Nuclear Chemistry

Activities Have students calculate their annual radiation dose using the American Nuclear Society’s “Radiation Dose Chart.” Use these “Radioactivity” (doc) notes and have students fill out the “Radioactive Deay Summary” (doc) and do this “Radioactivity” worksheet (doc). Do this “Half-Life” worksheet. Or do this “Patterns of Reactivity” crossword puzzle with answers. Have your students do this “Radioactivity (Half-Life)” activity (pdf). Show this PowerPoint presentation about “Nuclear … Read more

Acids and Bases

Activities This “Acid and Base” (doc) worksheet from Mr. Guch’s Calvacade of Chemistry uses the Brønsted-Lowry theory of acids and bases. Mr. Guch provides these worksheets for practice with pH: “pH Practice” (doc), “pH Calcuations” (pdf), and “pH Review Problems (pdf). All Mr. Guch’s worksheets include answers. Dr. Greenbowe has a “Solutions of Acids, Bases, and Salts” simulation that allows students to use a pH … Read more

Water and Solutions

Activities Have students do “Water and It’s Solutions” (doc) crossword puzzle. “The Wonder of Water” (pdf) Teacher’s Guide has many multidisciplinary activities for middle school students. The World of Chemistry video series has a half-hour video about “Water” that can be played with Windows Media Player after a free sign-up by the teacher. The video can also be ordered. The “Properties of … Read more

Chemical Quantities

Activities Do Mr Guch’s “Moles Worksheet” with answers (pdf). Do Mr. Guch’s “Molar Mass Worksheet” (pdf) which has the answers. Do Mr Guch’s “Moles Molecules, and Grams”(pdf)  and “Mole Calculation” (pdf) worksheets. Both have answers. Have students do the “Chemical Quantities” (doc) crossword puzzle. Try the “Chemical Quantities” (doc) wordsearch with answers (doc). Try the online Stoichiometry “wordsearch” or “concentration” Java game. And my favorite–have students use stoichiometry … Read more

Gas Laws

Activities Use this “Animated Gas Lab” to answer the questions on this worksheet about Boyle’s Law. And use the same “Animated Gas Lab” to complete the Charles’s Law worksheet. Have students do these Boyle’s Law problems (pdf). Do these Charles’s Law problems (pdf). Try these Combined Gas Law problems (pdf). These (pdf) are Ideal Gas Law problems and these (pdf) are both Combined Gas Laws … Read more

Kinetic Theory

Activities This “Collision Theory Worksheet” (doc) includes answers. A “Phase Change Worksheet” (pdf) with answers. Review vocabulary with this “Thermodynamics Worksheet” (pdf). Have students do the “Kinetic Theory” (doc) with answers (doc). Demonstrate the “electron sea model of metals” concept with this “Modeling Metals with Marbles” activity. Labs Demonstrate kinetic theory with Flinn Scientific’s “Sudsy Kinetics” (pdf) demonstration. Do this “Observing Latent Heat With a Portable Hand … Read more

Chemical Reactions

Activities Use prepared index cards for this “Balancing Chemical Equations Activity.”  Use the “Classic Chembalancer” to balance the equations on this worksheet.  Then, use the “Review Chembalancer” to answer the questions on this review worksheet.  Have students do this “Simple Chemical Reactions” crossword puzzle with answers.  Then, do this “The Rates of Chemical Reactions” crossword puzzle with answers.  Make … Read more


Activities A worksheet on writing formulas for ionic compounds (pdf). A fun and exciting activity for naming chemical compounds (doc). Naming compounds is one of the hardest things for students to learn. Here are some practice problems to help them along (doc). Questions about the naming, formulas, properties, and bonding in covalent compounds (doc). Everything you ever wanted to … Read more

The Periodic Table

Activities Find just about any type of periodic table you want in pdf form to print for your students at TheScience Geek’s site.  Have students do the “Periodic Table” Magic Square. An check out “Finding the Moment of Inertia for the Magic Square” (doc) to delve into the theory of magic squares. Try these Metal and Nonmetal Wordsearches.  Do the “Getting … Read more

The Atom

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Activities Worksheet with descriptions and atoms to label (pdf). “Atoms and Matter” crossword puzzle (pdf). Use the “Dream Journey Into the Atom” poster (pdf) to complete the accompanying worksheet or use this (pdf) printable version of the worksheet. “Atomic Structure” worksheet (doc). Have students use the internet to do this “Chemistry Scavenger Hunt” (pdf). Have students to the “Atomic Structure and Theory” Magic Square. Do this … Read more