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It would be great if I could find safe and fun labs for an introductory chemistry high school class .
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I found an excellent journal article that has 23 quick and easy chemistry labs using easy to obtain materials. I have attached it below. Good luck!
Inquiry in the Chemistry Classroom (Journal Article)
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Some time ago I put together a collection on kitchen chemistry. You may find it helpful
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Thank you for the great ideas
I am attaching a collection that you might find helpful.
If you look back to some of the topics in this forum you can find a forum about inexpensive chem labs. I have just completed a workshop on forensic science using everyday stuff and found lots when I googled chem experiences using materials from the supermarket.
There is a great deal about there and the NSTA Bookstore has two books called the Frugal Teacher. http://nstacommunities.org/blog/2010/05/03/the-frugal-science-teacher-6-9-strategies-and-activities/
This might be of help as well.
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You might want to check out the Annenberg video regarding Learning Science Through Inquiry. It gave a high school chemistry lab example, as well as examples of very young students doing great at inquiry research!
These are FREE and FABULOUS video-on-demand series that go back and forth between expert/teacher commentary and classroom and fieldtrip episodes. Great for professional development workshops - e.g., afterschool 1 day/week. They come with additional support materials.
You'll learn a lot even if you only view the first episode!
Learning Science Through Inquiry - eight approx. 60-minute episodes
Definitely bookmark this wonderful professional development website!
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