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 Thomas Manning
Mon, 10/24/2022 - 12:44

Various types of puzzles are widely used in STEM learning activities due to their ability to familiarize students with given content using a strategic approach. In this novel puzzle, there are two steps to complete the exercise. The first step involves the participant identifying periodic table element abbreviations within a specific word. The second step involves fitting the corresponding element names into a blank crossword format. The students become familiar with the elements and their abbreviations, as well as their location on the periodic table.

Recent activity: 3 months 6 days ago
by Chad Husting
Wed, 10/19/2022 - 12:39

Explore how small the stuff that makes up matter is and consider what those tiny particles are doing in this engaging activity.

Recent activity: 3 months 3 weeks ago
by Michael Jansen
Tue, 10/11/2022 - 06:19

This demonstration lays the foundation for what science is all about: proper experiments, properly carried out, properly interpreted.

Recent activity: 3 months 4 weeks ago
by Michael Garoutte
Wed, 10/05/2022 - 07:08

Heartburn is a very common ailment. Many people rely on antacids such as Tums®, Rolaids®, or Milk of Magnesia to settle their stomachs, but have you ever wondered how those antacids work? 

Recent activity: 4 months 4 days ago
by Josh Kenney
Mon, 09/26/2022 - 19:23

This short activity uses Elmer’s Disappearing Purple Glue as an interactive introduction to acid-base indicators.

Recent activity: 3 months 2 weeks ago
by Nora Walsh
Sun, 09/25/2022 - 18:15

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

Recent activity: 1 month 4 days ago
by Chris Vyhnal
Fri, 09/16/2022 - 09:47

"Who Poisoned Veronica Merriweather?" is a fun application of formula stoichiometry for students who are placed in the role of a CSI lab sleuth helping to interpret chemical data to identify a murderer. Topics covered include formula stoichiometry, percentage composition, empirical and molecular formulas and gas chromatography–mass spectrometry.

Comments: 1
Recent activity: 3 months 3 weeks ago
by Nora Walsh
Thu, 08/18/2022 - 16:58

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

Comments: 10
Recent activity: 1 month 4 days ago
by Nora Walsh
Fri, 07/29/2022 - 16:34

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

Comments: 2
Recent activity: 1 month 4 days ago
by Nora Walsh
Thu, 07/07/2022 - 09:23

Nora Walsh outlines the interactive notebook pages she uses for her first unit of the school year: Scientific Reasoning. All of the documents and foldables are available for download.  

Comments: 13
Recent activity: 1 month 4 days ago