About This Chapter
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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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