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2 - Elements and the Periodic Table
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Students will learn about elements, atoms, and the Periodic table through the phenomena - How do you know if your water is safe to drink? What kind of substances in water might be hazardous? First, student will learn atoms are made up of subatomic particles, which give rise to predictable properties through a phet simulation. Next, students will try to build their own table looking for patterns in element cards. Students will then look at properties of elements which are divided into metals and nonmetals. Student will then look at electron configuration through a POGIl activity. Students will also complete a flame test activity. Finally, students when end the unit with a engineering project examining water quality to determine if it is safe to drink.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Portland Metro STEM Partnership
Provider Set:
NGSS Chemistry
Date Added:
08/02/2018
Acids and Bases: Cabbage Juice Indicator
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In this video segment, the ZOOM cast demonstrates how to use cabbage juice to find out if a solution is an acid or a base. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
02/20/2004
Atoms and Molecules
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Both of these lessons are classroom activities that require students to build models that display understanding of atoms and molecules. One lesson is structured while the other is guided.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Carrie Robatcek
Date Added:
08/10/2012
Balancing Chemical Equations
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How do you know if a chemical equation is balanced? What can you change to balance an equation? Play a game to test your ideas!

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Chris Malley
Emily Moore
Kathy Perkins
Kelly Lancaster
Patricia Loeblein
Robert Parson
Date Added:
08/15/2011
Blue Coral Periodic Table
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Blue Coral Periodic Table is your quick guide to all 118 elements. Swipe and tap your way across the table for quick stats on each element. Dive deeper and recolor the table with patterns based off properties such as boiling point, melting point, and atomic radius.

View the atomic model for each element and see how the electron configuration changes as you move from element to element.

Blue Coral Periodic Table is fully responsive in the web browser for large and small devices in both horizontal and vertical orientations.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Provider:
Blue Coral Learning
Date Added:
12/06/2017
Chlorine Chemistry: A Building Block of Matter
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This activity provides a demonstration and lab exploration of one of the main "building blocks" of the periodic table of elements: chlorine. During the lab, students compare physical and chemical properties of chlorine compounds.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Simulation
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Kate Tinguely
Date Added:
08/16/2012
Classification of Matter
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Students are introduced to the concept of different kinds of matter. Students create models of different substances to learn to identify the differences between elements, compounds, and mixtures. This lesson is developed so that teachers can use it with English as a Second Language students.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Anna Childs
Rhonda Garrett
Date Added:
06/16/2004
Elements of Steel
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This resource from the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Web site, which contains both an interactive activity and illustrated text, looks at the composition of different types of steel and their impact on technology. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Engineering
Manufacturing
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
01/29/2004
Everything Science: Physical Science, Grade 10
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This is a comprehensive science textbook for Grade 10. You can download or read it on-line on your mobile phone, computer or iPad. Every chapter comes with video lessons and explanations which help bring the ideas and concepts to life. Summary presentations at the end of every chapter offer an overview of the content covered, with key points highlighted for easy revision. Topics covered are: skills for science, classification of matter, states of matter, kinetic molecular theory, the atom, the periodic table, chemical bonding, transverse pulses, transverse waves, longitudinal waves, sound, electromagnetic radiation, particles, compounds, physical and chemical change, representing chemical change, magnetism, electrostatics, electric circuits, reactions in aqueous solution, quantitive aspects of chemical change, vectors and scalars, motion in one direction, mechanical energy, the hydrosphere. This book is based upon the original Free High School Science Text series.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Siyavula
Date Added:
04/12/2012
Garden Science: CHNOPS
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In this 8th grade science lesson, students review the six essential elements of life and discuss how they function in the garden.

Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kyle Cornforth
Date Added:
01/28/2016
General Chemistry I
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This course deals with inorganic and physical chemistry. The study of the structure of atoms, the periodic nature of the elements, and the examination of the relationship of energy and the elements to form compounds and the three physical states of matter will be investigated.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Northern Essex Community College
Author:
Michael Cross
Date Added:
05/14/2019
Graphing the Periodic Table
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This activity provides students the opportunity to explore patterns in the periodic table. Students have options to display graphs of elements according to their atomic numbers and properties including: molar mass, atomic radius, ionic radius, melting point, boiling point, electronegativity, and ionization energies. Supplement Materials provided with the resource include a background essay and discussion questions. Discussion questions provided for the teacher encourage students to compare the properties of the elements and identify patterns in the properties within element families as well as across periods.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
NGSS@NSTA
Date Added:
10/12/2015
Inorganic Chemistry
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Inorganic chemistry is concerned with the properties and reactivity of all chemical elements. Advanced interests focus on understanding the role of metals in biology and the environment, the design and properties of materials for energy and information technology, fundamental studies on the reactivity of main group and transition elements, and nanotechnology. Synthetic efforts are directed at hydrogen storage materials and thermoelectrics, catalysts for solar hydrogen generation, fullerenes and metal porphyrins, metal clusters and compounds with element-element bonds, as well as nanowires and nanoparticles.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
LibreTexts
Date Added:
05/12/2016
Investigating Metal Activity:  Determining the Activity Series of Metals
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This activity is a guided inquiry laboratory in which students perform reactions involving metals and hydrochloric acid in order to determine their activity series.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Date Added:
12/09/2011
Isotopes and Atomic Mass
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Are all atoms of an element the same? How can you tell one isotope from another? Use the sim to learn about isotopes and how abundance relates to the average atomic mass of an element.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Emily Moore
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
Kelly Lancaster
Robert Parson
Sam Reid
Trish Loeblein
Date Added:
07/18/2011
Modeling the Elements of Soil
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Students will model the atomic structure of common elements found in soils, determine an atom's valence electrons, draw Lewis electron dot diagrams, and discuss the basic principles of element bonding.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Butte County Office of Education
Provider Set:
CTE Online
Author:
Cherie Sook
Date Added:
10/10/2016