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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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Electric Gel Cell

For Students 9th - 12th
Create a flow of electricity through your dessert! The objective of the lab activity is to create a functional electric cell through gelatin. Using different metals for the cells, groups rank them in voltage order.
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Can the Mettle of Metal Be Improved?

For Students 9th - 12th
How do you make metals stronger? Young scholars explore just that in an interesting lab activity. Through annealing, quelching, and tempering, learners analyze the change in the strength of the metal. 
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Out Spot, Darn Spot

For Students 9th - 12th
Encourage your classes to be laundry helpers! Learners explore the chemistry of stain removal with a lab investigation. By identifying the components of the stain, they identify the most effective solute for its removal.
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Hot and Cold Reactions

For Students 9th - 12th
Explore endo and exothermic reactions with a laboratory investigation. A simple experiment monitors the temperatures of several chemical reactions. The reactions include both exothermic and endothermic reactions, helping young scientists...
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Heat—Hide and Seek

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between heat and temperature? Learners conduct an experiment and collect data to determine the connection between heat and temperature. The investigation helps them realize that heat may be absorbed or released...
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What Is the Pop in Popcorn?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Investigate the reason for the POP in popcorn! Learners collect data from three different popcorn samples. They modify each sample to test a different aspect of the corn.
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Water, Water Everywhere Different

For Students 9th - 12th
Water is not all created equal! Prove it to your class by having them complete a science laboratory to analyze the properties of different samples of water. Learners use equipment to measure qualities such as conductivity, hardness, and pH.
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Divergent

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Veronica Roth's popular young adult novel shows a vivid dystopian system in an action-packed, thrilling storyline. Revisit Divergent with a crossword puzzle that features characters, plot, and important quotes from the book.
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The Awakening

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Kate Chopin's classic American tale, The Awakening, is the focus of a review worksheet. High school readers read the clues about the novel's characters, plot, and important quotes to fill in a crossword puzzle.
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Parametric Equations and a Heart

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Trigonometry, art, and Valentine's Day come together in a creative activity about parametric equations. Learners calculate several equations before graphing them either by hand, on a graphic calculator, or Excel spreadsheet to curve...
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The Book Thief

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Review main characters, story events, and important quotes from Marcus Zusak's The Book Thief. A crossword puzzle with 29 clues gives high schoolers the opportunity to check their understanding and revist Zusak's haunting work.
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Sherman Alexie's coming-of-age social commentary is the focus of a review instructional activity. Learners use clues from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian to complete a crossword puzzle about the novel.
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The Importance of Being Earnest

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
No lesson on Oscar Wilde is complete without The Importance of Being Earnest! Review key details from the plot of Wilde's famous work with a helpful crossword puzzle.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Planning an adventure with ol' Tom Sawyer? Revist Mark Twain's classic tale with a review crossword puzzle on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
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A Cardioid for Valentine’s Day

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
It's Valentine's Day in geometry class! Celebrate the day of love with a heart-themed activity in which young mathematicians create a cardioid on polar graph paper.