Grocery Store Chemistry
In this chemical compounds activity, students write down the name of the product (food, packaged products, canned goods, medicine) that contain the chemical compounds listed. This activity has 50 chemicals to find.
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You Are What You Eat: Testing for Organic Compounds in Foods
We have all heard that we are what you eat, but what are we eating? An informative lesson opens with a discussion of the foods pupils have recently eaten. Then, young scientists perform four experiments on seven different foods to...
8th - 11th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Would Your Cat Eat This Stuff?
Processed foods use inorganic compounds for flavoring and preservation. This take-home laboratory challenges scholars to find 20 different compounds identified on the labels of foods to list on their data collection sheet. The activity...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Simple Tensile Testing of Polymeric Films and Sheeting
Chemistry classes pretend to be consultants to a grocery story trying to decide what polymer to use for therir new non-paper bags. They prepare tensile bars and use them to test plastic film samples for strength and stretchability. Both...
9th - Higher Ed Science
Suspensions, Colloids and Solutions
Sal introduces students to mixtures and solutions. He starts out by explaining that homogenous mixtures, such as homogenized milk, are mixtures that are even and consistent throughout. He goes on to illustrate how the particle sizes in a...
14 mins 7th - 10th Science