particular, that of sugars. You may want to display the accompanying molecule diagrams through a projector to increase understanding. After the lecture, learners go to the lab to calibrate a thermometer and combine sugar, corn syrup, butter, and boiling water to concoct a sweet confection.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 15 Downloads
World of Plastics and Polymers
Students investigate plastics and learn they are giant molecules made of carbon atoms. In this polymers and plastics lesson, students perform 3 activities which all include making polymers from household items such as milk and vinegar, glue and borax and acetone and foam peanuts.
7th - 12th Science 5 Views 46 Downloads
8.4 Section Review ~ Polar Bonds and Molecules
A very neat worksheet has been produced by Pearson Education, Inc. for use in a general chemistry class. The first nine questions are fill in the blanks for a paragraph about types of bonds and electronegativity. Five true-false questions and five matching descriptions follow.
9th - 12th Science 31 Views 100 Downloads
Carbon Bonds in Chemistry
Venture into the world of macromolecules with three exciting, distinct laboratory activities. Young chemists examine the forms of carbon and discover how they are associated with atomic arrangement, construct models of carbon-containing molecules, and compare six types of plastic by density.
9th - 12th Science 17 Views 71 Downloads
Condensation Polymerization: Preparation of Two Types of Polyesters
College-level or AP chemists use phthalic anhydride to synthesize two different polyesters, one linear and one cross-linked in structure. A detailed materials list and well-written procedures are provided on a lab sheet. Learners write out the chemical equations for the reactions that occur.
11th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Nucleic Acids ~ Information Storage and Energy Transfer
This is a polished presentation of the nucleic acids. It is unique in that it examines both the genetic material and the energy molecules. Usually these are addressed separately even though they are both nucleic acids. This approach is most appropriate for your biochemistry buffs.
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
A Little Chemistry
The molecular properties of water are the focus of this chemistry-based assignment. Multiple-choice, true-or-false, matching, and fill-in-the-chart style questions query assignees about the forces that hold the water molecule together, reactions between water and other materials, which ions are important to life, and more.
9th - 12th Science 8 Views 17 Downloads
The Spider Silk Project
Seventh graders study spiders. They view spider silk through a microscope and compare it to human hair or other fibrous materials. In groups, they compare the strength and elasticity of spider silk. Finally they watch a teacher demonstration on polymers.
7th Science 8 Views 16 Downloads
Oils and Plastic
Peruse the properties of polymers with your materials engineers, chemistry aces, or emerging ecologists. The inquiries in this resource include puncturing polyethylene plastic bags, dissolving polystyrene cups, creating a polymer ball out of glue and borax, and discovering that different oils solidify at different temperatures.
5th - 10th Science 4 Views 18 Downloads
Nucleic Acids: information storage
This sequence of slides covers each main macromolecule that is involved with human structure and function. The history of nucleotide research and the way that they are formed is summarized, a diagram accompanies the explanation. The main examples of their function are listed.
9th - 11th Science 8 Views 43 Downloads
Biomoleucle Unit Review
Biochemistry scholars will be well prepared for an exam on biomolecules after completing this concise assignment! There are 75 short-answer questions about the chemical makeup, functions, and relationships between organic molecules. Learners will address carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, and enzymes.
9th - 12th Science 25 Views 90 Downloads
Honors Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
Looking for a versatile worksheet on organic chemistry? If so, you might consider this resource. This resource asks learners to identify organic molecules, match terms with their definitions, determine bond angles and hybridization of molecules, and draw organic structures.
11th - Higher Ed Science 4 Views 45 Downloads
Skewer Through the Balloon
What a terrific demonstration! Watch Steve Spangler stick a wooden skewer through a balloon. He demonstrates the effect of stretching polymers with this amazing activity. Use it during your chemistry class when studying molecules.
3 mins 6th - 9th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Baby Diaper Secret
Have investigators tear apart a fresh disposable diaper to examine the highly absorbent sodium polyacrylate ingredient. This is an absorbing activity for young chemists when studying the properties of polymers. They experience firsthand how polymers are put to practical use!
1 min 6th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Using a step-by-step explanation of the process, this film shows how to use a wooden skewer to pierce a balloon without popping it. Your learners will love this demonstration and they will learn that polymer molecules can stretch and wrap around other objects.
1 min 6th - 9th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Catering Middle-School Science: Monomers, Polymers, and Macromolecules
Young scholars investigate foods. In this biology lesson plan, students will conduct testing on different types of foods as they learn about different molecules that make them up. Young scholars will also learn about the shapes of the molecules.
7th - 8th Science 25 Views 89 Downloads