Sunday, January 15, 2017

Chemistry Science Club Ideas

Links to specific resources coming soon...

Scientific Method:

  1. Observation
  2. Research
  3. Hypothesis
  4. Experiment
  5. Analysis
  6. Conclusion
  7. Write-up

Importance of Measurement

  • Repeat measurements, find average, discuss differences
  • metric S.I. units

Chemistry Skills and Concepts:

What is Matter?

  • Atom, Molecule, Compound, Mixtures

Phases and Phase Changes.

  • Solids, Liquids, Gases 
  • Melting, Evaporating, Condensing, Freezing, Sublimating, Deposition (make icecream)
  • non-Newtonian liquids

Ions and Salts

  • test solutions for salts and identify anions and cations

  • chromatography (t-shirt/sharpie, coffee filter/marker)
  • density column
  • based on electric charge (salt and pepper, hydrolysis )
  • elephant toothpaste (H2O2 with yeast)
  • polymers (make slime, bouncy balls,  )
  • kitchen science (make gummies, rock candy, fizzing sherbert, extract iron from cereal)
  • buoyancy (predict if x will float)