Activities

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.

by Chris Vyhnal
Tue, 03/28/2023 - 06:45

Check out this activity designed for beginning chemistry students to become familiar with phase diagrams and their associated terminology. The activity is suitable for an at-home assignment.

Recent activity: 5 months 4 days ago
by Michael Jansen
Mon, 03/27/2023 - 17:33

The concepts of Measurement and Significant Figures can induce discomfort for both teacher and students. Michael Jansen shares his approach to teaching this important topic.

Recent activity: 1 year 2 months ago
by Thomas Manning
Sun, 03/26/2023 - 18:48

This Nobel Laureate crossword puzzle focuses on prizes awarded between 1941 and 1950. Learn and revisit some historical chemistry, terminology and background on key historical figures in this field. This is our fifth in a series of Nobel Laureate crossword puzzles.

Recent activity: 3 weeks 5 days ago
by Melissa Hemling
Fri, 03/24/2023 - 20:32

This PFAS Analysis guided inquiry activity introduces students to "Forever Chemical" pollutants in the environment as they apply their previous knowledge related to electronegativity, polarizability and bond strength to PFAS molecules. 

Comments: 1
Recent activity: 1 year 2 months ago
by Erin Woulfe
Wed, 03/22/2023 - 09:43

This empowering activity provides students the opportunity to drive their own lab experience. It allows students to perform research, execute lab techniques and identify an unknown substance.

Comments: 1
Recent activity: 1 year 3 weeks ago
by Thomas Manning
Wed, 03/01/2023 - 13:39

This Nobel Laureate crossword puzzle focuses on prizes awarded from 1931 to 1940. Learn and revisit some historical chemistry, terminology and background on key historical figures in this field. This is our fourth in a series of Nobel Laureate crossword puzzles.

Recent activity: 3 weeks 5 days ago
by Michael Jansen
Thu, 02/23/2023 - 09:00

This activity is an interesting way to engage students before formally beginning the study of Thermochemistry. Students experiment and compare the use of 1% milk and half & half cream in coffee.

Recent activity: 1 year 3 months ago
by Nora Walsh
Tue, 01/24/2023 - 20:04

Teaching and learning the concept of limiting reactants can be challenging. In this activity students manipulate beads to learn about stoichiometry. A virtual drag & drop version is also available. 

Recent activity: 6 months 2 weeks ago
by Yvonne Clifford
Mon, 01/16/2023 - 10:28

The Diet Coke and Mentos reaction is used as the basis for this hands on experiment. Students work in groups to research, test, and adapt as needed with the goal to get the highest possible geyser! 

Comments: 1
Recent activity: 1 year 4 months ago
by Thomas Manning
Mon, 01/09/2023 - 19:05

This Nobel Laureate crossword puzzle focuses on prizes awarded between 1920 and 1930. Learn and revisit some historical chemistry, terminology and background on key historical figures in this field. This is our third in a series of Nobel Laureate crossword puzzles.

Recent activity: 3 weeks 5 days ago