The book Chemistry on a Budget contains inexpensive chemistry labs that are useful with easy to obtain materials.
There are two versions of each lab, one with a ten-question conclusion and one with directions for a full lab report. This way the teacher has the option! Each lab is two pages to allow for one two-sided handout.
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*Some of you have already purchased my lab book – be sure to check out Page 141 !
Past blog posts that may be useful right now include:
Introduction to stoichiometry
01/10/2014 2nd Entry (Mole Conversions and
“A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's Honshu island on Tuesday, [November 22, 2016,] triggering tsunami waves and bringing back traumatic memories for locals of the devastating 2011 Fukushima disaster.”
The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant was restarted in 2015; this blog reported about this on 08/06/2015.
From a May 7, 2015 article, “[i]n Japan, residents are still recovering from the disaster. Radioactive water was recently discovered leaking from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, which suffered a level 7 nuclear meltdown after the tsunami. Japan relies on nuclear power, and many of the country's nuclear reactors remain closed because of stricter seismic safety standards since the earthquake. Four years after the quake, about 230,000 people who lost their homes were still living in temporary housing, Japan's Reconstruction Agency said.
The total damages from the earthquake and tsunami are estimated at $300 billion dollars (about 25 trillion yen), according to the Japanese government.”
“Tuesday’s quake quickly brought evacuation warnings along the coast that was ravaged just over five years ago. For about 90 minutes, fears of the 2011 nuclear disaster were raised as a cooling system in one reactor in another nearby plant shut down. It was restored without incident.”
“The US Geological Survey initially put the magnitude at 7.3 but later downgraded this to 6.9, lower than the number given by the Japanese authorities.
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said in its latest update that no tsunami damage is expected, although there may be slight changes to the sea level.
The agency has also said the latest tremor was an aftershock of the 2011 quake.”
“Lines of cars were seen snaking away from the coast in the pre-dawn hours after authorities issued a tsunami warning and urged residents to seek higher ground immediately. The warning was lifted nearly four hours later.”
“The tsunami warnings in Fukushima and Miyagi were downgraded to the less severe status of advisories nearly four hours after the initial quake, although people were still urged to stay away from coastal areas. Similar tsunami advisories also remained in place in Iwate and Ibaraki prefectures, until all advisories were finally lifted nearly seven hours after the earthquake.
There were no reports of severe injuries from the quake, which struck at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles), according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.”
“An earthquake hit off the coast of Japan near Fukushima for the second time in three days Wednesday, [November 23, 2016], though there was far less cause for concern this time.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit off the shore of southern Fukushima, but no tsunami warning was issued Wednesday, as was the case days ago. Although the quake was felt as far away as Tokyo, there were no reports of damage or injuries.”
Past blog posts about Nuclear Chemistry and Nuclear Power include:
2/11/2015 Introduction to Nuclear Chemistry
02/18/2015 Nuclear Chemistry – Part II (Fission,
Fusion & Half-Life)
08/06/2015 Post-Fukushima Restarts
10/30/2015 Current Event – Radioactive Waste
10/22/2015 The Future of Nuclear Fusion
02/20/2016 Nuclear Waste and Lake Huron
03/26/2016 Nuclear Waste Storage
05/01/2016 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl
07/31/2016 Cost of Nuclear Shutdown in Germany
08/07/2016 Debate about Nuclear Power
*This Blog contains several entries that would be helpful to your chemistry classroom. Check out the Topic List to help you to find past Blog entries.
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Remember, buying a copy of the lab book Chemistry on a Budget can be very useful to your Chemistry classroom with labs and class article ideas.
Have a great Thanksgiving weekend!