Chemistry

Ideas and inspiration for your chemistry classroom.

  • Demonstrate oxidation states of manganese with this colorful free activity download

    Demonstrate oxidation states of manganese with this colorful free activity download

    Introduce students to this consequential transition element with our colorful lab activity that demonstrates the various oxidation states of manganese.

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  • Soak up this free disappearing water activity

    Soak up this free disappearing water activity

    Use this free activity to whet your students’ appetite for exploring superabsorbent, hydrophilic polymers and their real-world applications.

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  • Heat up your chemistry class with this free exothermic crystallization activity

    Heat up your chemistry class with this free exothermic crystallization activity

    A hands-on way to help the students in your class investigate exothermic crystallization and supersaturated solutions.

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  • Red, white and boom! How fireworks work.

    Red, white and boom! How fireworks work.

    The budding pyrotechnic engineers in your science class will be excited to learn how chemistry is behind the beautiful colors and thunderous sounds of fireworks.

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  • Crush it in your chemistry class with this free crushing can activity

    Crush it in your chemistry class with this free crushing can activity

    A hands-on way to help the students in your class investigate how gases behave when exposed to temperature, pressure, and volume changes.

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  • Get students fired up with this burning money chemistry experiment

    Get students fired up with this burning money chemistry experiment

    Fire up your students with this high-octane chemistry demo that illustrates combustion reactions.

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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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  • Dig up the facts on Soil Chemistry with McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Dig up the facts on Soil Chemistry with McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Unearth the science behind soil to introduce students to various STEM concepts, including soil formation, classification, and mapping; and physical, chemical, biological, and fertility properties.

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  • Have no fear; your hydrophobic effect activity is here!

    Have no fear; your hydrophobic effect activity is here!

    Demonstrate the hydrophobic effect, surface tension, and hydrogen bonding with this fascinating underwater activity.

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  • Shed light on chemiluminescence with this simple activity

    Shed light on chemiluminescence with this simple activity

    Help students discover the science behind cool things like glow sticks, fireflies, jellyfish, and even crime scene investigations.

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  • Get the facts about bacteriology and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Get the facts about bacteriology and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Inspire students to explore the bacteriology tools used by geneticists, epidemiologists, doctors, archeologists, historians, forensic scientists, and farmers.

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  • How Students Can do Hands-On Science Safely at Home

    How Students Can do Hands-On Science Safely at Home

    Lab safety tips for blended and remote learning from WeAreTeachers.

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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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  • 9 ways to reinforce lab safety in the classroom or at home…plus a free student safety contract

    9 ways to reinforce lab safety in the classroom or at home…plus a free student safety contract

    Doing amazing science activities in the lab is only cool when we follow the rules. So, keep students and others as safe as possible—whether it's inside the classroom or in a home-based science lab.

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  • Styrofoam cups vanish into thin air with this activity

    Styrofoam cups vanish into thin air with this activity

    Grab this Styrofoam-meets-acetone activity, so the science investigators in your class can make observations about the concept of dissolving and how to distinguish it from melting.

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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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  • Set the kitchen table for science time

    Set the kitchen table for science time

    There's a plethora of science experiments hiding in our refrigerators, pantries & junk drawers. If you're looking for creative science experiments for distance learners, then you're in the right place

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    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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  • 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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