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Inquiries in Science®: Determining Chemical Formulas Kit

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Students discover the chemical composition of common substances through hands-on, inquiry-based activities. They build and compare models of a substance’s empirical and molecular formulas; perform a combustion reaction to determine the substance’s chemical composition and use that information to determine molecular formula and percent composition; and design experiments to determine the percent composition and/or molecular and empirical formulas for common substances.

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  • Determine the percent composition of substances
  • Use models to differentiate between empirical and molecular formulas
  • Help students meet the Next Generation Science Standards Performance Expectation HS-PS1-3.: Plan and conduct an investigation to gather evidence to compare the structure of substances at the bulk scale to infer the strength of electrical forces between particles.

Grades 9–12. Students discover the chemical composition of common substances through hands-on, inquiry-based activities. They first build and compare models of a substance’s empirical and molecular formulas. Students then perform a combustion reaction to determine the substance’s chemical composition, and use that information to determine the substance’s molecular formula and percent composition. Finally, students design experiments to determine the percent composition and/or molecular and empirical formulas for common substances. Kit includes enough materials for at least 30 students working in groups. Receive a FREE digital Teacher’s Manual and Student Guide with kit purchase.

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Materials are sufficient for 30 students working in groups of 3.

Components Qty Included?
Aluminum Weighing Dishes 40 Included
Dextrose, 50 g 1 Included
Plastic Cups and Lids 10 Included
Epsom Salt, 16 oz 1 Included
Black Spheres 160 Included
White Spheres 140 Included
Blue Spheres 40 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Bunsen Burners 10 Needed, Not Included
Ring Stands 10 Needed, Not Included
Rings 10 Needed, Not Included
Wire Gauzes 10 Needed, Not Included
Tongs 10 Needed, Not Included
Centigram Balance 1 Needed, Not Included
Beakers 2 Needed, Not Included
Lab Marker 1 Needed, Not Included


Inquiries in Science Series

Inquiries in Science® Series Kits

Inquiries in Science® is our exclusive series of hands-on kits specifically designed to help high school students understand abstract, hard-to-grasp science concepts. The series tracks well with most textbooks, and kit topics reflect state science standards and extensive educator input. Since Inquiries in Science® is modular, you can use the kits individually, as a strand, or as a series to teach biology, chemistry, and environmental science.


Improve Student Achievement

Field-tested in classrooms nationwide, Inquiries in Science® employs guided inquiry based on the 5E learning cycle of engage, explore, explain, extend, and evaluate. This inquiry-based approach also promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) practices. It enables students to:

  • Consider a real-world question or problem
  • Plan and conduct an investigation and gather data
  • Understand the science concept by analyzing data and communicating findings
  • Apply their findings to the original real-world question or problem and master the science concept

Inquiries in Science® helps students build critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and encourages creativity, collaboration, and teamwork. It creates an environment in which you and your students work together as active learners.

Disciplines and topics addressed by the kits were organized and selected based on data from numerous sources, including the National Research Council's National Science Education Standards, AAAS's Project 2061 Science Benchmarks, NAEP's Science Framework, and state science education standards from across the US. In addition, the Inquiries in Science® content and activities reflect the science practices and engineering practices, core ideas, and crosscutting concepts outlined by the National Research Council's A Framework for K–12 Science Education (2011) and the Next Generation Science Standards (2013).


Inquiries in Science® Components

  • Kit—Includes lab supplies (enough for at least 30 students working in groups) plus teacher's manual.
  • Kit Refill—Replenishes consumed materials
  • Multi Class Equipment Set—Includes extra lab supplies so you can use the kit in 1 additional class section per day. Note: You'll also need to order an extra kit refill for each additional class section. For example, to teach the same Inquiries in Science® kit in 3 biology sections on the same day, purchase 1 kit, 2 kit refills, and 2 multi class equipment sets.
  • Digital Teacher's Manual—FREE with kit purchase

Correlations to State Standards

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