CHEMISTRY: What a great beginning (and almost end!) to this chapter on the periodic table! How did you like this way of learning the information about the elements on the Periodic Table? I loved watching you learn to research some really cool stuff about the elements.
Here is the intro the the history of the periodic table and and intro the cLAB: Element Reverse Scavenger Hunt that we did when we very first began the chapter. In addition, I’ve spliced the brief intro notes that I gave you for each block onto this one vodcast. At the very end there is a question/answer session from one of the classes about some of the items in the cLAB.
On Monday I’ll give you a chance to go through the Element Reverse Scavenger Hunt before you turn it in and ask me about any of the elements/clues you might have questions about!
As you are studying for this chapter, make sure you go back and practice figuring out the period, block, group, and type of element from the electron configuration. Also, don’t forget the Chapter 5 Stuff to Know Sheet on Edline!!
To supplement your research, there are some really interesting videos with tons of useful information at this site: http://periodicvideos.com/
Some great videos to watch from the s-block for the test are potassium, magnesium, and calcium.
Some great videos to watch for the p-Block are carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, fluorine, and chlorine. http://periodicvideos.com/
Some great videos to watch from the d block are: copper and mercury. And there are other interesting ones you might like to watch just for fun!
Some great videos to watch from the f block are: neodymium, thorium, and uranium. Go pop some popcorn and have some movie time!
Chemistry: History of Periodic Table – Intro to Blocks from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.
flickr photo by Wolfram Burner