Most departments are in the process of ordering materials for the 2016-2017 class year. The book Chemistry on a Budget contains inexpensive chemistry labs that could be useful. You can buy this lab book for $23 at amazon.com or lulu.com. Check it out!
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 purchased my lab book – be sure to check out Page 141 !
Past blog posts that may be useful at the end of the school year include:
-Final Exams – End of Year Preparation dated 06/08/2014
- Final Exams II dated 06/04/2015
- End of Year Reflection dated 06/14/2015
On 1/7/16 I reported about the discovery of 4 New Elements. Here’s a picture of a Periodic Table with the temporary symbols:
“The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has announced these proposed names:
- Nihonium and symbol Nh, for the element 113
- Moscovium and symbol Mc, for the element 115
- Tennessine and symbol Ts, for the element 117
- Oganesson and symbol Og, for the element 118
These elements have recently been named. Here is an IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) article that gives a brief overview of the origins of the name selections:
It might be a good article to assign for the beginning (or end) of your Periodic Table unit. I like how this discovery shows again that scientific knowledge is not “done” .
Here is a brief video clip (only 43 seconds) listing the names and their origins:
*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.
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