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 – physical and chemical properties, where it can be found, what it’s used for, anything particularly unusual about the element, but don’t go into minute detail – just the main facts. You for sure don’t have to copy information from all the tables in the book.
Another very important resource for the Element Handbook Search (and for the TEST!!) are video clips on copper, phosphorus, and silicon that a group of chemistry researchers have put together at www.periodicvideos.com. The information on these video clips will be on the test.
Speaking of the test, have you had a chance to check out the chapter 1 study suggestion sheet on Edline? 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?!?)