Ch 1: Experimental Laboratory Chemistry: AP Chemistry Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Experimental Laboratory Chemistry chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the procedures for running safe experiments as well as the conversion mathematics for reviewing experimental findings. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Experimental Laboratory Chemistry chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Unit conversion and the metric system Converting the following units into metric: density, length, volume, mass, and time; practice conversion factors; and, use precision reporting methods
Tuesday Making sound calculations Significant figures, scientific notation, reporting standards, and calculation methods
Wednesday Laboratory rules Rules for accuracy, rules for safety, and other experimental procedure guidelines
Thursday Equipment in the lab Provide definitions and user guides for glassware, supplies, and other common laboratory equipment
Friday Chemical identification methodologies Conduction, precipitation, acid-base reaction, flame tests, and colored solutions

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: Experimental Laboratory Chemistry: AP Chemistry Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Metric System: Units and Conversion

1. The Metric System: Units and Conversion

Just like you and your friend communicate using the same language, scientists all over the world need to use the same language when reporting the measurements they make. This language is called the metric system. In this lesson we will cover the metric units for length, mass, volume, density and temperature, and also discuss how to convert among them.

Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis

2. Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis

How is solving a chemistry problem like playing dominoes? Watch this lesson to find out how you can use your domino skills to solve almost any chemistry problem.

Significant Figures and Scientific Notation

3. Significant Figures and Scientific Notation

Are 7.5 grams and 7.50 grams the same? How do scientists represent very large and very small quantities? Find out the answers to these questions in this video.

Chemistry Lab Safety & Accuracy Procedures & Equipment

4. Chemistry Lab Safety & Accuracy Procedures & Equipment

Working safely and collecting accurate data are the two most important parts of working in a chemistry lab. This lesson will give tips so you can succeed in both areas.

Chemistry Lab Equipment: Supplies, Glassware & More

5. Chemistry Lab Equipment: Supplies, Glassware & More

When you bake a cake, you use different tools for each step in the process: a bowl for mixing, cups for measuring ingredients and an oven for baking. In this lesson, you will discover the name and purpose of many of the different tools that are used in the chemistry lab.

How to Identify Chemicals in Solution: Test Methods & Materials

6. How to Identify Chemicals in Solution: Test Methods & Materials

Do you have a mysterious solution sitting around? Learn to identify it using one of the following methods: through precipitation, using conduction, using a flame test, using an acid-base indicator and observing the color of the solution.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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