Chemistry SEEd Resources

This collection contains recommended high school Chemistry SEEd lessons, activities, and other resources from the eMedia library.

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Science Phenomena: HS Physical Science - Energy - As ocean water freezes into solid ice the remaining saltwater forms into icy "stalactites" that descend into the ocean. This can be used as a phenomenon in an elementary class to show changes in state. In middle and high school the chemistry can be explored more deeply.

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Science
Chemistry
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Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
The Wonder of Science
Date Added:
10/08/2021
Elephant Toothpaste - HS-PS1-2, HS-PS1-4, HS-PS1-5
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Science Phenomena: HS Physical Science - Chemical Reactions - Elephant toothpaste is a dramatic chemistry demonstration that involves the decomposition of concentrated hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) into water and oxygen. Potassium iodide is used as a catalyst to speed up the reaction. Soap is added to trap the escaping oxygen gas and food coloring is often added to the experiment. This phenomenon can be using in elementary science classes to illustrate non-reversible reactions and can be studied in more detail in middle and high school.

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Science
Chemistry
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Wonder of Science
Date Added:
10/08/2021
Gas Properties
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Pump gas molecules to a box and see what happens as you change the volume, add or remove heat, and more. Measure the temperature and pressure, and discover how the properties of the gas vary in relation to each other. Examine kinetic energy and speed histograms for light and heavy particles. Explore diffusion and determine how concentration, temperature, mass, and radius affect the rate of diffusion.

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Science
Chemistry
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PhET Interactive Simulations University of Colorado Boulder
Author:
Carl Wieman
Danielle Harlow
Jack Barbera
Kathy Perkins
Linda Koch
Michael Dubson
Ron LeMaster
Date Added:
10/05/2006
Milk and Soap Experiment - HS-PS1-3
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Milk is made up of water, fat, and proteins. Each of these molecules have charges and are held together by intramolecular forces. When the dish soap is added to the plate it quickly disperses across the surface as it is attracted to the water molecules and the food coloring is pulled along. This could be used as an anchoring phenomenon on matter, materials, or intramolecular forces.

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Science
Chemistry
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Wonder of Science
Date Added:
10/08/2021
Molecule Polarity
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When is a molecule polar? Change the electronegativity of atoms in a molecule to see how it affects polarity. See how the molecule behaves in an electric field. Change the bond angle to see how shape affects polarity. Need to have JAVA installed to view the Real Molecules pportion of the simulation.

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Chemistry
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
University of Colorado Boulder
Date Added:
09/27/2011
Molecule Shapes
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Explore molecule shapes by building molecules in 3D! How does molecule shape change with different numbers of bonds and electron pairs? Find out by adding single, double or triple bonds and lone pairs to the central atom. Then, compare the model to real molecules!

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Chemistry
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Simulation
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
University of Colorado Boulder
Date Added:
10/10/2011
Periodic Trends Lesson Plan
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Lead students to understand general reactivity patterns of elements on the periodic table through experiment design, data collection, and data analysis. Resource links to a Google Doc.

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Chemistry
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
UtSTA
Date Added:
09/13/2021
PhET Interactive Simulations: Acid-Base Solutions
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How do strong and weak acids differ? Use lab tools on your computer to find out! Dip the paper or the probe into solution to measure the pH, or put in the electrodes to measure the conductivity. Then see how concentration and strength affect pH. Can a weak acid solution have the same pH as a strong acid solution?

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Chemistry
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Simulation
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
University of Colorado Boulder
Date Added:
09/01/2010
PhET Interactive Simulations: Beer's Law Lab
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ÒThe thicker the glass, the darker the brew, the less the light that passes through.Ó Make colorful concentrated and dilute solutions and explore how much light they absorb and transmit using a virtual spectrophotometer!

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Chemistry
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Simulation
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
University of Colorado Boulder
Date Added:
05/14/2012
PhET Interactive Simulations: Concentration
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Watch your solution change color as you mix chemicals with water. Then check molarity with the concentration meter. What are all the ways you can change the concentration of your solution? Switch solutes to compare different chemicals and find out how concentrated you can go before you hit saturation!

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Chemistry
Material Type:
Simulation
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
University of Colorado Boulder
Date Added:
03/09/2012
PhET Interactive Simulations: Molarity
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What determines the concentration of a solution? Learn about the relationships between moles, liters, and molarity by adjusting the amount of solute and solution volume. Change solutes to compare different chemical compounds in water.

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Chemistry
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
University of Colorado Boulder
Date Added:
09/13/2021
Reaction in a Bag - HS-PS1-5, HS-PS1-7
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Science Phenomena: HS Physical Science - Chemical Reactions - This video shows a chemical reaction of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), calcium chloride (road salt), and an indicator phenol red. The chemicals react to form calcium carbonate, sodium chloride, and carbon dioxide gas. This changes the pH inside the bag resulting in a color change in the phenol red. As much air as possible should be removed from the bag as possible to show the production of the gas. This could be used as an example of chemical reaction that releases energy (exothermic). Since the bag is sealed it could be massed before and after to show the conservation of mass (atoms). This phenomenon was submitted by Brian Babulic.

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Science
Chemistry
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Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
The Wonder of Science
Date Added:
10/08/2021
Reusable Heat Packs - HS-PS2-6
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This phenomenon uses a supersaturated solution of sodium acetate. Clicking the metal disc releases a small number of crystals of sodium acetate which act as nucleation sites for the crystallization of the sodium acetate into a hydrated salt. Energy is released from the crystal lattice. The heating pack can be placed in boiling water and the sodium acetate can be dissolved again. This phenomenon shows how bond energy can be released. It also shows the importance of chemical engineering and could lead to a section where students design a device (or application) of their own.

Subject:
Science
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Wonder of Science
Date Added:
10/08/2021
Rutherford Scattering
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How did Rutherford figure out the structure of the atom without being able to see it? Simulate the famous experiment in which he disproved the Plum Pudding model of the atom by observing alpha particles bouncing off atoms and determining that they must have a small core.

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Science
Chemistry
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Interactive
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PhET Interactive Simulations University of Colorado Boulder
Author:
University of Colorado Boulder
Date Added:
03/01/2007
Science Core Guide: Chemistry
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The Science Core Guides are created to provide guidance for developing effective instruction aligned to the Utah Science with Engineering Education (SEEd) Standards. They are intended to support teachers, administrators, science specialists, instructional coaches, parents, and other stakeholders as they plan instruction at a local level.

The Core Guides are not intended to be read from cover to cover. They are meant as a resource document to be used, when needed, to support teacher professional learning and curriculum decisions. They are not meant to be used by students, and therefore they may not be written in student-friendly language. The Core Guides are meant to inform teachers and leaders as they make science curriculum decisions.

Subject:
Science
Chemistry
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Utah State Board of Education
Date Added:
02/16/2021