Periodic Table Mystery By Chuck Roser, Retired Chemistry Instructor North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics National Science Education Standards Grades 9–12 (HU2—Evidence and Models, HB2—Structure and Properties of Matter) Just How Small Is an Atom? - Jonathan Bergmann Whether we’re zooming in to the wavelength of a gamma ray or zooming out to the size of a galaxy, it can be difficult to wrap our heads around the big numbers we’re measuring—like nanometers (10-9meters) or gigameters (109). Take a look at these efforts to represent big numbers. What are the strengths of each? How would you represent a large number (like a gigameter)? Elements & Periodic Table Now we're getting to the heart and soul of the way the Universe works. You know that a generic atom has some protons and neutrons in the nucleus and some electrons zipping around in orbitals. When those pieces start combining in specific numbers, you can build atoms with recognizable traits. If you have eight protons, neutrons and electrons, you will have an oxygen (O) atom.
Chapter 4: The Periodic Table & Bonding Skip Navigation Middle School Chemistry big ideas about the very small The Energy Story - Introduction Energy is one of the most fundamental parts of our universe. We use energy to do work. Energy lights our cities. Four New Elements Added To The Periodic Table Enlarge The periodic table of the elements Scientists just filled in a few gaps in the periodic table of elements. Elements with atomic numbers 113, 115, 117, and 118 have been added to the periodic table.
Digging for Rare Earths: The Mines Where iPhones Are Born MOUNTAIN PASS, Calif. -- About 60 miles southwest of Las Vegas, in a mine some 500 feet deep, the beginnings of an iPhone come to life. But the sleek, shiny iPhone is far, far removed from the rocks pulled out of this giant hole, which looks like a deep crater on the moon. A very deep crater. The ground is covered with rust-colored boulders, rocks, and pebbles. The walls etched with striations in varying shades of black, are notched, every 75 feet or so, creating steps that only a giant could use to climb out of the pit. The Photosynthesis Cycle" The Earth's atmosphere is mostly composed of nitrogen. Oxygen makes up just 21 percent of the air we breathe. Carbon dioxide, argon, ozone, water vapor and other gasses make up a tiny portion of it, as little as 1 percent. These gasses probably came from several processes as the Earth evolved and grew as a planet.
4 New Elements Are Added To The Periodic Table An artist's illustration shows element 117, which has now been officially added to the periodic table of the elements. Kwei-Yu Chu/LLNL hide caption toggle caption Kwei-Yu Chu/LLNL You know that the transition metals provide little help in defining trends, so why include them? Kids not confused enough? To be fair, however, a number of charts DO exclude them, so it's nothing original. 2. Alkaline Metals and Halogens just an element apart; At the other end of the familiarity scale, this is probably the most unique and best application of my Trends Chart - wrapping the ends together so the most giving and the most needy elements are just a step apart when showing the major operatve factor of electron affinity.
The Earth and Beyond Welcome to The Earth and Beyond Hello, my name is Tim O'Brien. I'm an astronomer working at The University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory. As an astronomer my job is to try and understand how the universe works and my main interest is why some stars explode - more about this later! I also get to visit lots of schools and share amazing facts with children and teachers about the Sun, Earth and Moon, the stars and planets, and the Universe as we know it! Now, in the Children’s University, I can share the excitement with you.
What Rare Earths Are Locked in Your Cell Phone? Every time I see a commercial for a new cell phone, I feel a bit nauseous. I love a new cell phone just like the next person, but because of my training as a materials scientist, I feel like a worker in a sausage factory. Cell phones, like sausages, may be great, but you don’t really want to know what it takes to make them. Our lust for new devices isn’t sustainable, at least not yet. Some of the key materials used to make them, mainly rare earth elements, are in tight supply, in part because the primary source of rare earths are mines in one country, China.
Making Molecules - eLearning, Cal Poly Pomona University This simulation provides practice in building Lewis Dot Structures from atoms and ionic compounds from the component ions. Small screen devices such as tablets and smartphones are not recommended for this simulation. The Molecular Builder tab contains two different modes: The Elements Revealed: An Interactive Periodic Table In the October 2011 issue of Scientific American, we celebrate the International Year of Chemistry. Learn more about its impact on our daily lives in our Special Report. UPDATED: 06/18/2013 In honor of the 2013 Lindau meeting, which focuses on chemistry, we have updated our interactive periodic table with links to Nature Chemistry's In Your Element essay series. Each essay tells the story of a particular element, often describing its discovery, history and eventual uses. Main Sources & More to Explore: