Everyone loves slime...especially elementary students. This phenomenon is a great introduction into chemical reactions. The properties of the reactants can be compared to the properties of the products to show that a chemical reaction has occurred. In high school the chemistry of polymers and cross-linking can be explored through slime.
Chemistry SEEd Resources
This collection contains recommended high school Chemistry SEEd lessons, activities, and other resources from the eMedia library.
Google Slide presentation discussing changes of the new chemistry standards with the old standards. Examples of lessons that could be used based on the revised standards that incorporrate science and engineering practices, cross cutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas.
Chemistry SEEd textbook for the 2022-2023 school year. This textbook was developed to align to the Utah Science with Engineering Education (SEEd) Standards. (Added: Nune 8, 2022)
Engage in argument support by evidence that the functions of three (nylons, paper, slime) designed macromolecules are related to the chemical structures. Emphasis of the attractive forces within and between the molecules as they relate to properties of the macromolecules.
Test the pH of things like coffee, spit, and soap to determine whether each is acidic, basic, or neutral. Visualize the relative number of hydroxide ions and hydronium ions in solution. Switch between logarithmic and linear scales. Investigate whether changing the volume or diluting with water affects the pH. Or you can design your own liquid!