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Agar Cell Diffusion
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All biological cells require the transport of materials across the plasma membrane into and out of the cell. By infusing cubes of agar with a pH indicator, and then soaking the treated cubes in vinegar, you can model how diffusion occurs in cells. Then, by observing cubes of different sizes, you can discover why larger cells might need extra help to transport materials.

Subject:
Chemistry
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Exploratorium
Provider Set:
Science Snacks
Date Added:
12/10/2020
All Things Being Equal
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This set of a teacher and student guides provides instruction on a 2-3 day series of activities about Le Chatelier’s principle, which shows the effect of changes to conditions in an equilibrium reaction. Students work in pairs or groups to develop their concepts of equilibrium and the effects of changing the amount of reactants or products on an equilibrium system. The concepts are presented and analyzed using graphical representations, qualitative lab data, and modelling. The first part addresses the misconception that equal amounts are required for equilibrium through using a mini-activity that involves the transfer of water between beakers. The second part is a lab activity where students will see how an equilibrium system reacts to a change in concentration. The third part uses manipulatives to understand how an equilibrium operates using the mathematical equilibrium constant (Ksp) at the particulate view.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Provider Set:
NGSS@NSTA
Date Added:
12/10/2020
Aluminum-Air Battery
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Use aluminum foil, salt water, and activated charcoal to construct a simple battery strong enough to power a small motor or light.

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Chemistry
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Exploratorium
Provider Set:
Science Snacks
Date Added:
12/10/2020
Analytical Chemistry 2.0
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Analytical chemistry is more than a collection of analytical methods and an understanding of equilibrium chemistry; it is an approach to solving chemical problems. Although equilibrium chemistry and analytical methods are important, their coverage should not come at the expense of other equally important topics. The introductory course in analytical chemistry is the ideal place in the undergraduate chemistry curriculum for exploring topics such as experimental design, sampling, calibration strategies, standardization, optimization, statistics, and the validation of experimental results. Analytical methods come and go, but best practices for designing and validating analytical methods are universal. Because chemistry is an experimental science it is essential that all chemistry students understand the importance of making good measurements.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
David Harvey
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Antioxidant Enzymes: Three or Four Veggies a Day Keeps Aging Away
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The purpose of this video lesson is to expand the student's knowledge about enzymes by introducing the antioxidant enzymes that are intimately involved in the prevention of cellular damage and eventual slowing of the aging process and prevention of several diseases. Students will learn that natural antioxidant enzymes are manufactured in the body and provide an important defense against free radicals. The topic of free radical action is introduced, covering how they are constantly generated in living cells both by ''accidents of chemistry'' and also by specific metabolic processes.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT Blossoms
Author:
Sawsan F. Karadsheh
Date Added:
12/10/2020
Black Box Lab
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Students gather evidence about the contents of a sealed container and make predictions about the contents. Provides a good introduction to how scientists have determined the composition of atoms.

This activity also works well to discuss the nature of science in developing hypotheses, various ways of collecting data, and drawing supported conclusions.

Subject:
Science
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Tracy Poulsen
Date Added:
08/28/2020
CK-12 Foundation - Chemistry 2017-18
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Table of Contents
1.0 Using This Book
2.0 Introduction to Chemistry and Science
3.0 Atoms (Standard I)
4.0 Energy Changes in Atoms (Standard II)
5.0 Bonding and Molecules (Standard III)
6.0 Conservation of Energy and Matter (Standard IV)
7.0 Chemical Reactions (Standard V)
8.0 Solutions (Standard VI)

Subject:
Chemistry
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Author:
CK12 and Utah Teachers
Date Added:
02/08/2019
CK-12 Physical Science Concepts for Middle School
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CK-12 Physical Science Concepts covers the study of physical science for middle school students. The 5 chapters provide an introduction to physical science, matter, states of matter, chemical interactions and bonds, chemical reactions, motion and forces, and the types and characteristics of energy.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Jean Brainard, Ph.D.
Date Added:
11/01/2012
Catalytic Converter
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This video lesson aims to motivate students about chemistry and to raise their awareness about how chemistry helps in solving certain environmental problems. In this lesson, the air pollution problem created by cars and other vehicles is presented. The lesson will highlight causes of this problem, harmful products from it and possible solutions. There will also be discussion of ways to convert the pollutants produced by burning oil in vehicles into more friendly products.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT Blossoms
Author:
Prof. Mohammad El-Khateeb
Date Added:
12/10/2020
Chemistry
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Chemistry is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the two-semester general chemistry course. The textbook provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of chemistry and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. The book also includes a number of innovative features, including interactive exercises and real-world applications, designed to enhance student learning.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Allison Soult
Andrew Eklund
Carol Martinez
Don Carpenetti
Don Frantz
Emad El-Giar
George Kaminski
Jason Powell
Jennifer Look
Klaus Theopold
Mark Blaser
Paul Flowers
Paul Hooker
Richard Langley
Simon Bott
Tom Sorensen
Troy Milliken
Vicki Moravec
William R. Robinson
Date Added:
10/02/2014
Chemistry: Atoms First
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Chemistry: Atoms First is a peer-reviewed, openly licensed introductory textbook produced through a collaborative publishing partnership between OpenStax and the University of Connecticut and UConn Undergraduate Student Government Association.

This title is an adaptation of the OpenStax Chemistry text and covers scope and sequence requirements of the two-semester general chemistry course. Reordered to fit an atoms first approach, this title introduces atomic and molecular structure much earlier than the traditional approach, delaying the introduction of more abstract material so students have time to acclimate to the study of chemistry. Chemistry: Atoms First also provides a basis for understanding the application of quantitative principles to the chemistry that underlies the entire course.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Allison Soult
Andrew Eklund
Carol Martinez
Donald Carpenetti
Don Frantz
Edward J. Neth
Emad El-Giar
George Kaminski
Jason Powell
Jennifer Look
Klaus Theopold
Mark Blaser
Paul Flowers
Paul Hooker
Richard Langley
Simon Bott
Thomas Sorenson
Troy Milliken
Vicki Moravec
William R. Robinson
Date Added:
10/02/2014
Chemistry (Teacher's Edition)
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A work in progress, CK-12 Chemistry Teacher's Edition supports its Chemistry book covering: Matter; Atomic Structure; The Elements; Stoichiometry; Chemical Kinetics; Physical States of Matter; Thermodynamics; Nuclear and Organic Chemistry.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Parsons, Richard
Robinson, Shonna
Date Added:
02/12/2010
Chromatography of Kool-Aid
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Using filter paper, students separate the dyes in Kool-Aid and food coloring and identify how many different compounds are used for the different colors. Students describe this process in terms of attraction of the molecules for water and paper.

Subject:
Science
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Tracy Poulsen
Date Added:
08/28/2020
Concept Development Studies in Chemistry
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"Concept Development Studies in Chemistry" is an on-line textbook for an Introductory General Chemistry course. Each module develops a central concept in Chemistry from experimental observations and inductive reasoning. This approach complements an interactive or active learning teaching approach.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
John S. Hutchison
Date Added:
01/05/2015
Density and Composition of Pennies Lab
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Density and Composition of Pennies Lab

Interactive Google Document, in which students easily make graphs and manipulate images by dragging and dropping points. Students make their own copy of the google doc in their student drive, edit it, and share/submit to teacher.

Teacher directions

Student directions and template

Subject:
Science
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Tracy Poulsen
Date Added:
08/28/2020
Describing Chemical Equilibrium
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Using graduated cylinders and straws of two diameters, students are introduced to reversible reactions and dynamic equilibrium. Students develop the understanding that equilibrium id defined as the rate of change is equal, not the amounts of reactant and product at equilibrium.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Tracy Poulsen
Date Added:
08/28/2020
Electrochemistry: Electroplating
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The aim of this lesson is to introduce the concepts of Electrochemistry and Electroplating and to present their applications in our daily lives. Students are encouraged to construct their knowledge of Electroplating through brainstorming sessions, experiments and discussions. This video lesson presents a series of stories related to Electroplating and begins with a story about house gates as an example of the common items related to the Electroplating topic. Prerequisites for this lesson are knowledge of the basic concepts of electrolysis and chemical equations. The lesson will take about 60 minutes to complete, but you may want to divide the lesson into two classes if the activities require more time.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT Blossoms
Author:
Hafizah Binti Nasir, Mohd Fared Bin Samin
Date Added:
12/10/2020
Electroscope
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This activity from the Exploratorium provides instructions to build an electroscope, a device that detects electrical charge. Common, inexpensive materials including film canisters, 3-M Scotch Magic™ Tape, and a plastic comb are used to show the attractions and repulsions between positively and negatively charged objects. The site also provides an explanation of the results and suggestions for extension activities.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Exploratorium
Provider Set:
Science Snacks
Date Added:
11/09/2006
Evidence of a Chemical Reaction Part 1
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This is part one "Evidence of a Chemical Reaction." I conducted 4 demonstrations showing one or more of the following characteristics: a color change, precipitate formation, gas production, and a temperature change (either exothermic or endothermic). Part 2 of this video completes the aluminum foil and copper chloride demonstration and reviews the important concepts that were shared.

Subject:
Science
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Utah State Board of Education
Provider Set:
Utah SEEd Textbook Resources
Author:
doeseofscience
Date Added:
02/25/2021