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Hands-on chemistry comes home Science is one of those topics that just has to be experienced to be understood. When I was a public elementary school teacher, I truly saw the importance of hands-on activities where science was concerned. For kids to be able to connect to what is truly magical about the world around us, they have to feel it, touch it, and experiment with it. Finding ways to come up with experiments to perform, and the money to do it, is harder to do than it sounds. All of these factors add up to a need for convenient, expert science tools that parents can implement at home and kids can have fun doing. Convenient Chemistry at Home I recently got a behind-the-scenes look at MEL Science, a company that offers an interactive chemistry experiment subscription service that pairs the best of hands-on learning with mobile technology. 38 (!!) The company was founded by a small group of self-proclaimed “science geeks” who saw the need for better at-home science options when they had children of their own.

Teach Yourself Chemistry By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated December 02, 2014. Chemistry is a logical science. You can master the essential concepts yourself. You can study these concepts in any order, but it's probably best to start from the top and work your way down, since many concepts build on understanding units, conversion and how atoms and molecules interact. Introduction to Chemistry: Learn about what chemistry is, what chemists do, and why you would want to study this science. Units & Measurements: Get a handle on the metric system and the commom units used in chemistry. The Scientific Method: Scientists, including chemists, are systematic about the way they study the world. The Elements: Elements are a basic building block of matter. The Periodic Table: The Periodic Table is a way elements can be organized, based on their similar properties. continue reading below our video Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Atoms and Ions: Atoms are single units of an element. How To Learn Chemistry FAST!

15 Awesome Chemistry GIFs You don’t need to watch Breaking Bad to know that chemistry is pretty awesome. Below, we explore our favorite 15 chemistry GIFs and the science behind them (when we could figure it out): Melting Metal With Magnets The Science: The copper wire has a significant amount of AC electricity running through it, causing it to act like a really strong electromagnet. In the metal slug, eddy currents form due to the magnetic field the copper wire is causing while the copper wire has high frequency AC flowing through it. Orange LED Light In Liquid Nitrogen The Science: When an LED is immersed in liquid nitrogen, the electrons lose a lot of thermal energy, even when the light isn’t turned on. Awesome Chemistry GIFs: Heating Mercury Thiocyanate Hydrogen Peroxide Catalyzed By Potassium Iodide

The Study of Matter Activities Distinguish between chemical and physcial changes with this "Changes in Matter" activity. Prepare unknown samples of heterogeneous mixtures, homogeneous mixtures (solutions), and pure substances, then use this "Classifying Chemicals Using Properties" activity. It includes an evaluation in PDF form. American Chemical Society Chemistry Teaching Resources - Gordon Watson - Kelso High School - Welcome ChemCollective SCIENCE! | THE SCIENCE BLOG FOR THE ORANGE TRACK General Chemistry Interactive Simulations Chapter 2 Periodic Table Coulomb's Law Names and Formulas of Ionic Compounds Chapter 3 Compounds, Molecules, and Moles Limiting Reactants Chapter 4 Acid Ionization Solubility of Ionic Compounds The pH Scale Titrations Chapter 5 Calorimetry Measuring Heats of Reaction Heat Transfer Between Substances Hess's Law Specific Heat Capacity Chapter 6 Atomic Absorbtion and Emission Planck's Equation Chapter 7 Atomic Electron Configurations Electron Configurations of Ions Atomic Orbital Energies Effective Nuclear Charge, Z* Electron Configurations 1 Paramagnetic and Diamagnetic Atoms Sizes of Atoms and Ions Chapter 8 Bond Energy and Delta H of Reaction Determining Electron Pair Geometry Determining Molecular Polarity Determining Molecular Shapes 1 Determining Molecular Shapes 2 Drawing Lewis Structures 1 Drawing Lewis Structures 2 Resonance Structures Chapter 9 Chapter Organic Addition Reactions of Alkenes Nomenclature of Alkanes Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18

Kemi blogg Units and Unit Conversions | The Cavalcade o' Chemistry On this page: What’s a unit?SI vs. Units, units, units. What’s a unit? Wiktionary says that a unit is “a standard measure of a quantity.” Units are the things you stick after a number that tell you how big something is, and does it in a way that everybody can understand. Units are widely accepted. Of course, it’s nice for everybody to agree on the same units before starting a project. SI vs. As you’ve probably heard, the units that you’ll need to be concerned with are the International System of units (abbreviated as SI because it comes from the French for “Le Système international d’unités“). Now, as an aside, let’s ask the big question many of you Americans are thinking right now: Why do we have to learn a different set of units? Here’s why people say that Imperial units are worse than SI units: It’s because these people don’t understand what they’re talking about. As a result, you need to learn SI units. What are the units we’re interested in? Meters (m) are used to measure length.

viviann New resources to support science education / Home - Science Online You are here: This section presents new resources in three areas of dynamic change possibilities for science education in New Zealand schools in order to develop science capabilities for citizenship as stated in the New Zealand Curriculum. The Ministry of Education endorsed this work to support the ongoing implementation of the science learning area of NZC. The resources show how to weave the Nature of Science strand and the key competencies into science teaching and learning. How can teachers help students develop science capabilities for citizenship? The idea of how science capabilities link directly to the key competencies of the New Zealand Curriculum is expanded on this page: Key competencies are clusters of capabilities 60+ new teaching resources show how to adapt existing resources to help students develop five science capabilities. How might digital technologies transform science education? Digital technologies have the potential to transform school science learning - but how?