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  • Chemistry Laboratory Closeout With the end of the school year approaching, it’s time to start preparing your laboratory for summer break. We've compiled a checklist to help you complete the task. View »
  • Introduction to Green Chemistry Learn tips on how to make your lab greener including chemical replacements, the 12 green principles and new green initiatives. View »
  • Carbon Snake In this teacher-directed demonstration of an exothermic reaction, students observe the dehydration of a carbohydrate using concentrated sulfuric acid. View »
  • Finding the Elements Experience the Finding the Elements Demo Chemistry kit in this video. View »
  • How to Keep the Science in Booms and Bangs and Other Demos We'll show you how to do an "explosive" chemistry demo and use the 5E learning cycle to ensure your students get the science behind it. View »
  • Egg Vacuum Activity Demonstrate to your students the gas laws of physical science with this engaging activity. View »
  • Teacher Responsibilities in the Chemistry Lab This checklist for teachers highlights essential information for working in the high school laboratory and will help you keep safety a priority. View »
  • Can Crusher Amaze your students by crushing an aluminum beverage can without striking a single blow. During the demonstration, explain how air pressure crushes the can and discuss the use of terms associated with atmospheric pressure. View »
  • Chalk It Up Use this activity to introduce your students to chromatography. View »
  • Cooking Chemistry: Not-Your-Traditional Pumpkin Pie Have you considered the complex science behind baking? One of our product developers has, and is sharing her favorite pumpkin pie recipe and an enlightening explanation of the science that makes that tasty treat possible. This year, kick off the holidays with an engaging (and edible!) lesson. View »
  • Imploding Soda Cans: An Inquiry Approach Your students have probably seen someone crush an empty beverage can with their bare hands, or have even crushed one themselves. But have they ever seen an open can seemingly crush itself, like magic, without the presence of a visible, physical force? View »
  • Teaching Chemistry with Manipulatives Manipulatives can help students (especially visual and tactile learners) understand abstract concepts by allowing them to “see” a chemical structure or process. We offer 2 ideas for creating manipulatives and how to use them. View »