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Environmental Engineering and Water Chemistry

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Introduce young scientists to the fundamentals of environmental engineering with a nine-resource collection that looks at air, land, and water quality concerns. The unit begins with a PowerPoint presentation that provides background...
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Chemistry with a Conscience

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Green chemistry and sustainability are the focus of a unit module that asks young scientists to use the Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry to assess how green a product’s chemicals, reactions, or processes are. Class members engage in...
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Identifying Organic Compounds

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Explore the world of organic compounds. Each type of organic compounds are described in terms of their bonds to other hydrocarbons. Ethers, alcohols, aldehyde are only some of the exciting compounds viewers will encounter.
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Organic Molecules Day—Chemistry Outreach

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
In search of an organic lab that employs real-life techniques and analysis methods? Groups carry out the nitration of methyl benzoate, then attempt to determine the number and location of the nitro groups added to the benzene ring....
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Chemistry Revision Themes: Quick Crosswords

For Students 6th - 12th
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...
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Using Water Chemistry as an Indicator of Stream Health

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Will this water source support life? Small groups test the chemistry of the water drawn from two different sources. They then compare the collected data to acceptable levels to draw conclusions about the health of the source. The...
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Chemistry Study Room

For Teachers Higher Ed
For this chemistry worksheet, students are offered a variety of assistance to help them be successful in organic chemistry. They will have access to the library, missed class notes and computer interactive programs to help them with...
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Chemistry Masterclass—Chemistry Outreach

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Immerse your chemistry class in the world of organic chemistry! Science scholars isolate acetaminophen from an over-the-counter sample during an intense and interesting lab. Groups use many different separation and analysis techniques to...
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Observing the Lowering of a Melting Point—Microscale Chemistry

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Can a solid's melting point be lowered without placing it in an aqueous solution? Discover the surprising truth when chemistry scholars combine hydroxybenzene and menthol crystals during a microscale experiment. A well-written procedure...
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Organic Formulae 2

For Students 6th - 12th
Is your chemistry class frustrated by the multitude of representations of organic molecules? Add some challenging puzzles to an otherwise ho-hum organic lesson and let the fun begin! The second of a two-part activity focused on basic...
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Combinatorial Chemistry—Chemistry Now

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Finding new drugs has been likened to finding a needle in a haystack. How do pharmaceutical companies do it? One of a small series of four informative leaflets examines combinatorial chemistry, the method at the forefront of new drug...
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Making Soaps - Hydrolysis

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Don't let teaching about hydrolysis burst your bubble! Introduce your class to soap-making with an animated video. The narrator describes the raw materials used for making both hard and soft soaps. The video includes a look at early soap...
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Organic Substances

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Host an exciting lab in which learners burn fruit rinds to better understand hydrocarbons. A reading passage and analysis questions wrap up the lesson. 
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Polymers—Gifted and Talented Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Polymers are an important part of our day-to-day lives, but how much do your pupils know about them? Learn the basics and beyond in a series of activities designed to build skills in observation, planning, organic chemistry, and bonding.
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Esters: An Introduction to Organic Chemistry Reactions

For Students 9th - 12th
Scratch and sniff an introduction to organic chemical reactions. A creative activity has individuals study the esters commonly used in scratch-and-sniff stickers and advertisements. Following the lab procedure, scholars create the...
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Green Chemistry - Principle 5

For Students 9th - 12th
How important is lab safety, anyway? And, how do chemical manufacturers create safe lab environments? Chemistry scholars learn the importance of minimizing risks where the stakes are often highest—the chemical industry—in the fifth...
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Organic Chemistry 231, Martin Larter, Exam 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
If you need a straightforward and comprehensive organic chemistry exam, check this one out. Chemistry pupils identify functional groups in molecule diagrams, draw a Lewis structure, fill in a table about molecular shape, predict boiling...
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Chemistry 231 Exam 3 Fall 2008

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
There are eight problems to solve in this organic chemistry test. Test takers name compounds after viewing drawings of the molecular structures. They wrtie a structure, list reagents required or products for certain reactions, and they...
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Organic Chemistry: Simple Hydrocarbons

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The words organic chemistry and simple are not usually seen in the same sentence. Introduce the foundation of the science to young chemists with a video from JFR Science. Topics include the chemical classes of hydrocarbons, their uses in...
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IDTIMWYTIM: "Organic"

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
About 18 percent of the human body is carbon, yet carbon found in its pure form in nature forms graphite and diamonds, which are nonliving things. The narrator explores the word organic, explaining how its meaning in science has changed...
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Water Chemistry and Pollution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A very neat and very blue slide show details signs of water quality and the main causes of ocean pollution. Each slide is a bucket full of information displayed in bullet points. You won't find many pictures, but you will find plenty...
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Module 7 Revision Guide - Chemistry

For Students 9th - 12th
Two versions of this handout are provided, the second with more detailed information on the same topics. Chemistry aces survey chemical reactions, heat energy transferred, and the action of enzymes by reading this resource. You can...
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Chemistry 231, Exam 3

For Students Higher Ed
This exam is aimed at assessing college level organic chemists. Ten problems are to be solved and include drawing molecular structures, assessing degrees of saturation, ordering alkenes according to stability, and explaining chemical...
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Acids and Bases—Microscale Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Here's proof that small-scale labs lead to big-time learning. Introduce acid-base interactions to middle school scientists through a microscale chemistry lab. Pupils combine a variety of solutions and use indicators to obtain approximate...