NEW 2015 RESOURCES
Curricular Resources in Chemistry
Here are a number of links to Internet sites which contain information and/or
other links related to Chemistry. Please read our
Learning in Chemistry Education (ALICE)
- Course materials that can be used by high school students/teachers interested
in pursuing independent study. There are 29 chapters in the program - each
with reading materials, questions to answer, problems to solve, and many laboratory
activities to perform. The course material is free upon request and can be
printed, photocopied, and given to students one chapter at a time. Caution:
This is a Geocities site with intrusive advertising.
Analytical Chemistry Springboard
- A meta-list of links to sites related to analytical chemistry.
an Expert: Chemistry
- CLN's "Ask an Expert" page has about 100 links to specialists in the field
who can serve as a valuable source of curricular expertise for both students
and teachers. Questions/answers on Chemistry may be found in our "All Subjects"
section at the top of the page, the "Science" section (see General Science),
as well as the general "Reference" section.
- Tutorials and online problem sets designed for high school and university
biology students by the University of Arizona. Their biochemistry section
covers the following topics: basic chemistry, metabolism, enzymes, energy,
& catalysis, large molecules, photosynthesis, molecular structure, pH & pKa,
and clinical correlates of pH. See also their unit on Chemicals and Human
- This WebQuest winner has an online textbook covering seven units (Back
to the Basics, Advanced Basics, Chemical Bonding, Periodic Table, Thermodynamics,
Solubility & Redox Reactions, and Equilibrium & Acids). Each unit is itself
broken down further into sections. There is also a set of 21 chemical labs
that students can perform. In some cases the authors provide lab question
sheets, which if answered, reveal correct answers. There are also videos showing
the lab results in some cases. Caution: navigation through the online textbook
is hindered by a reliance on non-descriptive headings however there is a search
engine if you wish to go directly to a topic.
- A site on the basics of Chemistry with information in the form of text
and diagrams on matter, atoms, elements, reactions and how math is used in
- A chemical compound database that allows searches to be conducted by chemical
name, formula, molecular weight, or CAS Registry Number. These are included
in the search results as well as data on melting point, boiling point, evaporation
rate, flash point, specific gravity, vapor density, and water solubility.
Search results also provide synonyms of the compound as well as a generous
set of links to additional information about it on the web. This is a free
service but the owners may impose limitations on access if there is excessive
use from an address (e.g., a single user or the firewall address serving multi
- A unit of study on chemical bonding which includes explanations, lab activities,
demonstrations and discussions.
- Students can use this web site to do molar conversions or balance equations.
Caution: some instruction in how to use the site may be necessary.
- Explanations are organized within the following headings: Introduction
to Chemistry, Reactions, Grams/Moles Converters, Equations & More, Lab Safety,
the Periodic Table. In addition, there is an Ideal Gas Calculator, a Celsius/Fahrenheit
Converter, an interactive question & answer page, and links to other pages,
including for teachers.
- Contains visualizations and animations of chemistry done at the host site
as well as elsewhere on the Internet.
Chem Team: A Tutorial for High School Chemistry
- Study resources for High School and Advanced-Placement Chemistry students.
- Here's a virtual chemistry textbook written for high school students.
of Chemistry: Educational Aplets
- These Java aplets allow students to explore scientific principles through
virtual simulations. At the time of review there were six topics: molecules,
kinetics, thermodynamics, atmosphere, quantum mechanics, and polymers.
Treasure Troves of Science
- Extensive on-line encyclopedias of math and science. Included are encyclopedias
on the following subjects: Chemistry, Scientific Biography, and Scientific
Books. Each section is browsable alphabetically or searchable by keyword.
Entries have a concise explanation as well as cross links which can be quite
- Articles, an ask an expert service, self guided tutorials, and randomly
generated quizzes/drills on specific topics are available at this site. Be
sure to also check out their collection of links to other chemistry resources
on the web.
- Explanations of the following concepts: Significant Figures; Dimensional
Analysis; The Mole; Stoichiometry; Limiting Reagent;Aqueous Chemistry; Some
Common Types of Reactions; Oxidation Numbers; Redox Equations; Heat and Enthalpy;
Quantum Numbers; Electron Configuration; Lewis Dot Structures; and VSEPR.
(Mathematics and Molecules)
- MathMol can provide teachers and students with information about the rapidly
growing fields of molecular modeling. It includes multimedia components, a
3 D library of molecular images, a MathMol tutorial for K-12 math or science
classroom, on-line activities, and water experiments.
of the Month
- This site has a set of links (one added each month) to information about
specific, interesting molecules. At the time of review, there were in excess
of 30 links.
York State Regents Examinations
- The N.Y. State Regents Examinations are a set of subject-based standardized
tests for N.Y. high school students. Here are two resources, from different
organizations, that can help teachers and students prepare for these or other
similar standardized exams.
York State Education Department Download PDF formatted copies of recent
Regents Examinations and answer keys from this page.
Exams Prep Centre: Chemistry The Prep Centre, developed by Oswego
County high school teachers, is intended to help Grade 12 teachers and
students prepare for the N.Y. Regents Exams. Teachers can access sets
of sample questions that are organized by subject and then by topic. Alternatively,
students can attempt the questions, view the correct answer, or follow
a link to a tutorial on the curricular content in the question if they
- Explanations, exercises and examples of oxidation and reduction concepts.
- Students from a Princeton University chemistry class have constructed environmental
science lessons for middle school students. Topics are chosen from a wide
range of environmental issues that lend themselves to chemical explanation.
Each unit consists of a series of student lessons/activities. Lesson plans
for the teacher are also included. To date, two Princeton classes have been
involved and have created two separate projects.
Lessons on Brown fields, Global Warming, Lead, Waste Management, Transportation,
and Water Pollution.
98 Lessons on: Energy Production and Utilization, Materials and Recycling,
Atmosphere and Air Pollution, Water Pollution and Resources, Food and
Tables Theme Page
- This CLN theme page has a small collection of Internet versions of the
periodic table. Each provides unique resources in addition to basic information
about the elements.
Science Activity Manual
- This Manual contains 34 hands-on Chemistry & Physics activities that can
be downloaded in either MAC (MS WORD) or Windows (Wordperfect) versions. The
manual is neither a lab manual nor a series of lesson plans. Rather, it provides
the teacher with background information and a collection of student-centered
activities which s/he can adapt to local conditions.
- This site can serve as an encyclopedia of Physical Science terms and concepts.
Laboratory: Ideal Gas Laws
- Students are able to run three virtual experiments in which they control
the action of a piston in a pressure chamber which is filled with an ideal
gas. The gas is defined by four states: Temperature, Volume or Density, Pressure,
and Molecular Weight.
High School Tutorials and Other Things
- Tutorials on about 20 topics in high school chemistry including Stoichiometry,
Primary Properties, Oxidation, Balancing Equations, Lewis Dot Structures,
Acids and Bases, and more.
Wide Web Virtual Library: Chemistry
- This meta-list has links to academic and profit/not for profit institutions;
gopher, ftp, and chemistry newsgroups, and world wide announcments in the
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