Resource Type: Scenario-Based Activities

Our scenario-based activities challenge students to apply chemistry knowledge in real world and game based situations. These activities highlight the utility of chemistry concepts.

  • Stoichiometry

  • Thermochemistry

      Energy and Enthalpy

    • Meals-Ready-to-Eat

      While camping on the Appalachian Trail, a storm dampens all the fire wood and you must design a chemical reaction to heat your meal. In this activity, students design an experiment in the virtual lab to determine…

    • Mission Critical Chemistry

      Students use stoichiometry and thermochemistry to design a new fuel for a mission to Mars. In this activity, students work in teams using the virtual lab to characterize a new set of oxidants and reductants that…

  • Kinetics

  • Equilibrium

      Equilibrium Calculations

    • DNA Binding Dyes Scenario

      This activity explores the equilibrium of dyes that self-assemble into DNA templates. Students use knowledge of equilibrium and quantitative spectroscopy to explore different dyes that bind selectively to DNA molecules.…

  • Solubility

      Solubility and PH

    • Acid Mine Drainage

      Students explore the chemistry behind the causes and effects of acid mine drainage on a modeled river. In this activity, students use the virtual lab to examine the pH dependant solubility of Iron(III) hydroxide,…

  • Analytical Chemistry/Lab Techniques