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ACS Resources: 12 results
Chemical Reactions  
A collection of activities that explore basic concepts dealing with chemical reactions. They are written for the 4-6th grade level.
Reactions
Polishing Pennies  
In this hands-on activity, which is part of the ACS-Science for Kids collection, students explore chemical reactions by determining what kinds of substances best clean the surface of a tarnished penny coin. Students have the choice to try a variety of household substances to remove the tarnish.
Reactions
A Gas Sudsation  
In this investigation, students add some soap solution to an empty bottle. They add some baking soda and vinegar. A chemical reaction between the vinegar and the baking soda produces carbon dioxide gas. The interaction between the gas and the detergent creates bubbles. These bubbles have more staying power than the bubbles created by just vinegar and baking soda. With the right amount of each ingredient, students should be able to control the reaction and get the amount of bubbling they are looking for.
Gases |
Reactions |
Acids / Bases
It's a Gas  
In this hands-on activity, which is part of the ACS-Science for Kids collection, students explore chemical reactions by making bubbles using an effervescent antacid table. The tablet makes new substances, including the gas bubbles, when dropped into water.
Acids / Bases |
Reactions
Oxygen the 21% Solution  
In this hands-on activity, which is part of the ACS-Science for Kids collection, students explore chemical reactions by observing the reaction of steel wool with oxygen in the air. As the oxygen in the container is consumed, water enters and students can estimate the amount of oxygen in the supply of air.
Reactions |
Oxidation / Reduction
Pop Rockets  
In this hands-on activity, which is part of the ACS-Science for Kids collection, students explore chemical reactions by launching a film canister rocket powered by gas from an effervescent antacid table.
Reactions |
Acids / Bases |
Gases
Rust ? The Crust That Makes Stuff Bust  
In this hands-on activity, which is part of the ACS-Science for Kids collection, students explore chemical reactions by observing the reaction of steel wool as it rusts in the presence of oxygen in the air. Students determine that air is essential for rusting to occur.
Reactions |
Oxidation / Reduction
The Fate of Calcium Carbonate  
This hands-on activity, which is part of the ACS-Science for Kids collection, explores a simple chemical reaction. Students observe the reaction of calcium carbonate with a simple household acid-vinegar.
Reactions |
Acids / Bases
A Plaster Master or a Plaster Disaster  
This hands-on activity, which is part of the ACS-Science for Kids collection, explores the properties of plaster of Paris. Students try preparing plaster of Paris using various solutions, including water, salt, and vinegar.
Reactions |
Physical Properties |
Materials Science
Avi's Sensational Salt Dough  
In Avi's Sensational Salt Dough students learn about the characteristic properties of brick-like materials. A mixture of flour, salt and water is prepared and its characteristics are noted. The mixture is baked and the changes that occur are noted.
Physical Properties |
Materials Science |
Reactions
Secret Goldenrod Messages  
This hands-on activity, which is part of the ACS-Science for Kids collection, explores a simple acid/base indicator. Some varieties of common 'goldenrod' colored paper work as excellent acid/base indicators.
Reactions |
Acids / Bases |
Dyes / Pigments
Chemical & Physical Change  
A collection of activities that explore basic concepts dealing with chemical and physical change. They are written for the 4-6th grade level.
Acids / Bases |
Reactions |
Physical Properties |
Precipitation / Solubility