||Additional Resources Required
|Lesson: Crushing Cranberries
||This traditional Cree legend provides some moments and connections to the concept of “Classroom Chemistry.” This legend reinforces the oral tradition of Aboriginal people, and that traditional teaching methods were often achieved through a story. After gathering background knowledge, students will test the pH of various substances.
Laminated pH color chart
Safety goggles (6 pairs)
pH testing plate or four small cups
|Lesson: Paddle Your Canoe
||Students will attempt to send a tin foil canoe across a pan of water.
Student worksheets x2
|Container for water
|Lesson: Water, Water Everywhere
||Students will be testing various materials to make a waterproof container
|Picture of birch tree
Tin foil roaster pan
Scotch tape with tape dispenser
Paper towel (for hands)
|Lesson: Evidence of Chemical Reactions
||This lesson provides students with a foundation in the basics of chemical reactions and how to identify them. Students will learn that a color change, a temperature change, the evolution of gas, and the formation of a precipitate are all evidence of chemical reactions.
Lab sheet handout
Optional challenge activity
Plastic pipettes (optional)
Small clear plastic cups
Large clear plastic cups
Washing soda (Sodium carbonate)
|Lesson: Reversible or Not?
||In this lesson students will observe a physical and a chemical change, and will then be tasked with brainstorming ways those reactions could be reversed.
|Ice cubes (enough for each group plus
White board or chart paper with an appropriate marker
Access to a freezer
|Lesson: Lava Lamp
||Create your own lava lamp using household ingredients! This hands-on activity introduces a chemical reaction to demonstrate how density of fluids affects their behavior.
Student activity sheet
|Empty plastic bottles (~600mL)
Alka-seltzer antacid tablet
|Lesson: Crystal Snowflakes
||This science experiment will let students create a snowflake made out of crystals.
|Table salt (or sugar)
|Lesson: Winter Sand Recycling
||Learn how sand and salt used on roads during the winter can be recycled
by separating the components of mixtures! This simulation activity separates a particle mixture into its components
Sieve, strainer or colanders
|Lesson: Acids & Bases
||Students predict and observe the properties of acidic, basic and neutral solutions.
At least six different liquids with different pH.
A waste bucket
|Lesson: Poinsettia Chemistry
||This hands-on activity explores the chemistry of pH using the poinsettia plant.
|Computer with internet connectivity
White board and markers
Rubber or nitrile gloves
Red leaves of a poinsettia plant
500mL glass jars
Small glass containers
Hairspray or heat protector spray
Sprite, Ginger ale or 7-Up