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
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: 1 month 2 weeks 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. 

Comments: 1
Recent activity: 1 year 2 weeks 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: 11 months 6 days 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: 1 month 2 weeks 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: 1 year 1 month 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: 4 months 3 weeks ago
by Yvonne Clifford
Mon, 01/16/2023 - 10:28

The Diet Coke and Mentos reaction is used as the basis for this hands on experiment. Students work in groups to research, test, and adapt as needed with the goal to get the highest possible geyser! 

Comments: 1
Recent activity: 1 year 2 months ago
by Thomas Manning
Mon, 01/09/2023 - 19:05

This Nobel Laureate crossword puzzle focuses on prizes awarded between 1920 and 1930. Learn and revisit some historical chemistry, terminology and background on key historical figures in this field. This is our third in a series of Nobel Laureate crossword puzzles.

Recent activity: 1 month 2 weeks ago
by Nora Walsh
Mon, 01/02/2023 - 10:59

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

Comments: 4
Recent activity: 1 year 1 month ago
by Yvonne Clifford
Mon, 12/19/2022 - 08:01

That it was the "Best Class EVER" seems to be the common refrain every year by most every one of Yvonne Clifford's students over the past 30 years after the Dry Ice Day. This is an engaging chemical to bring to the chemistry classroom or an outreach event because many concepts can be applied and it affords a great deal of fun and excitement! 

Recent activity: 1 year 2 months ago