If you’re a middle school teacher, you’re probably wondering where your free resources can be found. Wonder no more: They’re right here! (Updated 10-4-16)
Physical Science: A Smorgasbord of Knowledge. If you’re unhappy with the boring textbook your school has provided you with, perhaps this book can be of service!
- Ionic, covalent, metallic lab: Students figure out whether unknowns are ionic compounds, covalent compounds, or metals.
- Salt lab: Students explore whether various compounds dissolve exothermically or endothermically.
- Unit conversions worksheet: Conversions between metric and non-metric units.
- Unit conversions homework: Homework involving unit conversions
- Counting atoms sheet: A practice sheet where students name ionic compounds and count the atoms of each element present.
- Naming chemical compounds worksheet: Really two worksheets in one: One for ionic compounds and one for covalent compounds. A very good review of each.
- Naming mixed ionic and covalent compounds: Your students practice naming ionic and covalent compounds, and when to use each method.
- More mixed naming fun: More ionic and covalent compound naming.
- Balancing equations worksheet: Let’s balance some equations!
- Another balancing equations worksheet: More equation balancing.
- Naming and equations review: Practice naming compounds and balancing equations with them.
- Elements and bonding worksheet: Practice with the groups of the periodic table, valence electrons, and a brief introduction to how bonds are formed.
- Review of bonding, oxidation states, and equations: Pretty much a review sheet for all of the above.
- Physical science (chemistry) quiz: A quiz that reviews naming, bonding, and equations.
- Acceleration lecture notes: A pretty good way of explaining acceleration to your students.
- Acceleration practice problems: Questions involving acceleration, velocity, and distance traveled.
- Velocity and position vs time graphing: Have your students practice making velocity vs. time and position vs. time graphs.