University of Waterloo Timeline of Elements – Reminder

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

Contest Update

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.

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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 michael_frankfort@stao.org.

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.

 

2019 International Year of the Periodic Table Timeline of Elements | University of Waterloo Chemistry

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Creating an Element Superhero or Villain

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Curriculum Connection:

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.

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The Four “New” Elements & How We Got Them

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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And if you want to learn more about these elements, check out these great resources:

Seventh Row Of The Periodic Table Is Now Complete With Addition Of Four Elements | C&EN
http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/web/20…

How Pee Brought You The Modern World

You might not believe it, but there was a time when urine, yes urine, was prized by chemists. Pee played a part in some of the most significant discoveries in science, and it helped shape the modern world. This week, Reactions looks at the reasons why pee was once the “number one” material in chemistry