## Counting Atoms

A low-stress, almost no-prep way to teach the idea that molecules are made of certain atoms that fit together in…

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A low-stress, almost no-prep way to teach the idea that molecules are made of certain atoms that fit together in…

Problem- you’re looking for a good lab that illustrates Newtons laws of motion, but you don’t want something that takes…

In this lesson, students are given a completely blank periodic table and a long list of steps on how to…

The best science lessons are those that are a win/win for students and teachers, and this is one of them.…

This lesson came about because I realized my students would have a far better understanding of what physical and chemical…

A very handy graphic organizer that will walk your students through exactly what physical properties and chemical properties are, complete…

You’ve probably seen that graph that shows what happens when frozen water is heated and changes state until it’s a…

Turns out those old incandescent light bulbs are good for something- clearly demonstrating all 3 methods of heat transfer- radiation,…

Wouldn’t it be great if your students could create a little 2-pocket booklet containing little cards that summarize the 9…

If you’re getting ready to teach waves to your students, you’ll need something to help them sort out all the…

Summarize what solids, liquids, and gases have in common, as well as their unique properties, all in one handy, colorful…

Who doesn’t get at least a little crossed up when discussing matter, mixtures, suspensions, elements, compounds, and solutions? After filling…

Use this graphic organizer to end all confusion about what kinetic energy, potential energy, and mechanical energy are. Set up…

A fun way to introduce or reinforce the main kinds of energy- elastic, chemical, heat, light, sound, electrical, & gravitational.…

Proof that even the toughest topics to teach can soften with just the right illustration (in this case, chromatography). Good…

Looking for a cool way to review a chapter and touch back on how circuits work? This lesson does double…

Perhaps the cheapest and most effective way to teach series and parallel circuits. Students build a series and parallel circuit…

Watch as students progressively organize a group of pens and pencils using a scheme they devise themselves. And then spring…

Confused about isotopes and ions? This lesson will help straighten you out. Handout, Notes, and PPT

This activity bridges 2 major chemistry concepts- atomic structure and how these atoms combine into molecules. Handout, Notes, and PPT…

Learn about the 3 kinds of radioactivity- alpha, beta, gamma- by viewing actual samples of polonium, strontium, and cobalt, and…

In this set of interactive notes students: calculate exactly how many atoms there are in air (within a few quinzillion,…

In this lesson students won’t have a chance to get scared of Newton’s 3 laws. First, they will write a…

In this special set of interactive notes: students create a progressively thickening “atmosphere”. At first it’s so thin that’s it’s…

In this set of interactive notes students: produce a gas by combining a solid and liquid, observe a flapping penny…

In this set of interactive notes students observe that: a child’s toy illustrates what sound waves look and act like,…

Give students this puzzle without any help whatsoever and 2 things will happen- students will learn 5 important things about…

In this set of interactive notes: a paper clip quietly defies gravity, we see that some things can and cannot…

In this set of interactive notes students observe that: 1.money disappears, but then 2. it comes back doubled, 3.a pencil…

In this set of interactive notes students observe: 1.a ping pong ball become a rocket, 2. a strong-willed penny does…

In this set of interactive notes students will: 1.move a ping pong ball in an unusual way, 2.light up a…

We all know that heavier objects fall faster than lighter ones, …right? Send this handout home with students for them…

See how well students can classify the power consumption of 21 common household items with this handout. Handout, Notes, and…

Being told that a 50 foot-long trash bag will float if it is filled air and heated by the sun…

In this special lesson students must complete a series of 4 challenges after being given the objective and a few…

Days like today will remind students why they like science. And for good reason- the dunking duck is fascinating to…

It’s difficult enough to teach the states of matter without anything to aid the imagination! In this lesson, students use…

A great way to cover evolution that gives students firsthand experience with change over time. Notes and PPT

Teaching Balancing? What you need are methods that have worked with real students. This video is loaded with the tips…

A fascinating look at how the model of the atom has changed over the past 200 years. Huge discoveries =…

Teaching the states of matter doesn’t have to be difficult. It can indeed be soothing, as this activity demonstrates. Notes

Contact forces are fun enough, but in this lesson we’ll explore 3 non-contact forces which, believe it or not, can…

Join a molecule of water as it magically experiences an increase in energy, resulting in a change of state. Once…

How can you measure something that’s so small that it can’t be seen? In this challenging but fun lesson students…

Most students fear atoms because they assume that since atoms are small they must be hard to understand. This activity…

After comparing the Wattages of devices, student wire a home (on paper at least) and then calculate the annual cost…

A directionless marble ends all confusion about what speed and velocity are. Handout, Notes, and PPT

Bad news if you love to lecture- these 3 simple demonstrations in the hands of your students will teach heat…

Take the edge off chemistry as we use vinegar and salt to instantly remove the tarnish from an old penny.…

Do your students understand exactly what is happening when a radioactive atom decays? If not, they will after doing this…

Yes, heat rises. But why? An unforgettable lesson focused on teaching just this one concept. Notes and PPT

An aluminum pie pan, coat hanger, and candle are all we need to understand convection. Handout, Notes, and PPT

It’s true-when you build something yourself you understand it much better because you’ve seen the parts come together and you…

Newton’s Principia, written in 1673, explains the movements and attractions of everything in the universe. At its heart are Newton’s 3…

A complete lesson that not only hits the foundations of chemistry, but also emphasizes listening and good writing. A great…