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Ch 1: Introduction to Chemistry Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Introduction to Chemistry chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach fundamental chemistry theories to the students in your classroom. 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 Introduction to 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 What is Chemistry? - Definition, History and Branches The origins of chemistry
Tuesday What is Chemistry? - Definition, History and Branches Some of the main branches of chemistry, including applied and analytical chemistry
Wednesday The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms and Examples The six steps of the scientific method
Thursday The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms and Examples The importance of an experiment, hypothesis and observations
Friday Hypothesis, Theory and Law in Science The differences between theory, law and hypothesis

13 Lessons in Chapter 1: Introduction to Chemistry Lesson Plans
What is Chemistry? - Definition, History & Branches

1. What is Chemistry? - Definition, History & Branches

Known as the central science, chemistry is integral to our understanding of the natural world around us. In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the field of chemistry, learning about its history and its modern applications.

Chemistry Essential Questions

2. Chemistry Essential Questions

Having a series of fundamental questions for students to focus on when studying chemistry is extremely helpful. Why not try using these essential questions in your chemistry class?

Hypothesis, Theory & Law in Science

3. Hypothesis, Theory & Law in Science

In this lesson, learn how to define hypothesis, theory, and law in science. Then, discover the ways that these ideas are related to each other and how they help us to explain the universe around us.

Hypothesis Lesson Plan

4. Hypothesis Lesson Plan

Understanding the scientific method can be challenging for some students. This hands-on lesson allows students to learn how to write a scientifically sound hypothesis through experimentation, class discussions and a video.

Forming a Hypothesis Activities for High School

5. Forming a Hypothesis Activities for High School

High school students are often ready to work on some pretty sophisticated science. These activities will get your high school students forming and justifying educated scientific predictions as part of the scientific method.

Scientific Theory Lesson Plan

6. Scientific Theory Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to introduce students to scientific theories. Students will watch a video lesson, discuss what they have learned, and create their own theories in the classroom.

The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

7. The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

The scientific method is more than just hypotheses and experiments. In this lesson, we'll explore the themes and variations that make up the world of science.

Teaching the Scientific Method

8. Teaching the Scientific Method

The scientific method is a time-tested approach to problem solving and investigation. This lesson defines the scientific method and describes how to teach it to your students.

Scientific Method Lesson Plan

9. Scientific Method Lesson Plan

Bring your instruction on the scientific method to life with the help of a Study.com video lesson and fun in-class experiment. For further study, suggestions for supplementary activities and related lessons are included.

Scientific Method Bulletin Board Ideas

10. Scientific Method Bulletin Board Ideas

The scientific method is central to science education. This lesson contains several bulletin board ideas for the scientific method that can be easily adapted to fit any grade level.

Scientific Method Activities for High School

11. Scientific Method Activities for High School

For high school students, studying the scientific method can be done on a deeper level as they begin to understand why it is so important. Check out some of these ideas for scientific method activities appropriate for high school students.

Scientific Method Games & Activities

12. Scientific Method Games & Activities

The scientific method is pretty technical, but we can make it more fun with some games and activities. Try out a few of these ideas in your classroom.

Scientific Method Projects

13. Scientific Method Projects

Need a few ideas for projects that help students use and understand the scientific method? This article gives a few ideas and will help you decide what will work best for your students.

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