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Periodic Table

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Periodic Table on a taxi by geofones on flickr

We need to get to know the Periodic Table very well.  To help us we will use the following resources (thanks Mr Goodman!) and this linkThis site will also be invaluable to recap what we talk about in class.

mendeleev

The_periodic_table

patterns in PT

And here is a homework assignment for you.  PT_scavenger_hunt

We will talk about trends and patterns in the periodic table, specifically Group 1 (alkali metals) and Group 7 (halogens).  We will make observations about reactions of the alkali metals with water.  Li and Na we can do in class, but for the more reactive elements we’ll have to be content with watching this video.

Atomic structure

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Sodium2 by Mrs. Pugliano on flickr

We’ll kick off our new unit on STRUCTURES by looking at the structure of the the atom.  YOU KNOW THIS STUFF ALREADY so the first part will be a recap, then we’ll go beyond the material you covered in Grade 8.

Here’s the presentation we will use in class: KS4 The atom

And here are some practice worksheets to see if you have understood the concepts.  DO THEM! struc of atoms1   basic at struc

This is a useful resource to help you get up to speed with these ideas.

More resources: A Few Definitions   Atomic Structure Projections

Elements_compounds_or_mixtures

It’s testing time!

Friday, September 25th, 2009

You’ve all been asking, pleading, begging for another assessment.  Well, the good news is, you have one coming up next week – YEAH! 

Block H students will take it on THURSDAY 1st OCTOBER. 

Block D students will take it on FRIDAY 2nd OCTOBER.

Look through your notes from class, and go back through all the blog posts on atomic structure, the Periodic Table, electron configuration, metals vs non-metals, ionic and covalent bonding, Lewis structures, writing formulae, balancing equations et al.

COME AND SEE ME DURING TUTORIALS if you need help.

New Glogster homework!

Thursday, September 10th, 2009
Hydrogen from wikimedia commons

Hydrogen from wikimedia commons

Hooray!  You did such a good job on the first glogster assignment, your teachers have decided to give you another one.

Each student will be given ONE element from the periodic table.  Your task is to produce a glogster poster with information about that element.  The kinds of things to include are:

atomic structure, mass number, uses, reactivity, state, colour, etc

Remember to include pictures and images as well as text.

We will put up your posters in the shape of the periodic table outside room 1090/1091.  We’ll use the same rubric as last time to assess this.

Periodic Table

Friday, September 4th, 2009
PeriodicTable from wisegorilla.com

PeriodicTable from wisegorilla.com

We have, and will continue, to look at the Periodic Table.  Make sure you bring the paper version you were given in class with you to every lesson.  It is an important document.

Here are some resources that may be useful.  Read through the notes, and say thanks to Mr. Boulton for producing them, (with a little help from wikipedia). Classification of Elements   Comparison of groups in the periodic table

Here is the link to the video demonstrating what happens when you mix the more reactive alkali metals with water.  We will do Li and Na in class, but nothing quite as exciting as this!

Have a great no homework weekend 🙂