ChemEd X activities are student-centered resources intended to aid learning chemistry topics.
ChemEd X encourages engaging activities where students (with guidance from the teacher) pose questions, analyze data, and make observations to offer a plausible explanation supported by data and consistent with physical observations.
This lab guides students through taking data and constructing their own heating curve for water. It requires no special equipment, is low prep, is safe, and can even be done at home for homeschool or distance learning. Even though the lab activity itself is relatively simple and straightforward, the concepts still engage students in higher level thinking and gives them important practice with laboratory techniques and forming hypotheses.
Nora Walsh outlines the interactive notebook pages she uses for her unit on Bonding. All of the documents and foldables are available for download.
Various types of puzzles are widely used in STEM learning activities due to their ability to familiarize students with given content using a strategic approach. In this novel puzzle, there are two steps to complete the exercise. The first step involves the participant identifying periodic table element abbreviations within a specific word. The second step involves fitting the corresponding element names into a blank crossword format. The students become familiar with the elements and their abbreviations, as well as their location on the periodic table.
Explore how small the stuff that makes up matter is and consider what those tiny particles are doing in this engaging activity.
This demonstration lays the foundation for what science is all about: proper experiments, properly carried out, properly interpreted.
Heartburn is a very common ailment. Many people rely on antacids such as Tums®, Rolaids®, or Milk of Magnesia to settle their stomachs, but have you ever wondered how those antacids work?
This short activity uses Elmer’s Disappearing Purple Glue as an interactive introduction to acid-base indicators.
Nora Walsh outlines the interactive notebook pages she uses for her unit on the Periodic Table. All of the documents and foldables are available for download.
"Who Poisoned Veronica Merriweather?" is a fun application of formula stoichiometry for students who are placed in the role of a CSI lab sleuth helping to interpret chemical data to identify a murderer. Topics covered include formula stoichiometry, percentage composition, empirical and molecular formulas and gas chromatography–mass spectrometry.
Nora Walsh outlines the interactive notebook pages she uses for her unit on Atomic Structure. All of the documents and foldables are available for download.