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Atoms and Molecules - This is a collection of activities that can be used to reinforce the concept of atoms and molecules. source


matter - I usually start by showing my kids a block and try to jam a ruler through it, then we talk about how solids dont change shape easily. I then use the ruler and put it into a cup of water, discuss, then pour the water into different sized container. Point out how water...source

States of Matter - I took a popcicle right from the freezer and told them that matter can CHANGE state, but not be the SAME state as another (solid and a liquid at once). Frozen popcicles are of course the solid. I laid it in a cup and let it melt. When it was all melted, I reminded them that ...source

Acids, Bases, Cabbage - Use red cabbage juice to determine if solutions are acids, bases, or neutral. Includes two methods for making the red cabbage juice indicator source

Alka Seltzer Experiments - Five experiments show students that Alka Seltzer tablets can be used to demonstrate chemical reactions source

Chem 4 Kids - An archive of chemistry material from atoms to elements that are taught through many pictures and simple, funny language source

Chemistry.org - Free science activities for grades K-8 from the American Chemical Society (scroll down to K-8) source

Chlorine Can Bring Chemistry to Life - Perform chemical "magic" with colored water and chlorine to introduce students to the building blocks of matter (One of two activities intended for middle school students) source

Condiment Diver - Make a simple Cartesian diver using a squeeze condiment packet, clear plastic bottle, and water to demonstrate property of bouyancy source

Creeping Colors - This chromatography project was designed to be completed at home with a classroom cooperative follow up (In Adobe Acrobat PDF format) source

Dancing Worms - Upper elementary students conduct an experiment to learn how chemicals can create gas bubbles in a liquid. Children also observe as the gas bubbles make a solid substance move source

Density Drops - Investigate the property of density using salt, water, and oil with this activity source

Diving Raisins - Mini-experiment that can be used to start a discussion on density source

Exploring Density - Students discover that different liquids will interact in specific ways with these activities. Requires cold and warm water, oil, salt, alcohal, food coloring, and source

Hands On Plastics: A Scientific Investigation Kit - Background information, inquiry-based lessons, activities, and a free samples kit about plastics for grades 5-8 (Some documents in Adobe Acrobat PDF format) source

How Strong is the Solution? - Young students count the drops of bleach required to clear solutions with varying amounts of food color and graph the results source

Indicators For Acids And Bases - Make red cabbage water for students to use as an indicator to test what color it becomes when various acids and bases are added to it and observe the colors on the pH scale source

Magic Salt Crystal Garden - Recipe for growing a Salt Crystal Garden using charcoal or sponge, water, salt, bluing, and ammonia. Includes explanation for crystal formation source

Matter - Grade 4 curriculum includes information and games. Chapter topics: "What is Matter?", "States of Matter", "Fun Stuff with Matter", "Energy", and "Measuring Energy" source

Matter and its Changes - Unit contains ten lessons and activities to study physical and chemical properties of matter, chemical changes, solutions and mixtures, atoms and molecules and more source

Matter Matters: Solids, Liquids, and Gases - Hands-on experiments introduce first graders to solids, liquids, and gases. Integrates literature, audio-visual materials, and poetry (In Adobe Acrobat PDF format) source

Periodic Table Bingo - Symbols of elements replace the numbers of the traditional Bingo game to help fifth and sixth graders become familiar with the Periodic Table source

Properties of Matter - Third grade unit on properties of matter includes lessons, demonstrations, experiments, and activities source

Properties of Matter - Students explore the properties of solids, liquids, and gases with this K-1 curriculum from British Columbia source

Properties of Matter Unit - Third graders examine physical properties of solids, liquids, and gases with activities and games. Includes change of state demonstration requiring heat source

Snow Science Art - Four different mixtures are tested to determine which one makes the best "Snow Crystal" picture source

The Periodic Table - Several printable formats of the Periodic Table (In Adobe Acrobat PDF format) source

The pH Factor - Introduce students to acids and bases. Links to activities, experiments, lesson plans, explanation of constructivism, and various forms of assessment source

WebElements Periodic Table - Interactive periodic table. Link to thousands of graphics showing elements, structures and periodic properties. Includes printable periodic table source

What do Elephants have to do with Plastics - Lessons, activities, and background information designed to explore history, uses, properties, and environmental impact of plastics for grades 2 and 3(In Adobe Acrobat PDF format) source

Whats the Matter - Series of experiments and modeling exercises for elementary chemistry. Links to teacher notes, materials, and references source

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