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Puzzles, Songs, and Labs
chemistry teachers should start
the year by having students and parents/guardians sign
Safety Contract. I used this Flinn
video (requires Windows Media
Player 10 or above)
that was provided by Renee Diamond of the NSTA
The music in the video is from a band called "rhythm,
results." Spaces in
the song are meant for students
to fill in the blanks with the correct lab safety procedure.
middle school students, "Science
with Sponge Bob will help introduce lab safety rules.
safety tips on lighting a
Burner" this page has videos and
students do this "How to use and adjust a Bunsen burner" lab.
labeling beakers, flasks,
etc., I find printing the labels and taping them with "invisible" tape
the easiest for removing later. For permanent labels I use
tape. Here is the document I use for making the beaker/flask
and the dropper
(one example left in tables).
image of a 24-well microplate
grid is helpful for labeling
materials in the plate.
my lesson plans are printed
as well. Here is an example
and the template .
the chemistry reviews for Glencoe's Chemistry:
Concepts and Applications (2000)
are on http://www.quia.com/
and linked to this
generic graph paper
comes in handy when writing up your own labs.
designed by students are a great alternative to written
document has written instructions for producing a presentation and
is a scoring rubric for the presentation. You will need Adobe
Reader to download the
rubric. Get it here .
and especially parents
find having a class page with assignments and other class information
helpful. Here is an example
of one of my former class web pages. You can create your own
website with the free Microsoft
Office Live Small Business
Just be sure to sign up for the Basic
these tips for "Teaching 90-minute
Time Blocks" .
to create your own worksheets with
help in solution preparation, Carolina provides
Preparation Manual" .
you don't have gradebook program, you might want to try the free
It allows students and parents to check grades online.
add color and interest to your worksheets, use
card stock to print colorful chemistry related
borders for your bulletin board with these borders .
Lichten has created
to help students refine their chemistry skills. Students can
the Username and Password.
as a review for tests.
vocabulary with the "Science
puzzles, and many more online with Discovery
clips from Sing-Smart's chemistry songs
CD's--HOLY MOL-EE! Multiple
Modality Chemistry by Lynda
This is an introductory chemistry curriculum suitable for the high
level which thoroughly treats difficult concepts through song, sign
dramatization activities, extensive color graphics, manipulative
and guided notes. Furthermore, Lynda is preparing to set up a
after-school learning program and intends to franchise her materials
methods to interested retired chemistry teachers. HOLY
simply effective and fun!
these "Chemistry Recipes"
for labs, demonstrations, etc.
great game to use in reviewing
for semester exams is the Science
game for first
semester and finals.
As Fun and Games"
uses several different games to teach chemistry content.
Chemistry" has many games,
puzzles, and activties for
for tests and quizes with
"Science Baseball" .
Jeopardy Game" setup where you
input your own
included sounds and pictures make it very realistic.
puzzles with science-related clues from Scientific
of Games" in PowerPoint
different games with examples and templates to download.
the online "Who
Wants to Win a Million Dollars"
science game from Jefferson
Smith of the NSTA
Listserve contributed this idea
for a "March Madness
Chemistry Tournament" .
I have added the
"Abreviated Brackets," blank
ones along with full "Brackets" and
version of full "Brackets" .
the Listserve contributed this blank "Sweet Sixteen Science
Tournament" Excel version.
some of these "Chemistry
Demonstrations" from About
- The Listen Current site has
a few exellent FREE lesson plans for middle and high school students
when you sign up for FREE:
- Chemistry jokes: http://goodriddlesnow.com/jokes/by/chemistry-jokes
- Chemistry resources from "Find Your HVAC Guy:" http://findyourhvacguy.com/heating-curves-and-other-chemistry-resources-for-students
the Royal Society of Chemistry: http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/resource/.
for chemistry and physics in English, http://www.physics-chemistry-class.com,
and French, http://www.physique-chimie-lycee.fr
- If your
chemistry help, send them to this free My Chemistry Tutor site:
has many searchable chemistry lessons: http://www.lessoncorner.com/Science/Chemistry
supplies you need, ClassWish.org
able to help or you can register for an opportunity to win
free supplies: http://classwish.org/
chemistry animations: http://www.chem.iastate.edu/group/Greenbowe/.
resources from Flinn
Scientific, Inc.: http://www.flinnsci.com/Sections/Chemistry/chemistry.asp
ideas from BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/learning/bitesize/standard/chemistry/
chemistry teacher resources: http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/science/chemistry/
chemistry resources: http://www.glencoe.com/sec/science/chemistry/cca/index.html
online chemistry experiments: http://www.pasco.com/resources/online-experiments/Index.cfm
to a variety of chemistry
o' Chemistry: http://misterguch.brinkster.net/chemfiestanew.html
Effective Activities for New
Chemistry Teachers: http://misterguch.brinkster.net/hot.html
World of Chemsitry" video
series (free sign-up) using Windows
Media Player: http://www.learner.org/resources/series61.html#program_descriptions
worksheets to accompany "The
World of Chemistry" video series: http://www.hschem.org/Resources/worldofchemistry/worldofchemistry.htm
has great links by topic.
is a good chemistry
tutoring site: http://www.chemtutor.com/perich.htm
online has tutorials
and quizes at the bottom of each section: http://library.thinkquest.org/10429/
is a site that
allows teacher's to post their own quizes. This feature is
but unlike Quia, QuizStar
is presently free
for teachers: http://quizstar.4teachers.org/
- The American
"Chemistry Club" site: http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs. . .
Rosengarten, a New York chemistry
teacher has created a Powerpoint presentation that
high school chemistry topics with nearly 300 pages of information,
and sample problems. The website also offers a collection of
site for high-quality, FREE,
science web interactives from all over the world that is organized by
Science Education Standards: http://www.learningscience.org/index.htm
for each of the chapters in a typical high school chemistry course
player, html, or Acrobat
- Various Flash
with audio from McGraw Hill: http://www.mhhe.com/physsci/chemistry/.
many interactive models for chemistry. Click on "Showcase"
Freiberger of the Greater
Atlanta Christian School has
study guides, practice problems,
quizes, and PowerPoint
presentations on her site
for General Chemistry,
Honors Chemistry, and AP Chemistry. She uses Holt's Modern
for general and honors courses and Zumdahl
for AP Chemistry.
Digital Chem Project: http://digitalchem.berkeley.edu/
Rhinehart, and Winstons's Modern
Chemistry home page: http://go.hrw.com/hrw.nd/gohrw_rls1/pKeywordResults?keyword=HC2%20HOME
demonstration movie sheets
requires : http://chemed.chem.purdue.edu/demos/
teaching ideas, worksheets,
labs, and much more: http://www.embracechallenge.net/
School Chemistry Teacher
Support Group: http://www.hschem.org/
Catalysts: Chemistry Resources
for Teachers: http://www.thecatalyst.org/
Horton from the HSChem Google
Group uses PowerPoint
presentations for students
needing to make
up labs. He posted this example: http://mysite.verizon.net/res6pa7x/PRECIPITATELAB.ppt
Green's chemistry site has
notes, and labs: http://www.tvgreen.com/
chemistry demos with Quicktime
Chemistry Corner has many good
presentations submitted by teachers: http://www.worldofteaching.com/chemistrypowerpoints.html
of chemistry questions and problems (You must sent a letter to
on school leterhead to receive password for bank): http://www.boshf.org/chembank/
lecture material includes
flash and Google
Scientific's "Cool Stuff"
newsletter archive: http://www.arborsci.com/CoolStuff/Archives3.aspx
second podcasts from Scientific
clarified's site has tutorials in "Science of Everyday Things,"
a section about "Science in Dispute," and links to a chemistry forum: http://www.scienceclarified.com/Ca-Ch/Chemistry.html
Organic, and Biochemistry animations
using Apple's :
chemicals and supplies in and around the
Schneider has posted all his PowerPoint
lessons, worksheets, labs, and study notes for his 11th
grade classes: http://www.chalkbored.com/lessons/chemistry-11.htm
for teachers from Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/education/teachers/default.aspx
large number of links to various chemistry sites: http://www.internet4classrooms.com/chemistry.htm
experiments in chemistry: http://genchem.rutgers.edu/playchem.html
stuff for science teachers: http://scienceinquirer.wikispaces.com/freestuff
York Science Teacher you will find science labs, demonstrations,
lesson plans, activities, movie worksheets, notes, regents review
materials, educational related information and much more: http://www.newyorkscienceteacher.com/sci/
wealth of chemistry animations, some with narration and some with
presentations for Prentice Hall's General
Principles and Modern Applications: http://cwx.prenhall.com/petrucci/medialib/power_point/
chemistry files and lessons from We
the Teachers: http://www.wetheteachers.com/browse.php?top=Chemistry&med=&sub=9&gr=20&sort=t
Chemistry Tutor is a free
homework help forum: http://www.mychemistrytutor.com/forums/
has chemistry PowerPoint,
lessons, labs, Excel
spreadsheets, and other assignments and worksheets: http://www.chalkbored.com/lessons/chemistry-11.htm
experiments for grades 6-8: http://www.lessonplanspage.com/SciExperiments.htm
VanderWeide has published many of her chemistry activities at: http://www.brighthub.com/members/chemteacher/activities.aspx
answers to all of
try WolframAlpha: http://www.wolframalpha.com/examples/Chemistry.html.
and for an explanation of how it works:
to know how to use
Podcasts or Vodcasts in your classroom? Try Educational
from WyzAnt: http://www.wyzant.com/Help/Science/Chemistry/.
- An organic chemistry
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Faulkner of Sedgwick
Middle School, in West Hartford,
CT contributed this "Science
worksheet to assess student readings of science in the news.
Blane in the UK contributed "What's
New?" on his Real
website. Each news article includes
5 activities, a word bank, links to free activities, lesson plans,
information, and daily tips for running science class discussions and