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Item #: AP6731

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With the Properties of Solids Chemistry Laboratory Kit, students examine the physical properties of five common solids and investigate the relationship between the type of bonding in a substance and its properties.

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What kinds of forces hold atoms together? How does the nature of the bonding force affect the properties of a material? Finding patterns in the properties of substances can help students understand how and why atoms join together to form compounds. In this experiment, students examine the physical properties of five common solids and investigate the relationship between the type of bonding in a substance and its properties. Includes reproducible student handouts, detailed background information, and Teacher Notes with sample data and answers to questions.

Complete for 30 students working in pairs. Super Value Kit is complete for 5 classes of 30 students working in pairs. Perform this experiment in a fume hood or well-ventilated lab.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Aluminum, granular, 50 g
Hexanes, 250 mL, 2
Silicon dioxide, (sand), 40 g
Sodium chloride, 40 g
Stearic acid, 40 g
Sucrose, 40 g
Dishes, weighing, 1.5 g, 500
Tubes, culture, disposable, 13 x 100 mm, 90

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS2.B: Types of Interactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Energy and matter
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-1: Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.
MS-PS1-4: Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.
HS-PS1-8: Develop models to illustrate the changes in the composition of the nucleus of the atom and the energy released during the processes of fission, fusion, and radioactive decay.
HS-PS4-3: Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning behind the idea that electromagnetic radiation can be described either by a wave model or a particle model, and that for some situations one model is more useful than the other.
HS-PS4-4: Evaluate the validity and reliability of claims in published materials of the effects that different frequencies of electromagnetic radiation have when absorbed by matter.
HS-PS4-5: Communicate technical information about how some technological devices use the principles of wave behavior and wave interactions with matter to transmit and capture information and energy.