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Students perform a chemical reaction experiment. In this chemical reaction lesson, students mix familiar chemicals together to make polymer. Students decide if they made a liquid or a solid. Students then research polymer and share the information with the class.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
Building a Glass of Water
Students construct a water molecule using sweets. In this atomic structure lesson plan, students watch small video clips and then construct their own water molecule. The lesson plan includes a video for students to watch, and a hands-on finishing activity of building a water molecule from gummy bears.
9th - 12th Science 11 Views 22 Downloads
Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall
Students study chiral molecules and why they are important in carbohydrate and protein chemistry. They determine the different biochemical properties of molecules. They watch a teacher lead multimedia presentation and build models before designing a slideshow of their own.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 15 Downloads
IUPAC Rules for Naming Compounds with Functional Groups
In this naming compounds with functional groups worksheet, students read about using the IUPAC rules for naming these compounds and they draw structures for 3 -carbon, 2-carbon and 4-carbon molecules and give the names for each.
9th - Higher Ed Science 16 Views 80 Downloads
Three steps are needed to extract DNA from learners' inner cheek cells. The procedure and reasons for each step are explained. As enzymes work on the cells, a series of questions are answered regarding the structure of the DNA molecule. As the third step is in process, questions about DNA replication are also addressed.
9th - Higher Ed Science 40 Views 82 Downloads
Fabrics and Polymers
Students explore natural resources by reading a science story in class. In this fibers instructional activity, students identify and discuss the differences between fibers such as wool, silk, rayon, linen and cotton. Students identify the common uses of these fabrics and read a story called Poly Mer in class.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 23 Downloads
Edible Slime - the Polymer You Can Eat!
Students identify that nature polymers like alginate from seaweed and that sodium alginate plus ions creates a slime that they can actually eat. They also identify and interpret that when sodium alginate and calcium acetate when water is added to them.
1st - 8th Science 5 Views 17 Downloads
Testing for Lipids, Proteins and Carbohydrates
Students perform tests for the presence of certain macromolecules. In this health and biology instructional activity, students rotate in groups to three lab stations and perform tests for proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates found in familiar foods.
5th - 10th Science 70 Views 213 Downloads
Science of Slime
Students investigate the physical properties of a rather peculiar substance commonly known as slime. They devise and carryout a procedure for testing the effect of varying concentrations of either the poly(vinyl alcohol) or the borax solution on slime.
10th - 11th Science 10 Views 30 Downloads
Teflon Tape Secret Message
Little learners will have fun playing with plastic if you do this activity with them. Have them write a message on Teflon tape, disguise it, and then pass it to a friend to decode. What they will find is that some polymers have an amazing ability to stretch in one direction, and then be pulled back into shape.
1 min 4th - 8th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Ice Ice Baby! The Design and Preparation of A Reusable Ice Pack
Students explore polymers by designing and preparing an inexpensive and effective reusable ice pack. They develop and test a design for a reusable ice pack in the science lab. Students apply chemical and physical properties of polymers and their uses while creating the ice pack.
11th - 12th Science 3 Views 21 Downloads
Young scholars explore the different types of polymers while participating in a hands-on activity. The students, themselves, will be the different atoms and molecules involved in making a polymer to help them learn about the structure of these unique molecules.
5th - 6th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Polymers and Polymerization Reactions
Students analyze and identify polymers and polymerization reactions. They explore how they are formed as well as list their characteristics, main types and recognize their properties. Statements are given to explain when dehydration occurs between two monomer molecules.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 20 Downloads
The Chemistry of Life
A smooth sequence of slides introduces biology learners to chemistry concepts that are vital to understanding life processes. It also can serve as an outstanding overview of introductory organic chemistry principles. From the atom, to elements, to special properties of water, to the organic macromolecules, all bases are covered.
9th - 12th Science 31 Views 120 Downloads
Review of Ionic and Covalent Compounds and Transitioning from Ionic to Covalent Compounds
Here is a unique assigment: compare and contrast ionic and covalent compounds in an extensive data table and then analyze Lewis dot structures in antoher. Three columns are to befilled in: "characteristic or feature," "applies to ionic bonds," and "applies to covalent bonds.
9th - 12th Science 19 Views 197 Downloads
Introduce viewers to the organic compounds with this presentation. It does not contain much information; it is mostly comprised of bullet points for each topic: monomers, polymers, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. No notes are included, so you will need to design your own lecture to go with the slide show.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 29 Downloads