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 $35.50. I am selling the bundle of 14 labs for $26.50, a discount of 25%. 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.
The labs included in the bundled package are:
Lab: Flame Tests
Lab: Conservation of Mass
Lab: Determining Density
Chemistry Lab: Specific Heat of a Metal
Chemistry Lab: Activity Series of the Elements
Chemistry Lab: Heat of Fusion of Ice
Chemistry Lab: Percent Composition
Chemistry Lab: Stoichiometry: Mole and Mass Relationships
Chemistry Lab: The Heating Curve of Water
Chemistry Lab: Understanding the Mole Concept
Lab: Heat of Crystallization
Lab: How Many Atoms Thick is a Zinc Coating?
Lab: Isotopes and Atomic Mass
Lab: Types of Chemical Reactions
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