Activities

ChemEd X activities are student-centered resources intended to aid learning chemistry topics.

ChemEd X emphasizes inquiry-based activities where students pose questions (with direction from the teacher) and then attempt to discover the answers through scientific inquiry.

by Deanna Cullen
Wed, 01/15/2014 - 17:23

I expect that most high school chemistry teachers assign some type of laboratory related to types of chemical reactions including synthesis, decomposition, single replacement and double replacement reactions. I have used several published versions, but I am sharing my modifications.

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Thu, 12/05/2013 - 09:12

Orbital Viewer, written by David Manthey, is a fantastic program for displaying electronic orbitals.  You can read more about the program here.  I have my students use Orbital Viewer when learning about quantum numbers and their associated rules, electronic orbitals, and other quantum concepts.  I have developed a worksheet that allow

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by Trish Loeblein
Mon, 09/16/2013 - 15:19

This is a series of experiments, PhET Interactive Simulation activities, and clicker questions to relate macroscopic and molecular representations of homogenenous solutions. Graphing skills are also used.

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by Deanna Cullen
Sun, 04/07/2013 - 14:42

This activity is used as a reinforcement activity following my use of JCE Classroom Activity #113: An Interlocking Building Block Activity in Writing Formulas of Ionic Compounds. It could be used as a stand alone activity to support writing ionic formulas and names.

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by Deanna Cullen
Wed, 10/10/2012 - 14:58

Students proceed through a prior knowledge activity, practice creating and using a voltaic cell and use of a model designed to simulate the particulate level activity within a voltaic cell. The teacher checks for student understanding at specific points as groups work together. A discussion follows to help clarify ideas.

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Trendsetter Lab
by Deanna Cullen
Wed, 10/10/2012 - 11:57

Students will proceed through a pre-lab engagement activity, organize element cards based on similarities & trends, discuss trends with the class and then produce a periodic table that includes the trends discussed within the lab. The teacher will check for student understanding at specific points as groups work together.

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Periodic Table of Legos
by Deanna Cullen
Mon, 10/08/2012 - 12:42

Students choose a topic and select items to incorporate into a periodic talbe. Students explore trends related to their own topic and relate to the trends on the actual Periodic Table of Elements.

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by Deanna Cullen
Thu, 06/21/2012 - 16:11

This activity relates the solubility of gas to the boiling of eggs.

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