Immersion Program for Chemistry July 2020
This page will contain electronic versions of many of the resources used in class.
The Introduction Booklet can be found by clicking here
Lesson 2 - Creating a presentation to give to the class
For more information relating to the presentation project click below depending on your topic:
Topic 1 States of matter
Topic 9 Group 4 elements
Topic 6 Energy
Topic 5 Electrochemistry
Topic 14 Oil
Topic 7 Chemical Reactions
For an electronic version of the presentation project's peer assessment questionnaire, click here.
Lesson 5: Is radiation good or bad?
Poster project in groups of 2 to 6. Create a poster that looks at a specific type of radiation and analyses if that radiation is good or bad. Ideas to possibly consider is UV light, which can cause skin cancer, Radiotherapy which can cure cancer, nuclear waste, nuclear energy, nuclear war, x-rays, radio waves, microwaves (used for mobile phones
For ideas on different ways to present information, look at The Periodic Table of Visualisation, by clicking here
For videos about radiation, click here
For 4 essays on radiochemistry by the Royal Society for Chemistry, click here
For a wide variety of articles that go well beyond the syllabus but should be accessible and could be of interest, click here.
To learn more about chemistry from the world's most prestigious science and chemistry societies visit these pages:
The Royal Society (from the UK, Newton, Darwin, and others were all members; interesting but their audience is active scientists)
To Royal Society of Chemistry (Much less exclusive, and newer than the society above, but much more accessible to students)
Royal Institute (They have worked to popularize science with for in London since 1800 with their world-famous lectures)
National Academy of Science (The US version of the Royal Society)
National Academy of Science - Science and Entertainment Exchange (US outreach program that tries to make science more entertaining)
The Nobel Prize Organisation (The world's version of the Royal Society)
Lesson 6: The Periodic Table of elements
Powerpoint presentation (the videos are below) of the different groups in the periodic table, click here. For the worksheet, click here
For the videos of the different elements see below, (or if you have access, you can see the whole library of videos about the periodic table by clicking here) :
Lesson 7: Metals, non-metals, and metalloids
For a good video on how silicon actually works, here's the youtube version (which will have subtitles), or if you click here for a version without subtitles that doesn't need a VPN.
For the worksheet about categorising elements into metals, metalloids and non-metals, click here.
Lesson 8: Delivering the presentation
Your presentation will be graded based on how well your group's presentation matches these key aspects of a good presentation of science, which can be found by clicking here.
Lesson 9: Who gets to decide what Chemistry is? And feedback on the course.
To find out more about the most important organisation in Chemistry, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC, they decide things like the names of new elements), click here.
For the worksheet about where on Earth different elements are names after, click here.