Journal Articles: 13 results
Fog Machines, Vapors, and Phase Diagrams  Ed Vitz
This series of demonstrations elucidate the operation of commercial fog machines using common laboratory materials and can be adapted for elementary through tertiary levels. The formation of fogs is discussed in terms of the phase diagram for water and other chemical principles.
Vitz, Ed. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 1385.
Liquids |
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams |
Physical Properties |
Water / Water Chemistry
Employing Popular Children's Literature To Teach Elementary School Chemistry: An Engaging Outreach Program  Laura M. Wally, Nancy E. Levinger, and David W. Grainger
The program described here uses current children's literature in a versatile chemical education activity that generates excitement in elementary school students because of the integration of the popular Harry Potter literature series with hands-on experiments.
Wally, Laura M.; Levinger, Nancy E.; Grainger, David W. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1489.
Enrichment / Review Materials |
Gases |
Learning Theories |
Liquids |
Visual Experiments Supporting Four Basic Concepts in Chemistry  François Saint-Antonin
Demonstrations illustrating four principles of chemistry (dissolution, transport, reaction, and energy changes).
Saint-Antonin, François. J. Chem. Educ. 2003, 80, 288.
Descriptive Chemistry |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
Solutions / Solvents |
Transport Properties |
Reactions |
Calorimetry / Thermochemistry |
JCE Classroom Activity: Out of "Thin Air": Exploring Phase Changes  John J. Vollmer
This Activity illustrates sublimation/deposition with para-dichlorobenzene (mothballs) and evaporation/condensation with water.
Vollmer, John J. J. Chem. Educ. 2000, 77, 488A.
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams |
Crystals / Crystallography |
Physical Properties |
Solids |
Crystals Out of "Thin Air"  John J. Vollmer
In this experiment crystals of para-dichlorobenzene form readily and efficiently from mothballs in a safe setting, using canning jars with ice cubes. The experiment can serve as an introduction to the concept of molecules, especially when combined with the condensation of liquids and the perception of odors.
Vollmer, John J. J. Chem. Educ. 2000, 77, 486.
Consumer Chemistry |
Descriptive Chemistry |
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams |
Physical Properties
Distillation Apparatuses Using Household Items  Danielle R. D. Campanizzi , Brenda Mason, and Christine K. F. Hermann
Inexpensive but effective distillation apparatuses from equipment that can be easily purchased at local department, grocery, or hardware stores.
Campanizzi , Danielle R. D.; Mason, Brenda; Hermann, Christine K. F. J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 1079.
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus |
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams |
Physical Properties
The Joys of Liquid Nitrogen  William T. Nolan and Thaddeus J. Gish
In this paper we describe a laboratory experience with liquid nitrogen that youngsters find especially exciting.
Nolan, William T.;Gish, Thaddeus J. J. Chem. Educ. 1996, 73, 651.
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams |
Physical Properties |
Water / Water Chemistry |
A No-Cost Model of Liquid Structure  Allikayala Ramachandraiah
This article describes a no-cost and readily available model for visualizing the structure of a liquid.
Ramachandraiah, Allikayala. J. Chem. Educ. 1996, 73, 59.
Liquids |
Kinetic-Molecular Theory
Chemistry Abounds: An Educational Outreach Program Designed for Elementary School Audiences  Henry J. Tracy, Chris Collins, and Paul Langevin
Description of "Phases of Matter" program, consisting of nine modules, to awaken curiosity among elementary students.
Tracy, Henry J.; Collins, Chris; Langevin, Paul. J. Chem. Educ. 1995, 72, 1111.
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams |
Physical Properties
Pictorial analogies IX: Liquids and their properties   Fortman, John J.
Liquids on the molecular level, surface tension, and vapor pressure are explained through visual analogies of a class reunion and movie patrons.
Fortman, John J. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 881.
Liquids |
Gases |
Surface Science
Handling dry ice in a grade school setting  Berger B., Tomas G.; Mellon, Edward K.; Bare, William D.
A safe way to present dry ice to young students that also engages them in an exercise of inquiry.
Berger B., Tomas G.; Mellon, Edward K.; Bare, William D. J. Chem. Educ. 1991, 68, 868.
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams
Preparation of sterno from blackboard chalk: A "safe" student-teacher activity   Welsh, Michael J.
The goal of this program is exposing students to safe, exciting, hands-on activities that illustrate simple, basic chemistry.
Welsh, Michael J. J. Chem. Educ. 1990, 67, 337.
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams |
Simple demonstrations of the liquefaction of gases  Marzzacco, Charles J.
This demonstration uses simple hydrocarbons to demonstrate the important ideas of states of matter and changes in state.
Marzzacco, Charles J. J. Chem. Educ. 1986, 63, 436.
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams