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Lesson Plans (8) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (2) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Informational Materials (4) Textual information containing useful facts or information.
Interactives/Games (7) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (5) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Teacher Tools (1) An extensive set of online resource tools teachers can use to enhance student learning or increase teacher productivity often useful across grade levels and/or subject areas (Aligned to professional learning standards instead of content standards).


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Subject: Mathematics (8), or Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (K - 5)
Title: Show Me The Money
Description: Just what is a penny worth? Students explore various websites or printed fact sheet investigating the history and changes in density of pre- and post- 1982 pennies. They will also research the current price of copper and zinc and compare the ratios or pre and post 1982 pennies. Students then complete a hands-on lab experiment to determine the mass, volume, and density of pre and post 1982 pennies. Students determine if the pennies are worth saving?


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Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: PERIODICally Used Elements
Description: This lesson explores the various uses of elements in the periodic table.  Students will be assigned an element to research.  They will then present its uses and atomic information to the class.


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Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Periodic Table of Poetic Elements
Description: Each student will create a poem about an element on the periodic table. The poems will be placed in the appropriate "square" to create a large periodic table wall hanging. This project will require the collaborative work of several classes to create a complete periodic table.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Chemistry is Colorful!!!
Description: In this lesson, students are introduced to the 5 major types of chemical reactions. Each reaction type will be analyzed and specific examples will be noted. Students will then perform a lab investigation which includes each of the different reaction types.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Mathematics (9 - 12), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: Discovering Earth's History
Description: This lesson introduces the basic principles that are used to interpret geologic time. It associates the relationships between the rock record and historical events that created the landforms on our planet. It explains how the rock record can be interpreted by geologists.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project, funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Mathematics (9 - 12), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: Minerals
Description: The students will gain information on the 5 characteristics of minerals. The information can be related to nonrenewable resources. This lesson should facilitate discussion on the difference in precious gems and semi-precious gems.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Emission Spectrum
Description: We will reintroduce the students to the electromagnetic spectrum and visible light. We will talk about the states of electrons(ground and excited). The teacher will show a video link (Electrons in Atoms). We will then preform the science in motion lab "Excited Elements."This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Health
Title: Zapping Fish     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about why fish generally are not electrocuted when lightning strikes the water they are swimming in. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Who Is Dmitri Mendeleev?
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This brief tutorial provides information into who created the original periodic table of elements. 


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Subject: Health
Title: Zapping Fish     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about why fish generally are not electrocuted when lightning strikes the water they are swimming in. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Podcasts


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Chemical Bonds: Covalent vs. Ionic
http://www.youtube.c...
Paul Anderson differentiates between covalent and ionic bonds, and shows how to use electronegativity to determine whether bonds are ionic, polar covalent, or nonpolar covalent.

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Just How Small is an Atom?
http://www.ted.com/t...
TED Ed video on the atom comparing it to common day objects giving students a general idea of how small an atom is. Video is 5:28 minutes long. Under the video is a link for "View the full TED-Ed lesson" which has a quiz and additional deep thinking.

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Chemistry 301: The Development of the Atomic Theory
http://www.gpb.org/c...
This is GPB Television Podcast. This Podcast is on the development of the Atomic Theory

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Chemistry 302: The Structure of the Atom
http://www.gpb.org/c...
This is GPB Television Podcast. This Podcast is on the structure of an atom.

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Chemistry 304: Electron Distributions
http://www.gpb.org/c...
This is a GPB Television Podcast. This Podcast is on Electron Distribution.

Informational Materials


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Interactive Online Periodic Table of Elements
http://www.webelemen...
Click on any element in The WebElements Periodic Table for information such as examples, images, and description of the elements.

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General Chemistry Online
http://antoine.frost...
This website, presented by the Chemistry Department at Frostburg State University, contains information and resources for those studying chemistry. Some of the features include a database of chemical compounds, lecture notes, tutorials, a glossary, and a chemistry trivia quiz.

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Chemistry: Periodic Table and More
http://www.chemicool...
Interactive periodic table that gives detailed information about each element.

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It's Elemental - The Periodic Table of Elements
http://education.jla...
This site provides a printable periodic table with information on each element, interactive games, puzzles, and activities.

Interactives/Games


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Interactive Online Periodic Table of Elements
http://www.webelemen...
Click on any element in The WebElements Periodic Table for information such as examples, images, and description of the elements.

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Making Sense of Science
http://www.bayerus.c...
This is a student interactive using the periodic table. This can be used with Physical Science and Chemistry.

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General Chemistry Online
http://antoine.frost...
This website, presented by the Chemistry Department at Frostburg State University, contains information and resources for those studying chemistry. Some of the features include a database of chemical compounds, lecture notes, tutorials, a glossary, and a chemistry trivia quiz.

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Chemistry: Periodic Table and More
http://www.chemicool...
Interactive periodic table that gives detailed information about each element.

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It's Elemental - The Periodic Table of Elements
http://education.jla...
This site provides a printable periodic table with information on each element, interactive games, puzzles, and activities.

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Electron Atomic and Molecular Orbitals
http://www.colorado....
This website allows students to click on elements from Hydrogen to Krypton to help learn the electron atomic and molecular orbitals. This site is interactive and requires flashplayer.

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Rutherford Scattering Model
http://phet.colorado...
The interactive tool demonstrates how Rutherford figured out the structure of the atom without being able to see it. Teachers and students can simulate the famous experiment in which he disproved the Plum Pudding model of the atom by observing alpha particles bouncing off atoms and determining that they must have a small core.

Learning Activities


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Making Sense of Science
http://www.bayerus.c...
This is a student interactive using the periodic table. This can be used with Physical Science and Chemistry.

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General Chemistry Online
http://antoine.frost...
This website, presented by the Chemistry Department at Frostburg State University, contains information and resources for those studying chemistry. Some of the features include a database of chemical compounds, lecture notes, tutorials, a glossary, and a chemistry trivia quiz.

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The Phantom's Portrait Parlor: Mighty Molecules
http://www.miamisci....
Explore principles of atoms and matter in this classroom activity from the Miami Museum of Science. In this activity, students will construct models of molecules. They will show the chemical formula for each of the molecules they construct.

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Chemistry: Periodic Table and More
http://www.chemicool...
Interactive periodic table that gives detailed information about each element.

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A Chemical Jigsaw Puzzle
http://www.harmsy.fr...
A printable tool that helps students visually manipulate the way that chemicals interact with each other.

Teacher Tools


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Just How Small is an Atom?
http://www.ted.com/t...
TED Ed video on the atom comparing it to common day objects giving students a general idea of how small an atom is. Video is 5:28 minutes long. Under the video is a link for "View the full TED-Ed lesson" which has a quiz and additional deep thinking.

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