A must see: Information from Wikipedia, Webelements. Photos and videos for every element. Watch the short demo along the bottom bar to see all the possibilities, including the slider bar for the date of discovery. Switch between the standard and long (wide) forms.
If you need to blow up the table for showing details when projecting it, just hit <ctrl> plus + (Use the plus sign from the keypad.)
<ctrl> plus – reduces the size back to normal and smaller.. Make it small to show the full table go from short to long form and back again. Pretty cool.
There are endless project possibilities for students.
The Periodic Table of Videos(non-YouTube)
Could not get this to work in Southfield.
There’s a video for every element, even Uub (Copernicium). Listen to the discussion of the debate on the symbol for 112.
Use this videos as a class started. Do one a day.
This site has some excellent worksheets and teacher information about common chemistry misconceptions. AmyLou uses several of the available worksheets and finds them nice in helping students develop their concepts.
This site has an element symbol/spelling quiz feature. Students can select which elements they want to be quizzed on.
Alkali Metals in Water – For Real (For those with access to Discovery Education there are videos for these available.)
Hairspray Can Explodes (be sure to mute this, they swear a lot)
AP and even applicable to General Chem links from Jamie Benigna
Energy and the First law of Thermodynamics Go to Activity Link
Le Chatelier’s Principle and Extent of Reaction (Q vs. K)
Ksp and solubility
Simulation click either the “download” or “run now” button
Differentiating between Chemical and Physical Processes (Doesn’t work in Firefox.)
Intermolecular Forces and Energy in Intermolecular force
Dissolving click on “launch Activity”
Formation of Water Shells around Ions click on “launch Activity”
Other Good Resources
From the Connecticut Plastics Learning Center:
Mike continually updates this.
MoLE: Molecular Level Experiments in Chemistry
A 3-D molecular model viewer that can be used with both PCs and Macs (using OS 10) using open source J-Mol.
Virtual interactive labs, drill & practice and tutorials for science. Virtual hands on experiments involving lab equipment and problem solving.
PowerPoints, Worksheets, Demos, even a free CD.
Check this site out. Do some virtual chemistry.
A must have for formatting all those formulas.
Tim Graham’s Contribution
Kathy Kitzmann suggests using a glass/beaker filled with yellow water for the s-orbital and three vessels with blue water for the p-orbitals. Mix the four together in the “mystery” hybridization chamber (bigger vesseal) and pour out four green sp3-orbitals. The colors of the Flash animation match this demo.
A demo a day is unrealistic with our schedules, but if you have an LCD projector you can have a 5 minute demo almost every day and there are thousands of demo videos out there. Also helps to see how to set demos up and the desired results.
Need to get some worksheets or test questions…..there are teacher/course sites for that (some have permission already given and some should be contacted for permission).
Need a great animation for your PowerPoint……thousands are out there.
Some universities have entire courses online (including lecture video). If a DX/DI teacher is pressed into teaching chemistry, perhaps watching a few lectures will make more sense than reviewing their old notes so they are more comfortable teaching material they haven’t seen in years. Also great for AP students that have missed more than a few days…..have them watch a lecture or two to be brought up to speed.
Budget strapped….use household goods whenever possible to save some money.
Full-sized online general chemistry for engineer’s course at Texas A&M including VIDEO of all lectures, and lecture power point slides and lecture notes:
Lecture materials from several chemistry courses at Widener University:
Short Digital computer lectures from Chemistry I/II at Jackson Community College
All course info from freshman chemistry courses at University of Arkansas
Some topic-specific info from the chemistry department at the University of Akron
Assorted info from the University of Missouri-Bolla (decent flash tutorials):
Iowa State chemistry site (great computer animations/simulations)
Some old resources from a freshman chemistry I and II class at USC
General chemistry info sites from Purdue (lots of info and animations):
NOTE, some require an obscure browser plug-in (Chime) found here.
Chemistry programs and tutorials from the University of London:
A few tutorials from Ohio State University
Good assorted material from Mark Bishop at Monterey Peninsula College (he asks for donations if you regularly use his material from preparatory chemistry site):
Great chemistry web-based tools from St. Olaf College
A few computer simulations from Wake Forrest
VSPER website (Washington University in St. Louis):
Acid/Base/pH website from University of British Columbia
Decent chemistry class website from Virginia Tech
Great resources from University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Organic Chemistry Glossary
Miscellaneous chemistry sites:
Great links site with pix/summary for each site
Chemistry labs/demos using household chemicals: