Great lab experiences are the key to a successful chemistry or physical science course. Spice up your class by having your students perform these 14 "must-do" chemistry / physical science labs.
Students love lab work! If you give them plenty of lab opportunities, their excitement for your course will grow, and retention of complex and difficult concepts will improve. About 40% of my class time is spent doing lab work. Of all the labs completed by my chemistry students, these 14 are my favorites and the ones that I feel are the most beneficial and most effective in illustrating key concepts.
Each of these labs is sold separately in my TpT store, but purchasing the bundle of labs will save you money. If purchased separately, the cost would be $29.75. I am selling the bundle of 14 labs for $18.99. The labs are listed below. Click on each link to read a detailed description of each lab and to download a free preview of each.
Obviously, safety in the lab should be stressed and the proper safety precautions taken with each lab. As you consider whether these labs are right for your students and your situation, please take a look at the materials list for each of these labs. Each title below is hyperlinked to the product listing page on TpT, where you will find the materials list, as well as a downloadable free preview of each lab.
Each of my labs includes the following:
1) Title and Introduction
3) Safety Precautions
4) Detailed Procedure
5) Student data pages
6) Follow up / Analysis Questions
7) All Answers
8) Teacher Preparation Page with tips and strategies
9) Two forms of the lab: An editable word document as well as a pdf version.
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April 14, 2013
I teach high school science and was looking for some new labs or ones to replace others that I did not feel were effective. I just ordered this yesterday, so I have not tried them, but I did spend time looking over them. They were thorough and I plan to work them into my program after I have tried them for myself.