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Ninth graders generate and analyze data to determine which and how much of two polymers best absorb oils, formulate procedure to accurately determine how many times its own weight particular polymer can absorb, and develop understanding of chemical nature and possible applications of various polymers.
9th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Science of Slime
Students create a borax solution to process the slime they are creating. With the sheer size of the PVA molecules, students get a real world example of how large organic molecules can become. The see the conductivity, malleability, solubility, hardness, melting point, and boiling point of the substance as they create it.
10th - 12th Science 5 Views 10 Downloads
Chewing the Plastic
Students explore materials by researching plastic. In this polymers lesson, students identify the many items in their households that utilize plastic and experiment with some of them in class. Students visit a recycling program outside of school or create collages from recycled plastic items.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Students mix two different solutions to become more familiar with molecules and polymers. In this chemistry instructional activity, students decide whether or not the reaction between two solutions is chemical or physical. Students then observe the newly made material and examine its properties.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Students investigate what happens when mixing two solutions. In this solutions lesson, students experiment to explain what happens when mixing two solutions and to tell what polymers are. They follow directions carefully to complete an experiment in which they make a silly putty type material.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
In this molecular compounds worksheet, students fill in 9 blanks with the appropriate terms related to bonding and molecules, they determine if 5 statements are true or false, they match 5 terms with their meanings and they solve 3 problems about atoms, molecules and compounds.
10th - 12th Science 7 Views 30 Downloads
Building Blocks of Matter
Pupils view videos and worksheets and construct a model of a water molecule. In this atomic structure lesson plan, students view video clips and handouts about matter and nanoscience. They construct a model of a water molecule with marshmallows and toothpicks.
6th - 8th Science 17 Views 47 Downloads
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Hot Wire Chemical Vapor Deposition, But Were Afraid To Ask
To wrap up your year of general chemistry, have lab groups compete in a tot wire chemical vapor deposition (HWCVD) competition. With their foundation in chemical nomenclature, stoichiometry, and gas laws, each group completes several tasks to earn points.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Lab Experiments in Nutrition
Looking for authentic hands-on nutritional experiments? High schoolers will perform experiments to test for the presence of vitamin C in several solutions as well as the effect of caffeine on Daphnia. They will also consider the advertising used to sell food regardless of its nutritional value.
9th - 10th Health 28 Views 155 Downloads
A concise and instructive presentation on nucleic acids will be a valuable teaching tool in your chemistry or biology classes. Beautiful diagrams clarify the structure of nucleotides in DNA and RNA and the double helix arrangement of the DNA molecule.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 48 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 0 Downloads
Chapter 6 - Bonds
Although there are only 16 questions here, this chemistry handout makes a terrific unit assessment. It queries youngsters on the properties of ionic and covalent compounds, relates bond length tho stability and enrgy, compares polar and nonpolar covalent bonds, and addresses VSEPR theory.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 46 Downloads