Ch 2: Chemistry Lab Lesson Plans & Activities

About This Chapter

We've made it easy for you to teach your students all about the chemistry lab with the lesson plans and activities in this chapter. These teaching resources can be accessed 24 hours a day on any mobile device or computer so you can plan your curriculum whenever it's convenient.

Chemistry Lab Lesson Plans & Activities - Chapter Summary

These lesson plans on chemistry lab concepts can help you organize, update and create your curriculum. You'll find lesson plans to help you teach students about chemistry safety and lab equipment as well as experiments for analytical and environmental chemistry. You can also use the supplemental lessons right in the lab to bring technology into the classroom.

How It Helps

  • Promotes engagement: The hands-on labs and experiments included in this chapter bring chemistry concepts to life.
  • Encourages safety: These activities and lesson plans ensure all of your students understand how to maintain a safe lab space at all times.
  • Saves time: You don't need to spend a lot of time researching and writing your own curriculum when you have access to these professionally-developed resources.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan resources with relevant tools to make planning lessons on the chemistry lab easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for the chemistry lab topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your science class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related chemistry lab lessons with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important chemistry lab concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant chemistry lab-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

11 Lessons in Chapter 2: Chemistry Lab Lesson Plans & Activities
Chemistry Lab Equipment Lesson Plan

1. Chemistry Lab Equipment Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, your students are going learn about common pieces of equipment used in chemistry experiments. They will apply their knowledge by conducting an experiment and then designing one of their own.

Experimental Laboratory Activities for High School Chemistry

2. Experimental Laboratory Activities for High School Chemistry

Conducting lab experiments can help students understand and apply concepts they're learning in chemistry. Use these experimental lab activities to help students explore and interact with the chemical world around them.

Chemistry Safety Lesson Plan

3. Chemistry Safety Lesson Plan

Teaching your students how to be safe in the chemistry lab setting can be challenging, but fun. Your students will watch an interesting video, have a discussion, complete safety posters, and take a quiz.

Lab Safety Lesson Plan

4. Lab Safety Lesson Plan

This lesson plan allows students to learn lab safety in a fun, creative way. Begin the lesson with a short video and then have students work independently, creating comics that can be posted around the room that remind students of the lab rules.

Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment

5. Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment

Laboratory safety is not fun, but following the rules ensures that lab activities can be enjoyed by everyone. In this lesson, we cover some basic lab safety rules to follow that will help lab time be both safe and fun.

Analytical Chemistry Labs & Experiments

6. Analytical Chemistry Labs & Experiments

Analytical chemistry can be a fascinating field for students to study the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of substances. Use these lab experiments to help students learn about and experience analytical chemistry.

Environmental Chemistry Experiments

7. Environmental Chemistry Experiments

If you are a teacher of chemistry, you might be interested in helping your students think about the environment. The experiments in this lesson help with the application of chemistry to environmental studies.

Chemical & Dynamic Equilibrium Activities for Middle School

8. Chemical & Dynamic Equilibrium Activities for Middle School

As you teach your middle school students about chemical and dynamic equilibrium, use the following activities to get your students interested and engaged with the subject.

Chemistry in Everyday Life Activities for Middle School

9. Chemistry in Everyday Life Activities for Middle School

As your students explore chemistry, it's important for them to understand how chemistry impacts their daily lives. Use these hands-on activities to help students connect chemistry to the world around them.

Oobleck Lesson Plan

10. Oobleck Lesson Plan

This lesson plan teaches about non-Newtonian fluids. The lesson plan includes a science lab experiment, discussion questions, and an opportunity for student response.

Making Slime Lesson Plan

11. Making Slime Lesson Plan

This lesson plan helps instructors teach their students about polymers and molecular bonds. Students will create slime, identify its physical properties, and explain how it works using scientific terminology.

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