Chemistry

Chemistry labs using safe household materials for introductory chem classes

It would be great if I could find safe and fun labs for an introductory chemistry high school class . Thanks

Sulekha Bhasin
Sulekha Bhasin
3035 Activity Points

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!

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Betty Paulsell
Betty Paulsell
48550 Activity Points

Some time ago I put together a collection on kitchen chemistry. You may find it helpful


Kitchen Chemistry Collection
(10 items)
Penn State Kitchen Chemistry
     -User Uploaded Resource
The Naked Scientist Kitchen Chemistry
     -User Uploaded Resource
Exploratorium Science of Cooking
     -User Uploaded Resource

Pamela Auburn
Pamela Auburn
68525 Activity Points

Thank you for the great ideas

Sulekha Bhasin
Sulekha Bhasin
3035 Activity Points

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. Adah


Chemical changes Collection
(12 items)
Favorite Demonstration: A Fruity Biochemistry Demonstration
     -Journal Article
Someone’s in the Kitchen with Science
     -Journal Article
Indicators for Inquiry
     -Journal Article

Adah Stock
Adah Stock
101510 Activity Points

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 http://www.learner.org/resources/series129.html?pop=yes&pid=1452 Definitely bookmark this wonderful professional development website!

Meri Cummings
Meri Cummings
1145 Activity Points

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