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Periodic Table Battleship I have posted a lot about Chemistry lately. My oldest has been studying it and really enjoying it. I love his science-y mind! Sighting Opportunity How do I Spot The Station? What does all this sighting information mean? Time is when the sighting opportunity will begin in your local time zone. All sightings will occur within a few hours before or after sunrise or sunset. This is the optimum viewing period as the sun reflects off the space station and contrasts against the darker sky.

Magic Rainbow Toothpick Star - The Stem Laboratory This super simple but oh-so-magical kids’ science experiment had my kiddos mesmerized and was a fun way to learn about capillary action. Stock up on toothpicks because this trick will have little scientists begging you to do it again and again! It’s the perfect compliment to our Super Cool Science Kit. 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. If you have seven protons, neutrons, and electrons, you will have a nitrogen (N) atom. The atoms for each element are unique, even though they are all made of similar subatomic parts.

The Compound Interest 2015 Advent Calendar The Compound Interest 2015 Advent CalendarCompound Interest2015-12-05T23:46:46+00:00 Starting from 1st December, there’s going to be a new graphic every day until Christmas; so even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, it’s a good excuse to get a daily chemistry fix. Click on one of the numbered benzene-flakes to go to the respective day’s mini graphic! Corkboard Connections: Hands-on Water Cycle Fun! Now that I'm retired, I often miss working with children; children are my inspiration and the classroom is my laboratory! Recently I accepted a position at a local school to work with kids during their year round intersession program, and I had the pleasure of teaching science to 5th graders for 3 days. I had a wonderful time teaching them about the water cycle and weather, especially since I was able to incorporate a hands-on activity and an exciting demonstration into our lessons. One activity was adapted from a terrific idea shared with me by Pat Calfee, a former elementary teacher who is now an educational consultant. When Pat was teaching 2nd grade, she used plastic rotisserie chicken containers to have her students create mini water cycles. Because 5th graders need to know the full water cycle including transpiration and run-off, we modified our mini water cycles slightly.

20 incredible shots showing the awesome beauty of our universe ’Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.’ This is what Immanuel Kant said in the 18th century. Observing the starry sky really does make us feel truly humbled and tiny. 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. The new elements were added after the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) reviewed scientific studies published by teams of researchers in the United States, Japan, and Russia. The committee deemed that the researchers had “met the criteria for discovery,” as the press release notes, which essentially means that the researchers were able to create them in the lab, if only fleetingly.

ChemDoodle Mobile Draw chemical structures. View 3D. Generate IUPAC names. Calculate properties. Simulate NMR. If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system Mercury Venus Earth You Are Here Moon How to See the Hunter’s Supermoon This Weekend Sky-watchers are gearing up for a super-sized moon that will grace evening skies this Sunday, October 16. The so-called hunter’s supermoon kicks off a lunar triple play happening over the next three months. This month’s full moon is known in North America as the hunter’s moon. 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 An artist's illustration shows element 117, which has now been officially added to the periodic table of the elements. For now, they're known by working names, like ununseptium and ununtrium — two of the four new chemical elements whose discovery has been officially verified.

February 20 - On This Day in Chemistry He predicted the existence of the noble gases before they were discovered. He was also interested in thermochemistry, measuring the heat produced from around 3,500 chemical reactions. Related Resources Scientix Works SHORTCUTS ⇒ e-BookEMINENTOnline debatesPamphletsPostersPress cornerpublicationsvideos 12 November 2015: Can teachers educate and inspire tomorrow’s innovators to foster skills for an innovative society?19 November 2015: The ideal science classroom/methodology for inspiring 11-14 year olds?2 December 2015: Collaboration in STEM education

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