Science Teacher?


Having taught chemistry at all levels (Advanced Placement, Honors, regular college prep, introductory overview in a general physical science class) for many years, I figured that I might as well share some of the handouts I've created. I know teachers are all about borrowing/stealing from other teachers (God knows I did my share as a beginning teacher!), so feel free to utilize these. That said, please don't pass these off as your own, reproduce them on another website, or use them in any way to generate a profit. I've worked hard on these and intend for them to be used as classroom materials only. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at cationdesignsblog@gmail.com.

Alice dreamed of an ox(idation reaction)?

Most of these handouts relate to AP Chemistry, and as such feature moles prominently. After all, they're the official mascot of that entire branch of science! Also, most of these handouts are hand-drawn/written; I did them mostly in the spur of the moment during my prep periods when I realized that students were having a hard time with a concept, or when the textbook didn't provide an adequate summary. So if any of them are illegible or have holes punched in weird places, I apologize.


Making Observations in Science: how to make and phrase observations for lab, terms to use in describing appearance (originally created for ninth graders in an introduction to physical science class)










What Not to Do in a Chemistry Lab: This picture was actually drawn by my sister, at my request, depicting all the things one should not do in lab, e.g. climb in the fume hood, use a cell phone, leave backpacks lying around, eat, sniff chemicals instead of wafting, etc. Kind of like one of those "What's Wrong With This Picture?" games (again, for introductory classes)



Evidence of Chemical Change: Describes ways to know if a chemical change has occurred (also for intro classes)
Making Solutions with a Volumetric Flask Handout, Parts 1 & 2: For AP and honors students, illustration of the sequence of steps to make a solution from either a solid or a stock solution.

Gas Laws Handout with Comics: Lists standard pressure conversion factors, Avogadro's Law, Boyle's law, Charles' Law, and Dalton's law, illustrated with stick figures, Trogdor, and bunnies.









Electromotive Force Series: Explanation of what metals are considered "active" and why, with a chart comparing some common metals (good for higher levels like honors and AP)










I'll be uploading more as time permits.


12 comments:

  1. Nice! Very clever and delightful drawings.

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  2. I love these!! I'm teaching physical science honors this year and these will be such a great resource. Thank you!

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    1. I'm glad these are helpful for you! Let me know if you want any other physical science labs and such...I've got lots!

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    2. I would love to have physical science labs and other paperwork. I am starting my first year as a Intro to chem, physics and earth science teacher!

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  3. Please post more! These are fantastic! I am teaching chemistry and honors chem this year.

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  4. These bring back memories of science class. Wish my teachers had such helpful handouts! (Love the mole!)

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  5. These are terrific and almost make me wish I were teaching grade 10 science again next year so I can use the chemical change one. Almost. (Having said that, I probably will be... there is much flux in the system right now.)

    I have been taking pictures and videos of my demos; they're mostly physics-based, but I do have a video of the water to wine to milk to gingerale demo if you're interested.

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  6. Thank you for sharing your hard work. Even as a veteran teacher, I am always looking for new ways to present material and these cartoons will come in handy for the gas laws! Keep up the good work!

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