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71 resources with the concept chemicals

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Your Environment, Your Health: Chemicals in Your Home

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Many people know about chemical pollution, but are all chemicals bad? The third unit in a series of six addresses chemicals common in everyday life. Scholars learn about the chemicals found in their own homes, chemical safety, and...
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There May Be Extraterrestrial Life in Our Solar System

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Statistically speaking, it is more than possible that extraterrestrial life exists in our solar system. An engaging short video examines moons and planets that might support life, although not just life as we know it.
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How Is Leather Made?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Leather tanning is a chemical production! Scholars watch as a video outlines the chemistry behind processing leather. The instructor describes the chemical makeup of the leather itself and the structure of the chemicals that preserve the...
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Qualitative Analysis of Eleven Household Chemicals

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Chemical and physical properties give compounds an identity. Learners use the identity of a compound to predict what it is. By performing different tests like solubility, flame, heat, and reactions, individuals attempt to identify an...
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Safe at Work

For Teachers 8th Standards
From minimum wage to minimizing injuries, young workers need to know their rights! The sixth and final instructional activity in a series of college and career readiness activities gets eighth graders thinking about safety and labor laws. 
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What's in a Cigarette?

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
How do cigarettes affect the body and environment? Scholars begin a three-activity lesson plan with a cigarette dissection to discover what's inside, then draft their own comprehensive ingredient list. To close, small groups brainstorm...
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Clean it Up!

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Harness the power of bacteria. Scholars see how using organisms that exist in nature can help solve human problems in the process known as bioremediation. They research and discuss several successful examples, such as using oil-eating...
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General Lab Safety

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
From horseplay to hair length, here's a video that covers all your lab safety needs! Animated characters present a fun yet functional resource geared toward all science disciplines. Topics include safety equipment, proper lab etiquette,...
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Rules of the Mogwai

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
When you don't follow the rules, bad things can happen! Kick off your next lab safety activity using a resource from the K20 series. Pupils partner up to decipher MSDS for common lab chemicals, brainstorm common safety rules and their...
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Everyday Chemicals (14-16)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Two men want drinks and the first orders H2O. The second man orders H2O too, but he dies. Scholars apply their knowledge of H2O2 and other everyday chemicals during the activity. They match chemical formulas to common chemical names in a...
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Everyday Chemicals (Ages 11-14)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Caustic soda helps break up clogs in drains in many homes. Scholars match 10 chemical names to their everyday names; for example, caustic soda is sodium hydroxide. Then, they complete three different grid puzzles practicing this skill.
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The Green Zine

For Teachers 6th - 8th
It's time for your class to advertise what they've learned! The culminating lesson in the 24-part series asks scholars to use their newfound chemistry knowledge to create advertisements. Their magazine advertisements describe the health...
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Water Waste

For Students 6th - 8th
Explore the process of wastewater treatment. Scholars analyze different samples of water before making conclusions about the types of chemicals in the water that leaves our homes. 
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Evaluating Sustainability and Lifecycle

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What makes one product greener than another? Ecology scholars analyze sustainability and lifecycle through a thought-provoking activity. Individuals pick a product, then examine its components to determine its overall impact on the world...
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Types of Chemical Industries

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Four percent of the world's CO2 emissions come from the chemical industry. The video discusses the environmental impact of industry. From using non-renewable resources, requiring high levels of energy, to polluting the ground, water, and...
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Chromatography Lab

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Groups use alcohol and chromatography paper to separate the color components of black ink. The purpose of the activity is to allow the class to become aware that mixtures exist in hidden places. 
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Identifying Macromolecules

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Calling all young scientists! Due to the recent emergence of a new "undead" species, it is the responsibility of your class to ensure the survival of Earth and its people. This experiment tests for the most effective tool that could save...
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Clean Up Hazardous Waste!

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students identify sources of home hazardous waste and create posters to educate the community about how to handle hazardous wastes.
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Safety and the Material Safety Data Sheet

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
While many chemicals are used in biology class, many pupils don't understand the material safety data sheets. The lesson explains each part and the importance of understanding the forms. Young scientists use safety equipment to ensure...
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Mystery Powders

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students collect microscopic images from a variety of chemical specimens to determine the identity of a mystery powder. They use a ProScope Digital USB Microscope to describe and compare the crystal size and shape of the chemicals.
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Acid and Bases: Introduction

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between an acid and a base? To understand the chemical definition of acid and base, they learn about their chemical and physical properties. They identify what common compounds are acidic and basic, and determine...
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Doing Solids

For Students 9th - 12th
Do me a solid and explain how solids are made of chemicals. Go in depth with solids, including amorphous, crystalline, and crystalline atomic solids, with a video that breaks them down into bond types, and discusses many misconceptions...
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10 Surprising Chemicals Your Body Makes

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Hydrochloric acid, or HCl, is found in your stomach naturally to aid in digestion. In the video, learners explore 10 fascinating and surprising chemicals our bodies make and use. The narrator discusses everything from formaldehyde to...
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How Much Is Too Much?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine polluted drinking water and the risks involved in its consumption.  In this contamination lesson students complete a lab activity to understand parts per million and determine what level of polluted drinking water they...