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.
You can buy this lab book for $23 at amazon.com or lulu.com. It will take 1-2 weeks to get to you -- Order Now. It’s a great resource!
*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:
Types of Chemical Reactions
01/11/2014 New Schedule (Single Replacement Reaction – Cu with Ag)
01/14/2014 Decomposition of Sodium Bicarbonate
01/16/2014 Combination of Magnesium and Oxygen
01/18/2014 Double Replacement Reactions
01/22/2014 Combustion of a Hydrocarbon
11/14/2014 Predicting Products of a Synthesis
Reaction (1st Rxn Type)
11/17/2014 Predicting Products of a Decomposition Reaction (2nd Rxn Type)
11/21/2014 Predicting Products of a Single Replacement Reaction (3rd Rxn Type)
11/23/2014 Predicting Products of a Double Replacement Reaction (4th Rxn Type)
11/25/2014 Predicting Products of a Combustion Reaction (5th Rxn Type)
An interesting webpage called “Science News for Students” provides articles about many subjects:
To focus on Chemistry articles, go to:
This website could be a source of articles for your class, or it could be assigned as Extra Credit where a student prints out an article, lists 10 facts from the article (handwritten to avoid cut and paste) or summarizes the article, states 3-5 positive and 3-5 challenging aspects of the research/development.
Write to me about how you have used this in your classroom. I'd love to hear about 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.
Also, Write To Me about your successes, challenges, or questions in the Chemistry Classroom.
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!