Kids Chemistry Grades 2 - 4

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Module 1: Let's Get Started!

0 Introduction 02:16

  • Introductory video describes what the class includes and how to navigated the courseC
  • Course philosophy and pedagogy

1 Inside the Chemistry Lab Lesson 09:55

Picture of Inside the Chemistry Lab Lesson

Why do scientists keep a lab notebook? We will also take a virtual tour of the chemistry lab and learn about lab safety rules

Students will learn how to keep a lab notebook which we will use for all future experiments in this class

Students will be able to identify parts of the chemistry lab: lab tables, sink, storage of chemicals, materials and tools

Students will be able to describe the function of each lab station: setting up experiments, storing glassware and chemicals, washing hands and tools

 

 

 

 

1 A Lab Notebook Guide - Getting Started 12:12

  • What you need to know to start and keep a lab notebook

2 Inside the Chemistry Lab Lesson Part 2 - Activity Review 04:24

  • Worksheet 1 Review Video
  • Quiz 1 Answer Key

3 Science Tools and Safety Lesson 07:44

Picture of Science Tools and Safety Lesson

Learn about lab tools we will use in experiments and lab safety 

Studetns will learn about and practice lab safety rules such as wearing goggles, lab coat, gloves

Students will be able to identify the types of tools used in a lab

Students will learn the function and use of lab tools and glassware 

 

4 Science Tools and Safety Lesson Part 2 - Activity Review 04:07

  • Worksheet 1 Review Video
  • Worksheet 2 Answer Key
  • Quiz 2 Answer Key

5 Candy Corn Experiment 08:29

Picture of Candy Corn Experiment

Students will practice using all their senses to make observations 

Students will be able to list the 5 steps of the scientific method

Students will ba able to formulate a hypothesis 

Studetns will make accurate observations and keep a record of the experiment in their notebook 

 

 

6 Candy Corn Experiment Part 2 - Activity Review 07:21

  • Do Now Review Video
  • Worksheet 1 Answer Key
  • Quiz 3 Answer Key

7 Rainbow Lab 10:33

Picture of Rainbow Lab

Students will use lab equipment we learned about in the previous lesson to develop skills measuring small amounts of liquids with a graduated cylinder.

Students will practice using the metric system

Studetns will test precision and accuracy

Students will practice following a lab procedure 

Students will use lab safety rules 

8 Rainbow Lab Part 2 - Activity Review 03:23

  • Lab Results Review Video
  • Rainbow Lab Guide 
  • Quiz 4 Answer Key 

Module 2: Building Models and Making Observations

9 Boron Lesson 08:06

Picture of Boron Lesson

Learning about the smallest things in chemistry: atoms and elements. 

Students will be able to explain that an atom is the smallest particle that makes up elements and living things

Students will be able to locate boron on the Periodic table of the elements

Students will be able to organize the concepts on a size scale ladder 

 

 

 

10 Boron Lesson Part 2 - Activity Review 04:04

  • Do Now Review Video
  • Worksheet 1 Answer Key
  • Quiz 5 Answer Key 

11 Boron Model Lab 08:13

Picture of Boron Model Lab

Building a styrofoam 3D model to visualize atoms.

Students will be able to build an atomic model 

Students will be able to describe the structure and function of an atom based on the model

Students will gain a deeper understanding of the microscopic world

12 Boron Model Lab Part 2 - Activity Review 05:31

  • Worksheet 1 Review Video
  • Worksheet 1 Boron Cartoon Answer Key
  • Quiz 6 Answer Key

13 Boron in Science Lab 09:59

Picture of Boron in Science Lab

Learning about the uses of boron in science and everyday life. Building a ballon rocket

Students will be able to make a connection between elements on the Periodic table to their application in science

Students will be able to build a balloon rocket 

Students will understand movement and friction

 

14 Boron in Science Lab Part 2 - Activity Review 05:51

  • Worksheet 1 Review Video
  • Worksheet 1 Friction Taboo Answer Key
  • Do Now Friction Answer Key
  • Quiz 7 Answer Key

15 Crystals Lesson 12:58

Picture of Crystals Lesson

Learning about the special properties of salt and other substances that form crystals

Students will be able to identify the characteristics of a salt solution and a saturated solution

Students will be able to describe the process by which crystals are fomed

Students will recall/review the Periodic table

 

16 Crystal Lesson Part 2 - Activity Review 03:34

  • Worksheet 1 Review Video
  • Quiz 8 Answer Key

17 Growing Crystals Lab 08:44

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Students will grow differnt types of crystals and make observations

Students will be able to use the 5 steps of the scientific method that we learned about in Module 1

Students will be able to identify and classify crystals 

Students will be able to make observations and draw clear results based on their experiment

Students will become comfortable with tables and charts to interpret their results 

 

 

 

18 Growing Crystals Lab Part 2 - Activity Review 02:24

  • Crystals Size and Shape Video
  • Worksheet 1 Crystals Guide 
  • Quiz 9 Answer Key

Module 3: Solid, Liquid, Gas

19 The Ice Experiment 09:47

Picture of The Ice Experiment

Learning about the effect of salt on ice

Students will be able to recall/review the properties of salt we studied in Module 2

Studetns will be introduced to salt properties in preparation for making ice cream

Studetns will practice their observation skills

Students will test they hypothesis  

 

20 The Ice Experiment Part 2 - Activity Review 12:12

  • Lab Report Review Video
  • Quiz 10 Answer Key

21 Ice Cream Lab 12:39

Picture of Ice Cream Lab

Salt makes ice colder which allows for the ingredients in ice cream to solidify and freeze. By manually making ice cream , students will learn about thermodynamics

Students will be able to make accurate measurments of ingredients

Students will be able to make a connection between theory (thermodynamics) and practice (making ice cream)

Students will be able to use a thermometer

Students will be able to differentiate between the freezing point of salt water and fresh water

 

22 Ice Cream Lab Part 2 - Activity Review 06:17

  • Worksheet 1 Review Video
  • Worksheet 1 Ice Cream Connections Guide
  • Quzi 11 Answer Key

23 Solution Detectives Lesson 11:11

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Learning about the pH of common household items and foods, acidic, bascic, neutral. pH is the measure of how acidic or basic something is. 

Students will be able to define pH

Students will be able to give examples of acids and bases from their environment 

Students will study an acid/base chemical reaction 

24 Solution Detectives Lesson Part 2 - Activity Review 02:59

  • Worksheet 1 Review Video
  • Worksheet 1 Experiment Discussion Guide
  • Do Now Guide
  • Quiz 12 Answer Key

25 Solution Detectives Lab 13:42

Picture of Solution Detectives Lab

Measuring the pH of household liquids using an indicator solution.

Studetns will be able to make an indicator solution for acid and base

Students will be able to interpret qualitative data by comparing to a reference table

Students will be able to fill out a data table with their own results in the lab notebook 

Students will be introduced to the concept of an experimental control 

 

 

26 Solution Detectives Lab Part 2 - Activity Review 02:25

  • Lab Results Review Video
  • Quiz 13 Answer Key

27 Balloons Lesson 07:16

Picture of Balloons Lesson

We will learn about the three states of matter: solid, liquid, gas. So far in this course we studied solids such as salt and ice and liquids such as water and vinegar. This lesson is an introduction to a chemical reaction that produces gas, carbon dioxide. 

Studetns will be able to sort items according to their state of matter

Students will be able to differentiate between a gas and a liquid

Studetns will be able to understand that a chemical reaction produces change 

28 Balloons Lesson Part 2 - Activity Review 03:05

  • Do Now Review Video
  • Do Now States of Matter Guide
  • Worksheet 1 Guide
  • Quiz 14 Answer Key

29 Balloons Lab 11:04

Picture of Balloons Lab

This is an experiment which demonstrates the chemical reaction between vinegar and baking soda, the result is carbon dioxide.  Students will visually study the gas filling up their balloon. 

Students will be able to use a balloon model to study gas

Students will understand that their result is a product of a chemical reaction 

Students will be able to differentiate between a chemical change and a physical change

30 Balloons Lab Part 2 - Activity Review 07:25

  • Do Now Review Video
  • Do Now Changes Guide
  • Worksheet 1 Balloons and Pressure Guide
  • Quiz 15 Answer Key

Module 4: Chemical Reactions

31 Density Tower Lesson 09:11

Picture of Density Tower Lesson

Students will study density by practicing visual exercises and examples

Students will be able to define density

Students will be able to give clear examples of objects which float or sink in water

Students will be able to calculate the density of an object 

32 Density Tower Lesson Part 2 - Activity Review 05:43

  • Worksheet 1 Review Video
  • Worksheet 1 Density Cards Guide
  • Quiz 16 Answer Key

33 Density Tower Lab 10:26

Picture of Density Tower Lab

Students will build a density tower

Students will use the tower as a model to explore density 

Students will learn about buoyancy 

 

 

 

 

34 Density Tower Lab Part 2 - Activity Review 06:58

  • Worksheet 1 Review Video
  • Worksheet 1 Liquid Layers Guide
  • Quiz 17 Answer Key

35 Magic Milk Lesson 07:59

Picture of Magic Milk Lesson

Students will study fats in milk, dairy and other foods

Students will be able to identify foods with fat content

Students will be able to recall/review from the Density lab that oils do not mix with water

Students will be able to list properties of fat foud in milk such as homogenized, emulsion, colloid 

Students will be able to identify differnt types of mixtures (homogenous, heterogenous) 

 

36 Magic Milk Lesson Part 2 - Activity Review 03:36

  • Worksheet 1 Review Video
  • Worksheet 1 Milk Fats Guide
  • Quiz 18 Answer Key

37 Magic Milk Lab 09:12

Picture of Magic Milk Lab

Students will explore the movement of microscopic molecules in milk with a very visual experiment

Students will be able to understand that milk is full of molecules (water, fat, protein)

Students will be able to understand that lipids can be emulsifed with soap 

Studetns will be able to compare results of fat free milk and whole milk 

 

 

38 Magic Milk Lab Part 2 - Activity Review 01:55

  • Do Now Review Video
  • Do Now Milk Review Guide
  • Quiz 19 Answer Key

39 Glow in the Dark Lesson 07:23

Picture of Glow in the Dark Lesson

Students will discover bioluminescence in sea animals

Students will learn about the differnt types of bioluminescence

Students will be able to understand the structure and function of bioluminescent sea creatures

 

40 Glow in the Dark Lesson Part 2 - Activity Review 02:50

  • Worksheet 1 Review Video
  • Worksheet 1 Bioluminescent Animals Guide
  • Worksheet 2 Discussion Bioluminescence Guide
  • Quiz 20 Answer Key 

41 Glow in the Dark Lab 08:18

Picture of Glow in the Dark Lab

Students will learn the chemistry behind phosphorescent "glow in the dark" objectes

Students will be able to build a black light to simulate UV light

Students will be able to observe glow in the dark objects using the black light

Students will be able to understand why phosporescent agents are visible under UV light 

 

42 Glow in the Dark Lab Part 2 - Activity Review 04:38

  • Worksheet 1 Review Video
  • Worksheet 1 Sources of Light Guide
  • Sort Activity Guide 1
  • Sort Activity Guide 2
  • Quiz 21 Answer Key 

Module 5: New Methods and Technique

43 Penny Drop Lesson 07:02

Picture of Penny Drop Lesson

Students will study surface tension of water

Students will learn about the importance and use of water on earth

Students will be able to understand the water molecule H2O

Students will be able to give examples of surface tension in nature 

 

 

44 Penny Drop Lesson Part 2 - Activity Review 01:43

  • Worksheet 1 Review Video
  • Worksheet 1 Surface Tension Guide
  • Quiz 22 Answer Key 

45 Penny Drop Lab 07:01

Picture of Penny Drop Lab

Students will learn about experimental desing. This lab demonstrates surface tension of water, creating a good experiment and pipetting technique.

Students will be able to practice piptting skills 

Students will be able to recall/review the scientific method

Studetns will be able to design a good experiment using controls

 

 

 

46 Penny Drop Lab Part 2 - Activity Review 02:37

  • Lab Results Review Video
  • Quiz 23 Answer Key 

47 Candy Chromatography Lesson 09:45

Picture of Candy Chromatography Lesson

Students will become detectives and investigate how chromatography is used in forensic science

Students will be able to define chromatography and anaylze chromatography paper results

Students will be able to name applications of chromatography in other disciplines 

Students will be able to understand that dyes are complex and contain multipe hues 

 

48 Candy Chromatography Lesson Part 2 - Activity Review 02:24

  • Worksheet 1 Review Video
  • Worksheet 1 Gallery Mystery Guide
  • Do Now Word Match Guide
  • Quiz 24 Answr Key

49 Candy Chromatography Lab 09:20

Picture of Candy Chromatography Lab

Students will use chromatography to investigate dyes in candy

Studetns will be able to apply a newly learned method to solve a scientifc problem

Students will be able to practice dexterity skills, by measuring with a ruler, and working with tiny amounts of dye

 

 

 

50 Candy Chromatography Lab Part 2 - Activity Review 03:42

  • Lab Results Review Video
  • Candy Chromatography Results Guide
  • Quiz 25 Answer Key 

Course Overview

This course is a running start in STEM meant to build a strong foundation in the sciences. My vision for this course is to bring challenging concepts in science such as thermodynamics to life and make them easier to understand for younger learners by doing. The sequence of lessons and labs in this course is aligned with a full year of study in chemistry as outlined by the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning. However, this course can also be taken by students in all other states. I have translated the scientific concepts for the 2nd to 4th grade age group.

Students will gain skills at following detailed directions for labs as well as building a strong foundation of important scientific vocabulary. They will be asked to reflect on what they have learned and experimented with then challenged to take that learning to the next level.

We will learn about lab safety, laboratory equipment, how to keep a lab notebook, building 3D models, pH and chemical reactions, density, making ice cream, glow in the dark hands, candy chromatography and many more great experiments. Students will have the opportunity to develop important STEM skills such as thinking like a scientist, problem solving, collecting and interpreting data and communicating results.

This course features lessons that introduce a scientific concept using videos and power point presentations. Assignments, worksheets and Do Now’s reinforce knowledge. Each lesson will be accompanied by a hands on lab. Students will be transformed into scientists and will keep a detailed laboratory notebook to keep track of their observations and record results of each experiment using tables and charts. At the end of each lesson/lab there will be a short quiz to test the knowledge and familiarity of the newly learned concepts. Every lesson and lab is followed by an Activity Review section which includes a review video of the worksheet assignment explaining how to arrive at the correct responses as well as scanned answer sheets and quiz answer keys.

This course includes:

  • 5 MODULES
  • 30 WORKSHEETS WITH COUNTERPART ANSWER SHEETS
    • 23 WORKSHEETS
    • 7 DO NOW
  • 25 VIDEO-LESSONS
    • Each lesson is accompanied by PowerPoint lesson slides
  • 25 ACTIVITY REVIEW VIDEOS (I explain step by step how to reach the correct answer)
  • 25 ONLINE QUIZZES WITH ANSWER KEYS
  • DIFFERENTIATION AND EXTENSION ASSIGNMENTS
  • LAB REPORT TEMPLATE
  • CLEAR MATERIALS AND PROCEDURE (Individual PDF files attached to each lab, easy to print)
  • LAB TIPS ON BEST PRACTICE AND TECHNIQUE
  • LAB GUIDES AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 

Course Goals

Upon course completion students will be able to follow a set of written instruction for a scientific investigation. Students will learn how to formulate and justify a prediction based on cause-and-effect relationships. Students will conduct multiple trials to test a prediction and draw conclusions about the relationships between predictions and results. This course will enable students to practice using measuring tools (graduated cylinder, pipette, ruler) with precision. Students will learn how to keep a lab notebook, make observations and record results. The goal of this course is to spark creativity and curiosity and to teach students how to ask questions about scientific concepts.

Suggested Course Materials

Click here to download the suggested list of course materials

Target Audience

This course is primarily intended for students that are interested in science and hands on chemistry labs in particular. The course is designed to be an introduction to chemistry and a running start for students between the ages of 7 and 10 interested in STEM fields. If your students like making slime or bath bombs but would like to take their lab bench to the next level this is the right course.

Course Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for this course. However basic math, reading and writing skills at the elementary school level are required. Ability to follow detailed procedures and keep an organized lab notebook. Also some art skills for drawing observations but a camera can supplement these.

 

COURSE TOPICS

Module 1: Let's Get Started!

Lessons

Inside the Chemistry Lab Lesson

Science Tools and Safety Lesson

Candy Corn Experiment

Rainbow Lab                   

 

Module 2: Building Models and Making Observations   

Lessons

Boron Lesson

Boron Model Lab

Boron in Science Lab

Crystals Lesson

Growing Crystals Lab

             

Module 3: Solid, Liquid, Gas

Lessons

The Ice Experiment

Ice Cream Lab

Solutions Detectives Lesson

Solutions Detectives Lab

Balloons Lesson

Balloons Lab

 

Module 4: Chemical Reactions 

Lessons

Density Tower Lesson

Density Tower Lab

Magic Milk Lesson

Magic Milk Lab

Glow in the Dark Lesson

Glow in the Dark Lab

             

Module 5: New Methods and Technique

Lessons

Penny Drop Lesson

Penny Drop Lab

Candy Chromatography Lesson

Candy Chromatography Lab

 

The sequence of labs in this course is aligned with the sequence of topics in chemistry outlined by the NJ Center for Teaching and Learning. 

These topics are as follows:

Atomic Structure

Electron Configurations and the Periodic Table

Periodic Trends

Ionic Bonding & Ionic Compounds

Covalent Bonding & Molecular Compounds

Mole Calculations

Chemical Reactions

Stoichiometry

Gases

Intermolecular Forces

Thermochemistry

Thermodynamics

Properties of Matter & Solutions

Acids & Bases

Kinetics & Equilibrium

Organic Chemistry

Water

 

Kids Chemistry Labs:

Lab 1: Building Boron Model (Atomic Structure)

Lab 2: Growing Salt Crystals (Ionic Bonding and Ionic Compounds)

Lab 3: Making Ice cream! (Thermodynamics)

Lab 4: Solution Detectives (Acids and Bases, pH)

Lab 5: Balloons (Chemical Reactions and Gas)

Lab 6: Density Tower (Properties of Matter)

Lab 7: Magic Milk (Intermolecular Forces)

Lab 8: Glow in the Dark Hand/Invisible Ink (Organic Chemistry and Chemical Reactions)

Lab 9: Penny Drop Lab (Water)

Lab 10: Candy Chromatography (Properties of Matter and Organic Chemistry)

 

  • Teacher: Katrina
  • Areas of expertise: Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM)
  • Education: MS in Microbiology
  • Interests: fitness, biking, zumba, hiking, wellness, cooking, art, sports, personal growth, professional development, education
  • Skills: research, knitting, multitasking, planning great trips, photography, ceramic art
  • Associations: Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB), New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), Culinary Explorers Meetup, Biking and Hiking Westchester Meetup
  • Issues I care about: education, environmental protection, alternative fuels, flipped classroom teaching style, technology in the classroom

I teach science, mainly biology and chemistry. My favorite project that me and my students worked on was Algae Biodiesel. Biodiesel is widely used for fuel in airplanes. My STEM students grew algae in fish tanks. We took care of the algae everyday and made sure that it has proper light and nutrients. We studied the algae under a microscope and extracted oil from it. At the end of the project my STEM group presented their poster at a conference just like real scientists. I live in Westchester, NY with my boyfriend Devon. On our free time we enjoy hiking and kayaking around the beautiful reservoirs in our area. This winter we tried snow shoeing! We also like to cook and often compete for the best chef title at our home. I love to bike and I’m a co leader of a biking meetup group. We plan and map out scenic routes and bike up to 25 miles each weekend.

Class Materials List

Class materials and lab tools that we will use in this class

Rainbow Lab Guide

What colors did you observe at the end of the lab?

How much liquid (mL) was in each cup? and total?

Ladder Exercise Guide

Guide to assignment 

Worksheet 1 Crystals Guide

Guide to assignment 

Worksheet 1 Ice Cream Connections Guide

Guide to Assignment 

Worksheet 1 Balloons and Pressure Guide

Guide to assignment 

Worksheet 1 Density Cards Guide

Guide to assignment 

Worksheet 1 Liquid Layers Guide

Guide to assignment 

Worksheet 1 Milk Fats Guide

Guide to assignment 

Worksheet 2 Discussion Bioluminescence Guide

Guide to assignment 

Worksheet 1 Sources of Light Guide

Guide to assignment 

Worksheet 1 Surface Tension Guide

Guide to assignment 

Do Now Word Match Guide (Chromatography Lesson)

Word Match 

Worksheet 1 Gallery Mystery Guide

Guide to assignment 

A Lab Notebook Guide - Getting Started

  • What you need to know to start and keep a lab notebook
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