Essential Chemistry Teacher Lab Manual Resources

Product Code: EC-6353-DIG


The Essential Chemistry Laboratory Investigations Teacher Resources include all of the teacher resources for the 73 lab activities found in the printed Essential Chemistry Laboratory Investigations Student Manual (the printed student lab manual is sold separately). These teacher resources are only available electronically and include the following:

  • Editable Word and printable PDF version of each student lab
  • Presentations of each lab in PPTX and PDF format for displaying during the lab
  • Teacher Answer Keys in editable Word and printable PDF formats
  • Links to videos that help guide you through the activities
  • Sample data in SPARKlab format
  • Lab preparation directions and tips

∗ Additional Chemical Equation Builder and Molecule Simulations available with full curriculum purchase.

Video Support

How-to videos for lab activities are included with the teacher resources. These videos focus on setting up the labs and getting the most from your PASCO sensors and equipment.

This manual was designed to be used either in conjunction with the Essential Chemistry curriculum or as a supplemental lab manual. Teacher Resources must be purchased separately when using the lab manual without the Essential Chemistry textbook.


There are 73 labs and activities covering a full year of chemistry topics. 47 of the labs use the sensors and/or equipment from the Essential Chemistry Standard Equipment Kit. The remaining labs can be performed using typical equipment found in your chemistry lab.

Lab Title Standard Bundle No Sensors Needed
1A Experimental Variables
1B Investigating the Temperature Scale
2A Density of a Solid
2B Density of a Liquid
3A Chemical Formula
3B Pure Substances and Mixtures
3C Physical or Chemical Change
4A Temperature and Thermal Energy
4B Specific Heat
4C Energy from Food
4D Heat of Fusion
4E Project: Design an Insulator
4F Research Presentation: Insulators in the Home
5A Patterns and Trends
5B Naming Ionic Compounds
5C Store Labels and Models
6A Counting by Weighing
6B Molar Mass
6C Percent Composition of a Hydrate
6D Empirical Formula of Magnesium Oxide
7A Balancing Chemical Equations
7B Chemical Reactions
7C Solubility Rules
8A Conservation of Mass
8B Percent Yield
8C Modeling Limiting Reactants
8D Determining Limiting Reactants
8E Project: Design an Airbag
8F Research Enhancement: Airbags and Consumers
9A Isotopic Composition
9B What is a Wave?
9C Light Energy
9D Flame Tests
10A Types of Bonding
10B Lewis Structures and VSEPR
10C Surface Tension
11A Evaporative Cooling
11B State Changes
11C Hess’s Law
12A Volume of a Gas
12B Boyle’s Law
12C Charles’ Law
13A Electrolytes
13B Solution Concentration
13C Colored Solutions
13D Project: Design a Purification Process
13E Writing and Discussion Enhancement: Water Purification
13A Optimum Conditions
14B Catalysts
15A Reaction Equilibrium
15B Le Châtelier’s Principle
16A What is pH?
16B Titration of an Unknown Acid
16C Antacids: An Inquiry Study
17A Vitamin C Titration
18A Electrochemical Cells
18B Electroplating
18C Lemon Battery
18D Project: Design a Galvanic Cell
18E Writing and Discussion Enhancement: Galvanic Cell
19A Half-Lives
20A Bonding and Organic Chemistry
20B Distilling Aromatic Compounds
20C Fragrant Esters
21A Polymers
21B Amino Acids
22A Chlorophyll Extraction
22B Respiration and Energy
23B Greenhouse Gases
23B The Water Cycle
23C Ocean Currents
23D Ocean Acidification
24A Spectroscopy