This cool site uses easy to understand graphics to explore everyday chemistry and beyond. In particular, the site provides an great summary of the 2019 science-based Nobel prizes (Physics, Chemistry, Medicine/Physiology) that teachers might
find useful in their classrooms.
Source: Compound Interest
Thanks for suggesting this great idea Joanne!!!!!!!!!
The following article provides the results of a literature search of radon and its hazards of particular interest to high school science teachers. The article was written by Dave Gervais, chair of STAO’s Safety Committee. Continue reading
The Chemistry department at the University of Waterloo is doing another collaborative periodic table project! If you missed out on participating in our 2011 Periodic Table Project, this is your opportunity to have your students celebrate and be part of a worldwide initiative.
This link provides details on of the contest: 2019 International Year of the Periodic Table Timeline of Elements | Chemistry
U of W has received over 200 applications for 118 elements for our 2019 International Year of Periodic Table project. There will be representation from 26 countries, 38 US states and all Canadian provinces and territories. There still is a way for all your students to participate in the timeline — Mendeleev Mosaic.
Click here for further update details
STAO has Oxygen
The Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario has the oxygen tile. Contact Karen_Dodds@stao.org with any questions. Schools can hand in their completed tiles to the STAO Curriculum Coordinator Michael Franfort at email@example.com.
The STAO deadline is Friday, February 22, 2019. This will give STAO one week to decide which tile to submit on behalf of Ontario teachers. You can find out more at the STAO conference playground or Chem 13 News exhibit booth at the annual STAO conference this November.
YES! The Chemistry department at the University of Waterloo is doing another collaborative periodic table project! If you missed out on participating in our 2011 Periodic Table Project, this is your opportunity to have your students celebrate and be part of a worldwide initiative.
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This activity is intended for Grade 9 D/P level courses.
Introduction:In this activity, you will create a poster of a Superhero or Villain based on an element in the periodic table with an atomic number of 20 or less.
This video provides some fascinating info about the periodic table’s second lightest element – Helium. Continue reading
Bradley talks about one of the most reactive elements in the world that we also happen to need in our bodies. Continue reading
The periodic table just got four new elements, but this isn’t as groundbreaking as recent headlines would have you believe. Join Speaking of Chemistry’s resident killjoy to find out why.
Seriously, though, this is some really cool chemistry. We want to thank C&EN’s elemental expert Jyllian Kemsley and chemist/chemical linguist Shawn Burdette of Worcester Polytechnic Institute for their help with this episode.
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Seventh Row Of The Periodic Table Is Now Complete With Addition Of Four Elements | C&EN