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Lesson Plan
Beyond Benign

Electron Transitions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ready for a lab with a lot of razzle-dazzle? Young chemists observe flame tests of common salts through an always-popular activity. The updated resource focuses on observation skills, collaboration, and green chemistry practices.
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Lesson Plan
Towson University

Berries...With a Side of DNA? (High School)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is DNA still present after picking fruit or cooking vegetables? Biology scholars extract and collect DNA strands in an impactful lab. Working groups prepare their samples and compare their results to negative and positive standard...
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Interactive
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PhET

Sugar and Salt Solutions

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Ionic bonds form from electrostatic energy, allowing for higher conductivity than those seen in covalent bonds. In the simulation, learners add sugar and salt to water and see the effects on concentration and conductivity of their...
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Lesson Plan
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American Chemical Society

Why Does Water Dissolve Salt?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Individuals explore solubility by modeling how water dissolves salts. They then view a video and compare how well water and alcohol dissolve salts, relating their comparisons to the structure of each molecule. 
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PPT
Curated OER

Chemistry Slide Collection

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A huge slide show provides a review of almost every topic there is to cover in basic chemistry! Your young scientists will be interested to see each illustration and example given. The appearance of the 120 slides varies greatly, most...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Recognition and Classification of Mixtures

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Immerse your chemistry class in solutions! They melt and compare the mixtures that make up margarine, separate black ink into its component colors, distill ocean saltwater, and practice chromatography with plant pigments. There are eight...
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Lesson Plan
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Curated OER

Healthy Snacks Project Lesson

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
After learning why it is important to limit salt, fat, and sugar in their diets, divide your class into pairs or groups to complete this project. Each group will create two charts: unhealthy and healthy foods. They will cut out food...
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Assessment
Concord Consortium

Fermi Weight

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Wait, there is an estimate for how much that weighs. The resource contains three questions about weight. Using dimensional analysis and benchmarks, pupils determine a reasonable weight for trash, food, and a grain of salt.
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Lab Resource
Pingry School

Synthesis of an Insoluble Ionic Salt: A Stoichiometry Experiment

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Challenge young scientists to design their own experimental procedures. They write the procedure for properly preparing two grams of a water-insoluble ionic salt. To finish, they perform the experiment and collect data to prove their...
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Lesson Plan
PBS

Sea Surface Temperature, Salinity, and Density

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Earth's vast ocean is full of mysteries! Science scholars discover the big-picture properties that influence its characteristics at different latitudes using a lesson from PBS's Weather and Climate series. After completing a background...
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Interactive
Chemistry Collective

Virtual Lab: Temperature and the Solubility of Salts

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Can your scholars solve the mystery of why salts dissolve? A virtual workbench allows them to experiment with temperature and solubility with no solution prep and no post-lab clean up! Users determine the solubility of a variety of...
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Interactive
Chemistry Collective

Virtual Lab: Making Stock Solutions from Solids

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Combine a little solid and a little water and the solution is clear! An experimental lesson has individuals make calculations to create a sample solution of a given volume and molarity. They then create the solutions using a virtual lab...
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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

Alkalis and Salts

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Gamification is an educational sensation! Young scientists build their acid-base vocabulary skills through a series of puzzles focused on bases and the salts they form. The challenging activity comes complete with a printable version and...
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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

Acids and Salts

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How well do your young chemists know their acid-base reactions? Reinforce neutralization reaction and problem-solving skills with a challenging interactive. Learners examine the reactants, then predict the outcome in a series of...
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Lab Resource
Royal Society of Chemistry

A Microscale Acid-Base Titration

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Watch as acids and bases put smiles on their faces. Young chemists learn the concept of acid-base titration firsthand in a microscale experiment. Working groups collaborate, titrate, then use their data to determine the concentration of...
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Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

Mineral Formation: Evaporating Lake

For Students 9th - 12th
Get crazy for crystals! Junior geologists learn the secrets of crystal formation through lecture, reading, and examples. Other topics include common ionic compounds found in fresh and salt water, the effects of location on forming...
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Lesson Plan
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American Chemical Society

Using Dissolving to Identify an Unknown

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
There is a solvent called aqua regis that can dissolve gold! After observing a solubility demonstration, groups receive four known crystals and one unknown. Based on the demo, they design an experiment to determine the identity of the...
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Activity
Exploratorium

Salty Pits

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Yuck, does my deodorant kill that? To test whether deodorant is anti-bacterial, class members use petri dishes to grow control bacteria and bacteria from sweat, and then compare them to see if deodorant effects the growth. 
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Lesson Plan
Chymist

The Solubility of a Salt in Water at Various Temperatures

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
An educational lesson allows young chemists to test the solubility of different types of salt at various temperatures. Groups create a graph using data from unsaturated, saturated, and supersaturated solutions.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Salt Bridges

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this chemistry worksheet, students examine the salt bridge in order to apply in the laboratory setting. The sheet includes in depth background information.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Salt: White Gold

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the importance of salt for trade routes and the economy of a community.
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PPT
Curated OER

Acids and Alkalis

For Teachers 8th - 11th
This PowerPoint progresses slide-by-slide through all the facts you would want to deliver about acids, alkalis, salts, and the related lab tests. Each slide has one or two facts about a physical or chemical property or behavior. The...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Modeling Estuaries

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create a model estuary. In this modeling estuaries lesson plan, students identify characteristics and mix water of varying densities. Students form a hypothesis, conduct an experiment, and analyze the results.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Acids, Bases and Salts

For Students 9th - 12th
In this acids, bases and salts worksheet, learners solve five problems in order to determine the molarity of solutions or the volume of substances to be added to make molar solutions. They also solve five dilution problems about acids.