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Middle School Chemistry: Chapter 6 - Chemical Change

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Catalysts, reactants, or products? The final unit in the middle school chemistry module examines chemical changes. Tweens perform experiments to determine what factors impact the rate of chemical reactions, study energy changes, both...
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American Chemical Society: Middle School Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce middle schoolers to the basic principles of chemistry with a curriculum set packed with activities and experiments that let learners explore the attractions and motion of atoms and molecules, the state changes of water,...
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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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Chemistry Chemical Reactions

For Teachers 7th - 10th
See a science experiment in action. These 9th graders explain what happens when a catalyst is introduced into a compound. They demonstrate their explanation by mixing baking soda, calcium chloride and phenol red. The chemical reaction...
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Rates of Chemical Reactions

For Students 8th - 11th
Review key terms after your lecture about chemical reactions with this crossword puzzle. Eleven questions prompt students to refer to their textbooks, lecture notes, and prior knowledge. This assignment would be a good homework...
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Catalysts and Enzymes

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Biochemists experiment with the oxothermic decomposition of hydrogen dioxide by adding manganese dioxide. They observe how pepsin enhances the action of acid on the digestion of egg white proteins. They use yeast to make bread rise. All...
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A Catalyst and the Rate of Reaction

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
More than 90 percent of chemical products are made using a catalyst. Lesson demonstrates the way a catalyst changes the rate of reaction without altering the chemical reaction. A catalyst doesn't appear as a reactant or a product, yet it...
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The Rate of a Chemical Reaction

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If your pupils think a catalyst is a list of their cats, then this might be the lesson for you! Young chemists study the effect of temperature, catalysts, concentration, and particle size on reaction rates during four different...
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Describing Chemical Reactions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Teach the basics of writing chemical equations with a video introduction. The video lesson discusses the components of the chemical reaction and how chemical equations represent each. The discussion includes mention of catalysts and...
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Chemical Reactions and Energy

For Teachers 8th - 10th
The details here give definitions about chemical reactions and the energy transfer in those reactions. The reactions given include general examples of catalysts, inhibitors, and other situations that affect the rate of production and...
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What Are Catalysts?

For Students 9th - 12th
Investigate the power of a catalyst during a chemical reaction. The third video in a sizzling chemistry series explains the role of a catalyst in lowering the activation energy required in a chemical reaction. The narrator shares...
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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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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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Article - "Designer Catalysts"

For Students 10th - 12th
In this catalyst worksheet, students define catalyst and enzyme and explain how these work in a chemical reaction. Students calculate molar mass of a compound. This worksheet has 7 short answer questions and 2 problems to solve.
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The Rates of Chemical Reactions

For Students 10th - 12th
In this chemistry worksheet, students select answers to 8 multiple choice questions from the drop down box. They identify the factors affecting rates of chemical reactions.
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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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Catalysis

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Jump-start your understanding of catalysis in chemical reactions. An educational video explains the basic concept of catalysis and its relation to energy. It also introduces platinum plates as a catalyst for the reaction between hydrogen...
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Monster Foam

For Teachers 5th - 9th
In honor of the 4th of July, Steve Spangler shows how to make an explosive concoction in red, white, and blue. Using hydrogen peroxide, dishwashing liquid, and yeast, he creates a colorful chemical reaction. Consider this combination...
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Monster Foam

For Teachers 5th - 9th
In honor of the 4th of July, Steve Spangler shows how to make an explosive concoction in red, white, and blue. Using hydrogen peroxide, dishwashing liquid, and yeast, he creates a colorful chemical reaction. Consider this combination...
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Physical & Chemical Reactions

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students conduct various labs to experiment with physical and chemical reactions. They also consider the 4 ways in which a reaction can be sped up (concentration, surface area, temperature and catalysts.) students conduct experiments on...
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Reaction Mechanisms

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Why do chemical reactions move at different rates? Chemistry scholars examine the intricate workings of reaction mechanisms with a video from the JFR Science playlist. They watch as the narrator diagrams reaction intermediates and...
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Enzymes - Proteins Making Chemical Reactions Possible

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Here is a five-star slide show that elaborates the topic of enzyme activity. With graphics that purposefully enhance the material, viewers learn about enzyme structure, function, and different roles that they play in a system. If you are...
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Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can you tell the difference between endothermic and exothermic reactions? Chemistry scholars perform and observe two chemical reactions, measure the temperature throughout, then draw conclusions about changes in energy from their...
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Catalysts and Oxygen

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here is an engaging and hands-on lesson plan that allows high school chemists to demonstrate the effects of a catalyst on various chemicals. They garner knowledge of how reactants and products differ from one another, while analyzing the...

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