8th Grade Chemical Reaction Links:
This site has several activities that show chemical reactions in cooking.
Includes cabbage as a pH indicator, candy chromatography, and wintergreen LifeSavers triboluminescence.
Real Crystal Snowflake
Follow the instructions to create snowflakes using Borax. The site also
contains a suggestion for using the same method with sugar to create edible rock candy crystals.
Chem4Kids: Mixture Basics
Learn what mixtures are and take a quiz at the end of the page.
Learn about different ways of separating mixtures. Includes the process of
making rock salt pure and making water pure.
Harcourt School: The Mixtures Lab
Separate the substance in mixtures by using the proper tool. Then observe and record the results.
Chemical Elements and Symbols Quiz
Students can take a ten-question quiz on the symbols for the chemical
ThinkQuest: Chemistry for Kids
This student-created site offers an introduction to basic principles in
chemistry such as solids, liquids and gases. The site also includes several
easy experiments such as a balloon blower and moving drops.
Chemistry Place: Virtual Chemistry Lab
Here are links to virtual labs on electrolysis, acids and bases,
precipitates, single replacement reactions, the formation of carbon dioxide,
removing carbon dioxide, and thermodynamics.
FossWeb: Mixtures and Solutions
Learn basic concepts of mixtures and solutions from an interactive junkyard.
Includes movies, FAQ, and vocabulary related to the topics.
Quia: Separating Mixtures
This site provides interactive games that go along with the separating
It's Elemental: The Periodic Table of Elements
Students can play the "Element Balancing" game to practice balancing an
Dr. Wong's Tutorial on Balancing Equations
Students can use this interactive self-checking tutorial to practice
balancing an equation.