The book Chemistry on a Budget contains inexpensive chemistry labs that could be useful. You can buy this lab book for $23 at amazon.com or lulu.com. Check it out!
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 purchased my lab book – be sure to check out Page 141 !
The Ancient Discoveries series on the Military History Channel presented a one-hour segment titled “Ancient Navies” (02/04/2008). An interesting movie, it can be handy for sub-plans. To keep students on task, they can be required to report 10 facts from the video.
Since this movie is sixty minutes, you may want to show it in 2 thirty-minute segments.
There are interesting chemical reactions examined as part of the warfare of the ships (some relating to explosions). The 2nd half of “Ancient Navies” discusses deep-water diving and can be good for pointing out the Gas Laws involved (pressure and volume of gas as well as gas pressure underwater).
*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.
I hope your July is going well!