# Classroom Resources: Solutions

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• Concentration, Solute & Solvent | Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Diffusion and Osmosis Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)

In this lesson, students will build upon their understanding of solutions and concentration. They will observe the diffusion of food coloring dye in water and then perform an experiment focused on how solutions of different concentrations will affect the movement of water across a semi-permeable membrane.

• Molarity, Concentration, Solute & Solvent

### Simulation: Preparing Solutions Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)

In this simulation, students will complete a calculation in order to determine either the molarity of solution, volume of solution, or mass of solute needed. Additionally the associated particle diagram for the solution will be displayed to help students better visualize the solution at the particulate level. Finally, students will gain familiarity with the proper lab techniques for preparing a solution as they are lead through a step-by-step animated process demonstrating this procedure.

• Molarity, Concentration, Solute & Solvent | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Simulation Activity: Preparing Solutions Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)

In this simulation, students will complete a calculation in order to determine the value of an unknown variable related to a described solution and then they will observe an animation of the solution being prepared. The calculation will require the student to determine either the molarity of solution, volume of solution, or mass of solute needed. Additionally the associated particle diagram for the solution will be displayed to help students better visualize the solution at the particulate level. Finally, students will gain familiarity with the proper lab techniques for preparing a solution as they are lead through a step-by-step animated process demonstrating this procedure. The simulation is designed as a five question quiz for students to use multiple times.

• Density, Concentration, Solute & Solvent | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Test Tube Challenge Mark as Favorite (22 Favorites)

In this lab, students will be challenged to create a density column, consisting of three distinct layers of sugar-water solution. This is an inquiry lab, where the students must apply their understanding of density and concentration in order to devise a successful plan for creating the column correctly.

• Solute & Solvent, Mixtures | Elementary School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Introduction to Solutions Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)

In this demonstration, students will recognize that there is a threshold for the amount of salt that can be dissolved into a specified amount of water. Students will be asked to make observations about two different salt water samples to determine if a sample that contains undissolved salt is still considered a solution. The saltiness, or salinity, of the water samples will be used to help students make connections about how the melting of polar ice caps is changing the average salinity of the ocean.

• Concentration, Solute & Solvent, Solubility | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Saturated Solutions: An Engagement Activity Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)

In this demonstration, students will observe salt dissolving in water and participate in a think-pair-share activity using teacher-led questions. It is intended to be an introduction to solutions, particularly saturation.

• Solubility, Solute & Solvent, Physical Change | Elementary School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Crystallization of Sugar Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)

In this demonstration, students will observe how to make rock candy in order to understand how sugar crystals form. They will be able to explain what a supersaturated solution is and how it is relevant to sugar crystallization.

• Solubility, Solute & Solvent, Intermolecular Forces, Covalent Bonding, Polarity, Intermolecular Forces | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: T-Shirt Chromatography Mark as Favorite (11 Favorites)

In this activity, students will learn about solubility, saturation, polarity, and intermolecular forces through chromatography techniques.

• Solubility, Solute & Solvent, Molarity, Solubility Rules, Net Ionic Equation, Intermolecular Forces, Beer's Law | High School

### Lesson Plan: Aqueous Solutions Unit Plan Mark as Favorite (8 Favorites)

The AACT high school classroom resource library and multimedia collection has everything you need to put together a unit plan for your classroom: lessons, activities, labs, projects, videos, simulations, and animations. We constructed a unit plan using AACT resources that is designed to teach Aqueous Solutions to your students.

• Solubility, Solute & Solvent, Concentration, Pressure, Temperature | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Exploring Gas Solubility Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

In this demonstration, students will explore how changes in pressure and temperature affect the solubility of a gas in an aqueous solution. In addition, students will have the opportunity in a post-demonstration reflection activity to practice using data (in this case their demonstration observations) to make evidence based claims.

• Solubility, Solute & Solvent, Intermolecular Forces | Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Advanced Modeling of the Dissolving Phenomenon Mark as Favorite (18 Favorites)

In this activity students build a model of sodium chloride based on their own knowledge of ionic compounds. Then they construct a model of the interactions between water and their salt model to develop an understanding of what caused the salt to dissolve. After refining their models based upon class discussions and critiques, students then construct a model of the interaction between salt and a different solvent, alcohol. Using their models, students make predictions as to which solvent (water or alcohol) would be better at dissolving the salt. Finally students design an experiment to test their prediction. As an extension, students are asked to use their solubility models to explain why calcium carbonate will not dissolve in water, even though it is also an ionic compound.

• Solute & Solvent, Intermolecular Forces, Solubility | Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Basic Modeling of the Dissolving Phenomenon Mark as Favorite (19 Favorites)

In this activity, students explore the process of salt dissolving in water using cut-outs of ions and water molecules to model interactions between them. They then use their model to make a prediction about the relative solubility of salt in isopropyl alcohol compared to the solubility in water and design an experiment to test their prediction.

• Mixture, Physical Properties, Observations, Mixtures, Solute & Solvent | Middle School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: How Fast Does it Flow? Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

In this lesson students explore the viscosity of different mixtures. They measure viscosity of different mixtures and then have the opportunity to design a mixture to attain a particular viscosity. Students will relate their lab experience to the application of viscosity in the real-world as they consider the differences in viscosity between different types of paints.

• Separating Mixtures, Physical Properties, Mixtures, Solute & Solvent | Elementary School, Middle School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: What Does Ironman Eat for Breakfast? Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)

In this lab students will compare and contrast mixtures and solutions. They will be tasked with extracting iron from various breakfast cereals. They will then conclude which cereal would be the healthiest for Iron Man to eat for breakfast.

• Mixtures, Molecular Structure, Separating Mixtures, Solute & Solvent | High School

### Lesson Plan: What Type of Mixture is Paint? Mark as Favorite (7 Favorites)

In this lesson students will use simple laboratory tests to characterize differences between solutions, colloids, and suspensions. They will then apply those tests to paints to classify them as specific types of mixtures.

• Mixtures, Solute & Solvent, Intermolecular Forces, Intermolecular Forces, Molecular Formula, Molecular Structure, Polymers, Electromagnetic Spectrum | Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: What is Paint? Video Mark as Favorite (5 Favorites)

This video investigates the composition of paint, while analyzing the fundamental chemistry principles of its main components. Students will learn about the differences between three common paint types, water colors, oil-based and acrylic paint as well as the chemistry of each.

• Concentration, Solute & Solvent, Chemical Change | Elementary School, Middle School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Soft Eggs Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

In this demonstration, students will first observe a reaction between vinegar (acetic acid) and an egg shell (calcium carbonate) to produce a naked egg. Using these eggs, student will analyze how certain substances can move through a membrane and also determine if the membrane is affected.

• Solubility, Solute & Solvent | Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: What's the Solution? Mark as Favorite (12 Favorites)

In this lab students will choose one factor that can affect the rate at which a solute will dissolve into solution –amount of stirring, temperature, or particle size, and will design a procedure that can be used to determine how it will affect rate of solution. Students will identify one of the factors above as the independent variable and will determine how it affects the solubility rate as supported by time required to dissolve the solute.

• Solubility, Solute & Solvent | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Root Beer Chemistry Mark as Favorite (6 Favorites)

In this demonstration, students will understand the factors affecting solubility of both a solid and a gas in a liquid through the process of making root beer.

• Solubility, Solute & Solvent, Reaction Rate, Physical Change | Elementary School

### Lab: M&M's Solution Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

In this lab, students will investigate dissolving using M&M’s and will determine whether dissolving happens faster without assistance, or with the assistance of the tongue and teeth.

• Solubility, Solute & Solvent, Mixtures, Intermolecular Forces, Intermolecular Forces, Polarity, Molecular Geometry | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Animation: Solubility Animation Mark as Favorite (24 Favorites)

In an animation, students will have an opportunity to visualize on the particulate level how solubility works. Examples of ionic compounds and a polar covalent compound show how when water is attracted to charged parts, they dissolve, and when they're not attracted to charged parts they stay solid. **This video has no audio**

• Solubility, Solute & Solvent, Precipitate | High School, Elementary School, Middle School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Winter Crystals Mark as Favorite (12 Favorites)

In this lab, students will create a supersaturated solution by dissolving borax in boiling water. They will create a snowflake using pipe cleaner to suspend in the solution, which will serve as a nucleation site for crystallization as the solution cools and remains undistributed overnight. This lab gives students an opportunity to experience the exciting crystallization process and become more familiar with an engaging chemistry spectacle!

• Concentration, Solute & Solvent, Mixtures, Solubility, Percent Composition | Middle School

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In this lab, the students will investigate how the concentration of a solution affects its properties such as color and taste.

• Solute & Solvent, Chemical Change, Solubility, Chemical Bond | Middle School

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In this lab, students will try to separate plastic spoons that have been attached together with different adhesive materials using a variety of solvents.

• Solute & Solvent, Molarity, Tyndall Effect | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Solubility & Solutions Mark as Favorite (8 Favorites)

In this inquiry activity, students investigate types of solutions, identifying the solute and solvent, and classifying each solution. They them solve stoichiometry problems involving solutions of different concentrations.

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