No Hassle Messy Science With a Wow

No Hassle Messy Science with a Wow: Chemistry for the K–8 Classroom serves as an aid for teachers bringing chemistry to their elementary and middle school students. Together with the workshop of the same name, it has brought science education to diverse audiences. Teachers across the United States and internationally have used this curriculum to inspire wonder in their students.

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Classroom Activities Available for Download

For each Classroom Activity in the tables below, one or more of the following PDF files are available for viewing and download. 

Summary
The first page of the activity showing: learning objectives, recommended grades, science topics, process skills, major supplies, and estimated time.

Supply Worksheet
The last page(s) of the activity showing supplies needed for the activity, demonstrations and extensions.

Full Activity
Complete directions for the entire lesson including the Summary and Supply Worksheet and: advance preparation, suggestions for introducing and concluding the activity, demonstrations, extensions, cross-curricular connections, vocabulary, resources, and procedure.

Spanish Procedure
Student handout in Spanish.

Video
Instructional video for teachers, located on YouTube.com.

Other
Some activities may have additional resources.

Unit A: Nature of Matter

Summary Supply Full Spanish Video Other
Big Things Come in Little Packages Summary Supply Worksheet Full Activity
Density Rainbow Summary Summary Summary Summary Summary
Inner Space Summary Supply Worksheet Full Activity Spanish Procedure
Matter of Degree Summary Supply Worsheet Full Activity Spanish Procedure Video
Salting Out Summary Supply Worksheet Full Activity Spanish Procedure
Unit A Take Home Activities SummarySupply Worksheet Full Activity

Unit B: Chemical Reactions

Summary Supply Full Spanish Video Other
Color Me Blue
Of Cabbages and Kings
Reaction: Yes or No?
Unit B Take Home Activities

Unit C: Biochemistry

Summary Supply Full Spanish Video Other
Bend a Carrot
DNA Extraction
Unit C Take Home Activities

Unit D: Environmental Chemistry

Summary Supply Full Spanish Video Other
Cleaning with Dirt
Foam Peanuts
Pollution Confusion
Unit D Take Home Activities

Unit E: Chemistry of Food

Summary Supply Full Spanish Video Other
Kool Colors
Odors Aloft
Unit E Take Home Activities

Unit F: Industrial Chemistry

Summary Supply Full Spanish Video Other
Choose Your Ooze
Penny for Your Thoughts
Sticky Situation
Unit F Take Home Activities

Unit G: Crime Scene Chemistry

Summary Supply Full Spanish Video Other
Dye Detective
Latent Prints
Lost Labels
Unit G Take Home Activities

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