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Lab Criteria

  • Require 45 minutes or less to perform
  • Reduce or eliminate toxic organic solvents
  • Reduce or eliminate hazardous heavy metals:
    Pb, Ba, Ni, Ag, Co, Cu, Hg, Cr, and Mn
  • Cost less than comparable labs
  • Reemphasize the material learned in class
  • Incorporate relational/inquiry based learning appropriate for high school students
  • Interest the typical high school student
  • Use and teach basic lab techniques

Labs

1. Getting Acquainted
2. Introduction to Significant Figures and Measurements
3. Properties of Matter: Density
4. Separation of a Mixture
5. Chemical and Physical Changes of Caffeine
6. The Calorimetry of Junk Food
7. Thermodynamics: Cold Packs vs. Hand Warmers
8. Electron Configuration: Chemistry of Fireworks
9. Finding a Laser Pointer's Wavelength of Light
10. Magnets, Marshmallows, and Molecular Models
11. Chemical Bonding: Polarity of Slime and Silly Putty
12. Qualitative Tests for Fluoride Ions in Mouth Rinses
13. Sugar and Salt? Ionic and Covalent Bonds
14. Types of Chemical Reactions
15. ReDox Reaction: Can Aluminum Become Magnetic?
16. The Mole: Avogadro's Number
17. The Periodic Table: Its Trends and Uses
18. Stoichiometry: Synthesis of Garden Lime
19. Ideal Gas Law: Finding Percent H2O2 with Carrot Juice
20. Rates of Reactions
21. Acceleration of Reactions by a Catalyst
22. Properties of Acids and Bases
23. Titration of Acidic Candy
24. Who Done It?