Hon Chemistry 9-24-13 Elements & Intro to the Periodic Table

(Okay this is weird! The post from yesterday evaporated!! So here goes again….)

HON CHEMISTRY – Wow! Do you realize what we just did?!? We finished the chapter!!! Here’s the last lecture from chapter 1 – an overview of the elements and intro to the periodic table. Did you feel like it was mostly review?

How is the element handbook search going? You will be responsible for that information – both search 1 & 2, on the test. On the first part, tell enough to show what distinguishes that element as the type that it is, and also anything particularly unusual about the element, but don’t go into minute detail – just the main facts.

Hey, have you had a chance to check out the chapter 1 study suggestion sheet? Let me know if there is anything you need help with before the test! (And you’re still learning the symbols of the elements, right?!?)
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HON CHEMISTRY 9-24-13 Overview of Periodic Table from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

flickr photo by pastaboy sleeps

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Chemistry – s, p, d & f-Block Elements

CHEMISTRY: Wow! There’s a ton of interesting and important stuff to know about the elements! To make things a bit easier for you, I’ve consolidated the notes on each block into three separate vodcasts. Don’t forget to pay close attention to properties (physical & chemical), occurrence, and uses.

As you are studying, make sure you go back and practice figuring out the period, block, group, and type of element from the electron configuration. And don’t forget the topics I asked you to research for yourself: the nitrogen cycle, the role of transition metals in gemstones (know colors and elements), the role of transition metals in alloys (know names, elements and uses), where the phrase “mad as a hatter” comes from, and the symptoms of mercury poisoning and why you should be careful if you eat a lot of fish. Check out the Chapter 5 Stuff to Know sheet for more.

If you want to see some really interesting videos on some of the more “explosive” elements, check out this link – http://periodicvideos.com/

s-Block elements:

p-Block elements:

d & f-Block elements

Chemistry 1-31-12 Blocks of the Periodic Table

CHEMISTRY: Great job playing with blocks today! Did you realize there was such incredible organization on the periodic table? And are you starting to get the hang of using the location of elements to tell what the electron configuration is? Now you know how I did it! Tomorrow, let’s take it a step further. πŸ™‚


Cartoon by Nick D. Kim, lab-initio.com

Hon Chemistry 1-26-12 s-block Elements

HON CHEMISTRY: Here are the notes on the elements of the s-block – everything from bananas, to bones, signal flares to street lights. Don’t forget to pay close attention to properties (physical & chemical), occurence, and uses. If you want to see some really interesting videos on some of the more “explosive” elements, check out this link – http://periodicvideos.com/

And guess what I found out today – chalk isn’t really chalk! I mean, just like pencil lead isn’t really lead, blackboard chalk isn’t made of calcium carbonate anymore, it’s made of calcium sulfate (commonly called gypsum) instead. Who knew!

Hon Chemistry 1-25-12 Periods & Block of the Periodic Table

HON CHEMISTRY: Isn’t the periodic table an amazing thing? It will surely prove to be a very valuable tool for you! Are you starting to get the hang of using electron configuration to determine the ID of an element, and vice versa?

And what about Noble gas notation? This vodcast from last year will go back and explain how you were able to figure it out using the periodic table. Don’t forget, practice, practice!

Hon Chemistry 1-24-12 History of the Periodic Table

HON CHEMISTRY: From Tuesday, here’s the brief, brief intro we did on the history of the periodic table – right before you started pretending to be Mendeleev. πŸ™‚

We missed you Candice. Happy new baby in your family!


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Chemistry 9-30-11 Elements & Intro to the Periodic Table

Well, here’s the last lecture from chapter 1 – an overview of the elements and intro to the periodic table. I don’t think I’ve talked so fast in a long time – And I wasn’t even here! Did you feel like it was mostly review? Let me know how the element handbook search is going. Tell enough, but don’t go into minute detail – just the main facts.

Hey, have you had a chance to check out the Chap 1 Study Suggestions sheet? Let me know if there is anything you need help with before the test on Friday! (BTW – click on the name to open the Chap 1 Study Suggestions sheet.


flickr photo by Fatty Tuna

Hon Chemistry 9-22 and 23-11 Elements & Intro to the Periodic Table

HON CHEMISTRY – Two days in one! Well, not really, but since we’ve had a crazy couple of homecoming schedule days(AND YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED SOMETHING!), I’m posting a lesson that has all the info in one. So…..here’s the last lecture from chapter 1 – an overview of the elements and intro to the periodic table. Did you feel like it was mostly review? Let me know how the element handbook search is going. Both 1 and 2 are due Monday. Watch the end of the vodcast if you have any questions about how much info to include. Tell enough, but don’t go into minute detail – just the main facts.

Hey, have you had a chance to check out the chapter 1 study suggestion sheet? Let me know if there is anything you need help with before the test on Tuesday! (And you’re still learning the symbols of the elements, right?!?) πŸ™‚


flickr photo by pastaboy sleeps