Chemistry

Ideas and inspiration for your chemistry classroom.

  • 12 clearance items to get you ready for the new year

    12 clearance items to get you ready for the new year

    Warning: these deals are expiring by the end of the year!

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  • The chemistry of Thanksgiving dinner

    The chemistry of Thanksgiving dinner

    Here’s the chemistry behind one of our favorite holidays, including a few miscellaneous morsels of myth-busters and holiday “how to.”

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  • The Magic of Crystals: The wonderful world of crystal formation1:01

    The Magic of Crystals: The wonderful world of crystal formation

    Science teachers: Bring your middle-school and high-school students into the wonderful world of crystal formation with this short video and crystal growing kit from Ward’s Science.

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  • Don’t read this if your school already has enough money.0:45

    Don’t read this if your school already has enough money.

    Science teachers: Did you know Ward’s Science offers complementary services to help educators win grants? We can help find, apply for, and secure funding for you too – just give us a call today.

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  • Halloween fun with chemical reactions: Jack-o-lantern tube of toothpaste demo3:24

    Halloween fun with chemical reactions: Jack-o-lantern tube of toothpaste demo

    Beware! This demonstration is dramatic (and we know students love drama!). Here’s a spooky Halloween demonstration to teach on exothermic processes, catalysis, and more.

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  • A quick checklist for back-to-school lab safety

    A quick checklist for back-to-school lab safety

    Safety concerns in the science lab can turn awesome teachers into nervous wrecks. Here’s a quick checklist to ensure your lab is safe (and get back your peace of mind).

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  • For chemistry teachers who want a fun way to teach pH

    For chemistry teachers who want a fun way to teach pH

    This chemistry activity for students in grades 9 through 12 shows the effect of pH change on indicator color. The resulting solution can be used as an ink to write messages that disappear over time.

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  • From liquid to solid – The Fantastic Floating Foam Reaction0:14

    From liquid to solid – The Fantastic Floating Foam Reaction

    Science teachers: Want to see this quick, safe, and cool chemical reaction in your own classroom? Check out our step-by-step chemistry activity for middle and high school to find out how easy it is.

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  • The sweet smell of success: a lesson plan on esters and organic synthesis

    The sweet smell of success: a lesson plan on esters and organic synthesis

    This chemistry activity for students in high school & college has them mixing acids & alcohols to create familiar smells. You’ll also help them learn about organic synthesis & condensation reactions.

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  • Looking for an activity on redox reactions? Here’s a simple one.

    Looking for an activity on redox reactions? Here’s a simple one.

    If you want to demonstrate oxidation and reduction for your students, you can’t go wrong with this “blue bottle” activity. Sodium hydroxide, glucose, and methylene blue solution are all it takes!

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  • Go for the gold at the Mole-ympic Games: A Mole Day chemistry lesson plan.

    Go for the gold at the Mole-ympic Games: A Mole Day chemistry lesson plan.

    There’s no better way to celebrate Mole Day than with a Mole-ympic Games Triathlon in which students break into teams to define, measure, and identify a mole of material.

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  • I'm just here for the popcorn: A heat transfer lesson plan.

    I'm just here for the popcorn: A heat transfer lesson plan.

    This quick activity for middle- and high-school chemistry uses popcorn to teach thermal energy concepts.

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  • Free stuff for your class. (It's easier than you think)

    Free stuff for your class. (It's easier than you think)

    Learn how DonorsChoose.org can help you fund the science materials you need, so you can make your science classroom dreams a reality.

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  • Ice, ice, bubble - a dry ice sublimation demonstration2:20

    Ice, ice, bubble - a dry ice sublimation demonstration

    Ready to be the coolest teacher at your school? Just kick off your sublimation lesson with this crowd-pleasing demo.

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  • Chemicals in the classroom – a quick guide to safety and purity.

    Chemicals in the classroom – a quick guide to safety and purity.

    Keep this printable chart of safer chemical substitutions on hand for ways to minimize risk to students and staff during chemistry activities.

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  • The periodic table of candy: A chemistry lesson plan.

    The periodic table of candy: A chemistry lesson plan.

    Download this lesson plan and your science students can get a heaping helping of knowledge about the elements to go with their gum drops and jelly beans.

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  • 11 things you may not know about eye protection.

    11 things you may not know about eye protection.

    We'll let you in on the best ways to protect your science students’ eyes for every type of classroom and laboratory activity.

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  • Density has never been more delicious: A high school lesson plan.

    Density has never been more delicious: A high school lesson plan.

    Download this lesson plan and you’ll have high school science students eating out of the palm of your hand (the Tootsie Rolls help a lot too).

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  • Cash for your class – how to land that education grant.

    Cash for your class – how to land that education grant.

    Find out how to take advantage of the millions of dollars awarded to teachers every year with no-obligation, complimentary grant assistance.

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  • How to find safety gloves that fit your needs like…well, a glove.

    How to find safety gloves that fit your needs like…well, a glove.

    Find the right safety gloves for every science classroom activity with our interactive Glove Selector Tool.

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