Bubble Lab - Intro to Chemistry Vocabulary and Lab Equipment Guided Activity

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10th - 12th, Homeschool
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  1. It can be overwhelming to be a first year chemistry teacher, especially if you have not trained specifically for it. Students have all kinds of preconceptions about what chemistry is, and it's hard to come up with engaging lessons for the first months while you are just wading through the curriculu
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Looking for something different for the first week of chemistry? This activity was created as an interactive way for students to be introduced to some general vocabulary and procedures that will be important as they begin their studies in chemistry. This 2-3 day activity (plus time for class discussion) guides students through a safe first chemistry lab, with no toxic substances, while they learn vocabulary, basic chemistry concepts, and general lab equipment use. At the same time, they make a bubble solution and blow bubbles. They then get to use the scientific method to try to improve their bubble solution in some way.

Concepts introduced in this lab include:
· Elements, compounds, and mixtures
· Physical and chemical properties
· Intensive and extensive properties
· Matter
· Physical and chemical changes
· Proper use of graduated cylinder and electronic balance
· Particle diagrams
· Qualitative and quantitative data
· Independent and dependent variables and constants

This was a great way for my chemistry students to start their year, and making bubbles kept them completely engaged. They were able to work at their own pace, and try to come up with their own definitions for vocabulary words based on examples.

Total Pages
26 pages
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Teaching Duration
4 days
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