New Elements Contest | University of Waterloo

The contest is to have students design an elemental tile for each of the four newly named elements, nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts) and oganesson (Og).   Voting for the winning tiles  We are now down to the final four!  During the month of May, we will have an online vote to decide which of the final four will be added to our Periodic Table Project. Encourage your students and all chemistry enthusiasts to check out the creative work done by high school students.

Check out the source link below for details on how to vote.

Source: New Elements Contest | Chemistry

Teacher Demo – Water Quality Demonstration

This demonstration shows some differences between potable (drinkable) water and non-potable (non-drinkable) water.  Variations in temperature, turbidity and pH level also determine the types of microorganisms that can thrive in each water sample.  Continue reading

Female dragonflies fake sudden death to avoid male advances | New Scientist

You could almost say they are drop-dead gorgeous: when certain female dragonflies are pursued by unwanted suitors, they deter them by crashing to the ground

Source: Female dragonflies fake sudden death to avoid male advances | New Scientist

Tagging the Largest Shark on Earth – Our Blue Planet

The size of a school bus but in many ways a mystery, whale sharks continue to fascinate. Join a team of international scientists at a renowned marine sanctuary in Cabo Pulmo, Mexico and discover how we’re trying to better understand these remarkable creatures. Continue reading