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Ch 7: Chemistry for Elementary School

About This Chapter

This chapter is filled with topics on chemistry for elementary and middle school students. It includes colorful video lessons, various definitions and chemistry facts. Use the short, multiple-choice quizzes to gauge their comprehension.

Chemistry for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

The goal of this chapter is to ensure that elementary and middle school students thoroughly grasp the fundamentals of chemistry. Designed to be watched online, the chapter's videos use conversational language to teach young learners about the meaning and history of chemistry, and to explore its numerous branches. Various chemical processes are explained in detail, and worksheets are provided for the purpose of promoting student learning.

The engaging video and text lessons are brief, usually less than ten minutes in length. Personalized support is given to students who submit their chemistry questions interactively. Video tags can be utilized for moving from one subject to another, and written transcripts sometimes include terms in bold type that elementary and middle school pupils can study further.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson Objective
What is Chemistry? - Lesson for Kids This lesson defines chemistry, and it identifies several branches, including plant science, physics, biology and medicine.
The Periodic Table Lesson for Kids: Structure & Uses The purpose of the periodic table is explained.
Solids, Liquids and Gases Lesson for Kids Students can explore the differences between solids, gases and liquids.
Gas Lesson for Kids Students can learn about the properties of gases and the laws that apply to them.
Changing States of Matter Lesson for Kids This lesson includes information on the changing physical and chemical states of matter.
Chemical Reactions Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples Elementary and middle school students can discover how chemical reactions occur.
Chemical Change Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples The differences between chemical and physical changes to matter are explained.
Physical Change Lesson for Kids Students will examine the process of physical change.
Heat Energy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples This lesson explores heat and the energy it produces.
Density Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts Density is defined in this lesson.
Density of Liquids Lesson for Kids Students learn how the density of liquid can be calculated.
Diffusion Lesson for Kids This lesson describes what happens during the process of diffusion.
Osmosis Lesson for Kids Concepts related to osmosis are explored throughout this lesson.
Combustion Lesson for Kids This chemistry lesson discusses the process by which combustion occurs.
Electrolysis Lesson for Kids Students can learn about electrolysis and its related processes.
Natural Gas Lesson for Kids This lesson defines natural gas and outlines its various uses.
What are Greenhouse Gases? - Lesson for Kids Greenhouse gases are defined and their effects are examined in this educational lesson.
What is Radiation? - Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples This chemistry lesson teaches students about radiation and its effects.

32 Lessons in Chapter 7: Chemistry for Elementary School
What is Chemistry? - Lesson for Kids

1. What is Chemistry? - Lesson for Kids

Chemistry is a branch of science that studies what everything is made of and how it works. Cooking and making ice are chemistry as well as medicines and paint. How does chemistry work and what does a chemist do? Find out in this lesson.

The Periodic Table Lesson for Kids: Structure & Uses

2. The Periodic Table Lesson for Kids: Structure & Uses

In this lesson we will discuss the setup and structure of the periodic table and some of the ways that the periodic table can be used. We will look at how the elements are ordered and what the row and column that an element is in tells us.

Solids, Liquids & Gases Lesson for Kids

3. Solids, Liquids & Gases Lesson for Kids

You know that water, air, and metal are very different materials. What makes them so different? In this lesson, we will talk about solids, liquids, and gases and what makes all of the materials on Earth fall into one of these three types.

Gas Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

4. Gas Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

This lesson will discuss one of the three states of matter known as gas. This lesson will discuss the definition of gas, examples of gases, and other interesting facts about this state of matter.

Changing States of Matter Lesson for Kids

5. Changing States of Matter Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you'll learn how heat affects states of matter. You'll learn about the three main processes of changing matter: freezing, melting, and boiling, as well as a few additional processes for changing states of matter.

Chemical Reactions Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

6. Chemical Reactions Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

This lesson will define and describe examples of how to identify chemical reactions, along with showing the difference between chemical and physical changes.

Chemical Change Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

7. Chemical Change Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what a chemical change is and how to tell if one is happening. You'll be able to determine a chemical change through the presence of known chemical properties.

Physical Change Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

8. Physical Change Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

What do making a paper airplane and painting a picture of your favorite animal have in common? They're both examples of physical change. By the end of the lesson, you will be able to define physical change and understand how to make these changes yourself.

Heat Energy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

9. Heat Energy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Heat - you experience it everyday, and it is essential for life, but have you ever thought about where it comes from? In this lesson, find out what heat energy is and three ways it can be transferred.

Density Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

10. Density Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

In this lesson, we will look at the definition of density, which can be used to describe everyday objects. We will also look into the density of a few objects and observe density in real life.

Density of Liquids Lesson for Kids

11. Density of Liquids Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, we will define density and explore the concept of liquids having different densities. We'll also discuss what happens when liquids with different densities are mixed together.

Diffusion Lesson for Kids

12. Diffusion Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, learn how diffusion is responsible for smells traveling, balloons deflating even keeping you alive with the movement of particles. You'll explore examples of diffusion in action and in everyday life all around you.

Osmosis Lesson for Kids

13. Osmosis Lesson for Kids

Have you ever heard the word 'osmosis' and wondered that that is? This lesson will teach you exactly what osmosis is, explain how it works, and give an example of osmosis in your own body!

Combustion Lesson for Kids

14. Combustion Lesson for Kids

Combustion is a common type of chemical reaction - so common, in fact, that if you've ever lit a match or viewed fireworks, you've seen it in action. In this lesson, we'll discuss what is needed for combustion to take place and what is formed by the combustion reaction.

Electrolysis Lesson for Kids

15. Electrolysis Lesson for Kids

Did you know you can break water? In this lesson, you'll learn how electrolysis works and how scientists can use it to split molecules of water. We'll also explore how electrolysis might mean that the cars of the future could run on water.

Natural Gas Lesson for Kids

16. Natural Gas Lesson for Kids

Natural gas is a fossil fuel that gathers in cracks and pores of certain rocks deep underground. Learn how natural gas forms, how it's extracted and why it's useful.

What are Greenhouse Gases? - Lesson for Kids

17. What are Greenhouse Gases? - Lesson for Kids

Greenhouse gases are gases in Earth's atmosphere that trap heat, and without them, the Earth would be too cold to support life. But what if there are too many greenhouse gases? This lesson will explore these gases and the greenhouse effect.

What is Radiation? - Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

18. What is Radiation? - Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

While atoms are the basic building blocks of our universe, some atoms are unstable and will lose particles through the process of radiation. But don't worry, this process is perfectly natural! Radiation can be very helpful to humans -- but it can also be harmful. Let's go over why.

The Oxygen Cycle: Lesson for Kids

19. The Oxygen Cycle: Lesson for Kids

This lesson is about the oxygen cycle and its importance to all living things on Earth. We will learn about the never-ending cycle in which oxygen is made and used, then test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

Properties of Soil: Lesson for Kids

20. Properties of Soil: Lesson for Kids

Soil is more than just dirt that sticks to the bottom of your shoe. Learn about how the color of soil affects how well plants will grow and explore the different properties of soil in this lesson.

Properties of Solids: Lesson for Kids

21. Properties of Solids: Lesson for Kids

Physical properties are characteristics of matter that we can either observe or measure. In this lesson, you will learn about the properties of solids and how to observe or measure them.

Properties of Water: Lesson for Kids

22. Properties of Water: Lesson for Kids

Water is all around us, but what is it, exactly? Find out what water is made of, how it nourishes plants, why ice cubes float, and more. Then take a fun quiz.

Physical Properties: Lesson for Kids

23. Physical Properties: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, we will define the term 'physical properties' and list examples of physical properties. We will also learn how we use physical properties to describe substances and why scientists find physical properties so important.

Chemical Properties: Lesson for Kids

24. Chemical Properties: Lesson for Kids

All things have physical and chemical properties that help us know more about them. In this lesson, we will learn about different chemical properties that a substance can have.

Oxygen Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

25. Oxygen Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

Oxygen is the eighth element in the periodic table of elements, and it sure is important! Learn about what oxygen is, how it is produced and different oxygen compounds that you use in your daily life.

Sugar Facts: Lesson for Kids

26. Sugar Facts: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, learn where sugar comes from, different forms it can take, and how it is used. Find out how too much sugar can be unhealthy, then test your knowledge with a short quiz.

The Ion: Lesson for Kids

27. The Ion: Lesson for Kids

All the stuff in the universe is matter. Matter is made of tiny particles, which can be atoms, molecules or ions. Learn about the ion as one of the particles of matter in this lesson.

Acids & Bases: Lesson for Kids

28. Acids & Bases: Lesson for Kids

Think of some of your favorite liquids that you love to drink. Have you ever wondered what makes them taste tangy or sweet? This lesson focuses on acids and bases, how to identify them, and the characteristics they have.

How Do Fireworks Work? - Lesson for Kids

29. How Do Fireworks Work? - Lesson for Kids

When a soaring firework rocket flies into the sky, it can make a marvelous pattern of colors. How in the world does it do that? This lesson focuses on fireworks, how they are made, and how they create the wonderful displays they do.

History of Fireworks Lesson for Kids

30. History of Fireworks Lesson for Kids

Most of us love fireworks! Watching them light up the night sky is an experience like no other. In this lesson find out the history behind these brilliant displays of light and sound!

Metallic Bonding Lesson for Kids

31. Metallic Bonding Lesson for Kids

Metallic bonding involves metals sticking together. It is important to many of your everyday tasks and tools you use. In this lesson, you will learn what metals are, how metallic bonding happens, and why metallic bonding is important to us.

How is Salt Made? - Lesson for Kids

32. How is Salt Made? - Lesson for Kids

Learn about the chemistry of salt (sodium chloride) and the ionic bond that connects sodium and chlorine to make the salt on your table. Also learn how we get salt from the ocean or salt mines and purify it to make table salt, kosher salt, and other types of salt.

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