The book Chemistry on a Budget contains inexpensive chemistry labs that are useful with easy to obtain materials.
The early labs include the topics of Significant Figures, Density (3 labs), the Separation of a Mixture (including coverage of Percent Composition), and Liquid Chromatography. These are safe labs that cover essential information, giving you time to emphasize Lab Safety and get Lab Safety Contracts signed.
There are two versions of each lab, one with a ten-question conclusion and one with directions for a full lab report. This way the teacher has the option! Each lab is two pages to allow for one two-sided handout.
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*Some of you have already purchased my lab book – be sure to check out Page 141 !
Past blog posts that may be useful right now include:
03/05/2014 Heat and Energy
03/02/2014 Heating and Cooling Curves
10/03/2014 Heating/Cooling Curves Revisited
Oh, and we’re heading for the first set of Progress Reports, so:
09/30/2015 5-Week Progress Reports
07/20/2014 Classroom Grading Programs
Past blog posts about movies you might want to use in your classroom include:
04/01/2015 NOVA video "Hunting the Elements”
12/11/2015 Video: "The Mystery of Matter" (2015)
02/28/2016 Video: "Does the Ocean Think?"
05/15/2016 Video: Life's Rocky Start
07/03/2016 Video: Bill Nye's Global Meltdown
07/16/2016 Video: Ancient Navies
Most of my blog posts about videos contain Internet links so you can view the movies online. You’ll have to evaluate what you need – if you don’t have the ability to project the Internet in your classroom, see if your School Library owns any videos or if they can record movies from tv for classroom use.
You may want to explore how movies can be requested for your Science Department to purchase, as well as what is already owned. Or, assign to your students as Extra Credit viewing the movie online (submitting 10 handwritten facts to earn the Extra Credit).
As I view the series Forces of Nature: Shape and the subsequent Elements (blog post on 9/16/16), it is not very Chemistry focused series and may not be the best choice. Look at all your options before using it.
*This Blog contains several entries that would be helpful to your chemistry classroom. Check out the Topic List to help you to find past Blog entries.
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Remember, buying a copy of the lab book Chemistry on a Budget can be very useful to your Chemistry classroom with labs and class article ideas.
Have a great weekend!