Activities

ChemEd X activities are student-centered resources intended to aid learning chemistry topics.

ChemEd X encourages engaging activities where students (with guidance from the teacher) pose questions, analyze data, and make observations to offer a plausible explanation supported by data and consistent with physical observations.

by Nora Walsh
Tue, 04/18/2023 - 15:54

Nora Walsh outlines the interactive notebook pages she uses for her unit on Solutions. All of the documents and foldables are available for download.  

Recent activity: 6 months 3 weeks ago
by Michael Jansen
Mon, 04/10/2023 - 11:31

This activity allows for the simple and accurate determination of the heat of vaporization, ΔHvap, of water at 100°C, and ultimately the approximate strength of a hydrogen bond in boiling water, in kJ·mol–1.

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Recent activity: 7 months 1 day ago
by Chris Vyhnal
Tue, 03/28/2023 - 06:45

Check out this activity designed for beginning chemistry students to become familiar with phase diagrams and their associated terminology. The activity is suitable for an at-home assignment.

Recent activity: 8 months 1 week ago
by Michael Jansen
Mon, 03/27/2023 - 17:33

The concepts of Measurement and Significant Figures can induce discomfort for both teacher and students. Michael Jansen shares his approach to teaching this important topic.

Recent activity: 8 months 1 week ago
by Thomas Manning
Sun, 03/26/2023 - 18:48

This Nobel Laureate crossword puzzle focuses on prizes awarded between 1941 and 1950. Learn and revisit some historical chemistry, terminology and background on key historical figures in this field. This is our fifth in a series of Nobel Laureate crossword puzzles.

Recent activity: 14 hours 6 min ago
by Melissa Hemling
Fri, 03/24/2023 - 20:32

This PFAS Analysis guided inquiry activity introduces students to "Forever Chemical" pollutants in the environment as they apply their previous knowledge related to electronegativity, polarizability and bond strength to PFAS molecules. 

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Recent activity: 8 months 1 day ago
by Erin Woulfe
Wed, 03/22/2023 - 09:43

This empowering activity provides students the opportunity to drive their own lab experience. It allows students to perform research, execute lab techniques and identify an unknown substance.

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Recent activity: 6 months 2 weeks ago
by Thomas Manning
Wed, 03/01/2023 - 13:39

This Nobel Laureate crossword puzzle focuses on prizes awarded from 1931 to 1940. Learn and revisit some historical chemistry, terminology and background on key historical figures in this field. This is our fourth in a series of Nobel Laureate crossword puzzles.

Recent activity: 14 hours 6 min ago
by Michael Jansen
Thu, 02/23/2023 - 09:00

This activity is an interesting way to engage students before formally beginning the study of Thermochemistry. Students experiment and compare the use of 1% milk and half & half cream in coffee.

Recent activity: 9 months 1 week ago
by Nora Walsh
Tue, 01/24/2023 - 20:04

Teaching and learning the concept of limiting reactants can be challenging. In this activity students manipulate beads to learn about stoichiometry. A virtual drag & drop version is also available. 

Recent activity: 3 days 10 hours ago