This chemistry course is designed to teach students about the structure and properties of matter and the chemical reactions that matter undergoes. In this seminar, students will gain a solid understanding of the elements that comprise our universe and how those elements interact to create all of the substances on Earth. Students will use the scientific method to investigate the properties of matter, and through those investigations, students will develop problem-solving skills that will allow them to become self-directed learners. Using the scientific method, students will study chemical properties and reactions through a project-based approach to learning. As students gain a better understanding of the elements on Earth and the interactions that produce all of the substances on Earth, they will gain an appreciation for natural and man-made substances that play a major role in the world we live in.
Periodic Table of Elements:
Polyatomic Ion Games:
Chemical Bonding Games:
Chemical Bonding Simulation:
Chemical Bonds MiniQuiz:
Trends in the Periodic Table - Student Prezis:
Zach Lehman and Scott Montgomery:
Luc Pelligrino, Mollie Nigra, and Jair Cotton-Starr:
Lionel Fowler and Eric Eversbusch:
Tiona Henderson, Dominique Chambers, and Jeffery Marshall:
Devon Murphy, Davonnah Fullard, and Ebony Foreman:
Jaylynn Alston and Darren Eddin-Williams:
Chemistry in Industry Project:
Crime Scene Chemistry - The Cool Blue Light of Luminol
Saturated Solutions: Measuring Solubility
Potions and Lotions: Lessons in Cosmetic Chemistry
Race Your Marbles to Discover a Liquid's Viscosity
Polymer Absorbance: A Swell Project
The Chemistry of Clean: Make your own Soap to Study Soap Synthesis
Green Chemistry Project - Go Green Initiative Earth Day Project!
The Allegheny County Conservation District needs your help! Ever since the industrial revolution, the Allegheny, Ohio, and Monongahela rivers have been a targets for polution. Please visit the website below to learn more!
The Allegheny County Conservation District has asked us to define the problem we are facing and to come up with a solution. They will judge your submissions and select a winner. They have asked us to spread awareness by creating a Glog at edu.glogster.com. They have asked us to share our ideas for a possible solution to this growing problem and will submit our glogs to the Go Green Initiative Earth Day Contest. The deadline is April 30th, so there's no time like the present! Please visit the link below to learn more about the Go Green Initiative.