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The Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures Elements in Pictures and Words (2 pages) Elements in Pictures (1 page) Print at letter size (11x8.5 in) or poster size. Buy poster This pictorial periodic table is colorful, fun, and packed with information. In addition to the element's name, symbol, and atomic number, each element box has a drawing of one of the element's main human uses or natural occurrences.

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Lesson Plans Chapter 1: Matter—Solids, Liquids, and Gases Students are introduced to the idea that matter is composed of atoms and molecules that are attracted to each other and in constant motion. Students explore the attractions and motion of atoms and molecules as they experiment with and observe the heating and cooling of a solid, liquid, and gas. Chapter 2: Changes of State Students help design experiments to test whether the temperature of water affects the rate of evaporation and whether the temperature of water vapor affects the rate of condensation.

Tabletop Whale Hi guys! My name is Eleanor and I'm a self-employed artist from Seattle. This blog post is the first installment of what will hopefully be a year-long infographic design project. I've always been into biology and design, so I'm taking a year off after college to see if I can combine the two with at least marginal success. It's more of an experiment than anything else, so feel free to leave comments about what works, what doesn't, and what might be scientifically incorrect despite my best efforts. I spend a lot of time trying to make these infographics accurate (for this post I read a 468 page textbook and used over 200 other sources) but naturally I'm not an expert in every subject I write about.

Earth - The physics that tells us what the Universe is made of Science writer and astrophysicist Adam Becker explains what the Universe is made of to BBC Earth's Michael Marshall and Melissa Hogenboom, with help from the animators at Pomona Pictures. Heat and Temperature A melting ice cube on a plate. Knowing the difference between heat and temperature is important. It can lead to a clearer understanding of energy.

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Rocks and Minerals Resources Don't forget to use eBates to earn cash back for all your holiday shopping! Tori has always loved rocks. She has said for years that she wants to be a geologist when she grows up. We always look for ways to expose her to rocks and minerals when we travel – with fun field trips, museums, and activities. I created this list of fun activities we have loved to use to learn about geology. My kids really love these monthly themed Calendar Connections with fun science and history facts. Earth's Water Cycle 1. Discuss how much water the ocean contains. Display the MapMaker Interactive and make sure students can all identify which areas are land and which are ocean. Ask: Does the Earth have more land, or more ocean? Students should notice that there is more ocean than land.

Monitoring the Earth from Space with SeaWiFS 2: Why study the oceans from space? Before we jump into the main subject of this presentation, it might be helpful to understand how we have learned what we know about the oceans in the past and how we are doing this today. Being an oceanographer and working for NASA has more often than not seriously confused people. My standard reply when asked what an oceanographer is doing at NASA is to say that I study the oceans from space. At that point, people generally shake their heads and look at me in a very puzzled way and ask "why do you have to launch a satellite to study the oceans? Chemistry Laboratory Safety Rules Some rules are NOT made to be broken. That is true of the rules used in a chemistry lab. They are really, truly for your safety and not your humiliation. Follow the instructions given by your instructor or lab manual.Don't start a lab until you know all of the steps, from start to finish.