In this electrochemistry activity, learners will explore two examples of electroplating. In Part 1, zinc from a galvanized nail (an iron nail which has been coated with zinc by dipping it in molten zinc) will be plated onto a copper penny. In Part 2, copper from a penny will be plated onto a nickel.
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Students will observe and perform experiments with the elements sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur and phosphorus. Conclusions will be made about trends down groups, across periods and relating to acidity/basicity of metal oxides vs. nonmetal oxides
This activity is a puzzle where students organize samples and look for patterns in order to predict properties of missing puzzle pieces. The students then relate their experience to the historical development of the Periodic Table and the ways that the Periodic Table can be used to predict the properties of the elements.
A customizable and printable periodic table of elements. The table can be customized to include atomic numbers, element symbols, element names, atomic weights, period numbers, and group numbers. It can also be created in color or black and white.
Customizable and printable flash cards to study the chemical elements of the periodic table. Can customize the cards to contain any combination of element name, atomic number, symbol, and atomic mass.
Learn about properties of matter through engaging, bitesize animated videos. There are many videos organised into these chapters: solids liquids and gases, elements compounds and mixtures, atomic structure, periodic table, ionic bonding, covalent bonding and metallic bonding.
Add different salts to water, then watch them dissolve and achieve a dynamic equilibrium with solid precipitate. Compare the number of ions in solution for highly soluble NaCl to other slightly soluble salts. Relate the charges on ions to the number of ions in the formula of a salt. Calculate Ksp values.
Test the pH of things like coffee, spit, and soap to determine whether each is acidic, basic, or neutral. Visualize the relative number of hydroxide ions and hydronium ions in solution. Switch between logarithmic and linear scales. Investigate whether changing the volume or diluting with water affects the pH. Or you can design your own liquid!
- Life Science
- Material Type:
- University of Colorado Boulder
- Provider Set:
- PhET Interactive Simulations
- Archie Paulson
- Chris Malley
- Jack Barbera
- Kathy Perkins
- Laurie Langdon
- Patricia Loeblein
- Wendy Adams
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