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In this activity, learners explore how objects can have positive, negative, or neutral charges, which attract, repel and move between objects.
Conductivity MeterAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners build a simple qualitative conductivity tester with a battery, bulb and foil.
Salts & Solubility
In this online interactive simulation, learners will add different salts to water and then watch the salts dissolve and achieve a dynamic equilibrium with solid precipitate.
Coral, Carbon Dioxide and Calcification
In this group activity, learners act out key stages of the "ocean carbon cycle" (also known as the "carbonate buffer system") through motions, rearranging blocks and team tasks.
Bend a CarrotAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners investigate the process of osmosis by adding salt to a sealed bag of raw carrots and comparing it to a control.
Pom Pom Potential
In this kinesthetic activity, learners move pom-pom "ions" across a membrane to simulate how an action potential is propagated along an axon.
Can You Copperplate?
In this activity, learners explore chemical engineering and how the processes of chemical plating and electroplating have impacted many industries.
How Do Antacids Work?
You just ate a big meal and feel heartburn coming on. You take an antacid and feel better. Why? Heartburn is caused by stomach juice (an acid) burning the esophagus.
Finding RedAdd to list Details
In this chemistry challenge, learners systematically investigate which combination of four solutions produces a deep red color.
Kosher Dill Current: Make Your Own Battery!Add to list Details
This is an activity that demonstrates how batteries work using simple household materials. Learners use a pickle, aluminum foil and a pencil to create an electrical circuit that powers a buzzer.
Indicating ElectrolysisAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners build a simple electrolysis device. Then learners use an indicating solution to visualize hydrogen and oxygen molecules in water.
Defining DissolvingAdd to list Details
In this introductory activity, learners discover that sugar and food coloring dissolve in water but neither dissolves in oil.
Solubility TestAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners apply a dissolving test to known crystals to identify the unknown. Since the unknown is chemically the same as one of the known crystals, it should dissolve similarly.
Ionic Bonding Puzzle LabAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners create models of ionic compounds and observe the chemical formula of binary molecules they have created.
Copper CaperAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners conduct an oxidation experiment that turns old pennies bright and shiny. Learners soak 20 dull, dirty pennies in a bowl of salt and vinegar for five minutes.
Polyatomic Ion Bingo
This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can play this game to learn about the major polyatomic ions (an ion that consists of two different elements).
Introduction to the Scientific Method
In this activity (page 26 of the PDF), learners make observations, formulate hypotheses and design a controlled experiment, based on the reaction of carbon dioxide with calcium hydroxide.
Penny for Your ThoughtsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners will explore how metals react with each other. They will see these metals change before their eyes as they coat a paperclip with the copper taken from a penny.
Carrying Charges: Testing for ConductivityAdd to list Details
Learners are challenged to create solutions that conduct electricity and make a buzzer buzz (or an LED light up).
ElectroplatingAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners electrically plate zinc onto brass objects.