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A brief periodic table trends activity for high school and genchem college students to learn about the 5 trends of the periodic table: ionization energy, electron affinity, metallic character, atomic radius, and electronegativity.
Isabella's 6th Birthday: Lots of Fabulous Scientist Party Ideas!
Is your mad scientist itching for a fabulous party? Find lots of inexpensive, fun, & easy science party ideas for both boys & girls at One Project Closer.
Decision Trees to review chemical compounds
Don't let students struggle with naming compounds! Teach them to create a decision tree and watch their understanding grow.
Let me take a minute to take you back to May of last school year. As you can imagine, the end of the year is hectic. My third grade team would meet for an hour twice a week to go over report cards, end of the year activities, field trips, class lists, and purchase orders. Because I was the chairperson for third grade, I was in charge of leading the meetings and filling out the necessary paperwork. Ok, purchase orders. My teammates and I sat down and opened those gigantic vendor catalogs…
Homer-ostasis - Critical Thinking/problem Solving Skills, Collaboration Skills, Self-Monitoring And Self-Direction Skills
Keep the level, color and temperature the same in a leaky cup of yellow water - maintain homeostasis to keep 'Homer' alive! Homeostasis is traditionally a tricky concept to teach. This is a memorable and successful way to finally get this central need of life across to students with a fun challenge. It's tried and tweaked, easy to resource and links the lab to the way their bodies work. It can work as the starting activity to any level of physiology course, within the characteristics of life…
How to draw Bohr Diagrams – a step by step tutorial
I updated the Google Slides and worksheet for my lesson on drawing Bohr Diagrams. This lesson will walk your students through the basics on how to draw a Bohr Diagram for the first 20 elements on the periodic table. I also created a simple worksheet for students to record their drawings and do independent practice.…
Organic Macromolecule Flowchart
This organic macromolecule flowchart walks the student through a series of questions to identify the 4 main organic molecules: carbohydrates, lipids (saturated and unsaturated), proteins and nucleic acids. Especially for students who struggle with organization and need concrete steps and scaffolding...
Free Periodic Table of Elements Notebooking Pages
Download a 20-page set of chemistry notebooking pages - includes periodic chart, labeling the atom, science experiment pages, and more.
The atomic theory of matter tells us that a gas is made up of tiny particles called atoms (or molecules, which are combinations of atoms), which are constantly in motion, smashing into each other and the walls of whatever container they might be in. Here is a highly visual model of this idea.