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Lesson Plans (14) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (1) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Assessments (1) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress.
Informational Materials (6) Textual information containing useful facts or information. Interactives/Games (17) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (10) 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 (2) 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: English Language Arts (9), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: The Relationship between Atomic Number, Atomic Radius, and Ionization Energy.
Description: Students will determine the relationship between atomic number and atomic size to see whether there is a definite pattern. This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.


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Subject: Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Who Wants to Know the Periodic Table?
Description: The purpose of the project is to help the students gain an in depth knowledge of the Periodic Table of Elements. The periodic table is the very backbone of chemistry. In order for the students to be successful in chemistry, they must be able to understand, apply, interpret and evaluate the Periodic Table of Elements. In order to successfully meet this goal, students must do more than merely write a paper or read the textbook. The project will require research, critical thinking, application of knowledge, evaluation of facts and data, creativity, and the use of technology.


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Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Rolling, Rolling, Rolling
Description: This activity allows students to review their knowledge of monatomic and polyatomic ions.  After rolling the ion dice, the students will write the correct chemical formula and name for the compound "rolled".This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.


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Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: "Electron"-ic Battleship
Description: The students will play a game of Battleship on the Periodic Table to review electron configuration of the elements.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.


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Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Burn Baby Burn!
Description: The students will review the concepts of electromagnetic spectrum, properties of light, and the transition from ground to excited state of electrons in atoms. In laboratory groups, the students will identify the characteristic light emitted by excited metallic ions and use their results to identify an unknown metallic ion. This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.  


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Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Creating a Life Form
Description: In this particular lesson, the students will create an unknown life form and planet. The creation of the life forms will begin at the chemical level and be explained throughout the levels of organization to the level of organism. The life form has to represent the basic characteristics of life such as reproduction, growth and development, response to stimuli, etc.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: Exploring the Halogens - Group 17 Elements
Description: In this lesson students will review the location of the halogens on the Periodic Table. In addition students will use a lab investigation to explore the chemical and physical properties of the elements in this group. 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: 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: 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: 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.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Science
Title: Dryer Sheets     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear how the old saying opposites attract relates to your laundry. Positively charged particles are attracted to negatively charged particles, which can cause static cling in clothing. 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: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Isotopes of Pennies     
Description: This Science NetLinks lesson, the first in a three-lesson series about isotopes, radioactive decay, and the nucleus, helps students build their understanding of the properties of matter. Specifically, it helps them understand that average atomic mass is not a simple average, but is weighted according to percent abundance. Before working on this lesson, students should be familiar with the periodic table and should have had some basic instruction in the following concepts: isotopes, mass number, and atomic number.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Radioactive Decay: A Sweet Simulation of Half-Life     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, the second lesson in a three-part series about isotopes, radioactive decay, and the nucleus, students are asked to simulate radioactive decay by pouring small candies and counting which candies fall with their manufacturer's mark down or up. The exercise they go through of predicting and successively counting the number of remaining '' mark-side up'' candies should help them understand that rates of decay of unstable nuclei can be measured, that the exact time that a certain nucleus will decay cannot be predicted, and that it takes a very large number of nuclei to find the rate of decay.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Carbon: Structure Matters     
Description: The purpose of this Science NetLinks lesson is to explore the molecular structure of matter and how it can affect the physical characteristics of a specific material.
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Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Thinkfinity Podcasts


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Subject: Science
Title: Dryer Sheets     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear how the old saying opposites attract relates to your laundry. Positively charged particles are attracted to negatively charged particles, which can cause static cling in clothing. 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: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Web Resources


Podcasts


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Drawing Lewis Dot Diagrams
http://www.youtube.c...
Paul Anderson demonstrates how to draw Lewis dot diagrams for individual atoms, and how those electrons form covalent bonds in molecules.

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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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History of the Atom
http://www.youtube.c...
Paul Anderson takes students on a tour through the history of the development of modern atomic theory.

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Atoms and the Periodic Table
http://www.youtube.c...
Paul Anderson shows how to use the periodic table to determine the structure of an atom of an element.

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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 303: Electrons in the Atom
http://www.gpb.org/c...
This is a GBP Television Podcast. This Podcast is about Electron in the 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.

Assessments


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Intramolecular Forces
http://highered.mcgr...
Students label the particles and forces in and between water molecules. Immediate feedback is provided to the students.

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.

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Chemistry Timeline
http://www.rsc.org/c...
Students enter dates to search for items in the history of chemistry.

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Atoms and the Periodic Table
http://www.youtube.c...
Paul Anderson shows how to use the periodic table to determine the structure of an atom of an element.

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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Science Games
http://mint.ua.edu/g...
A collection of science games from the Center for Materials for Information Technology.

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Interactive Periodic Table of Elements
http://www.webelemen...
Students can interact with the Periodic Table of Elements at this website.

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Chemistry Timeline
http://www.rsc.org/c...
Students enter dates to search for items in the history of chemistry.

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Mixed Reception - A Chemistry Murder Mystery
http://chemcollectiv...
Students use scientific method and chemistry knowledge to solve a mysterious death. Requires Flash Player and QuickTime, OR you may request a free cd of the activity and classroom materials for offline use.

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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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Molecular Shapes
http://phet.colorado...
This interactive tool allow students to explore molecule shapes by building molecules in 3D. They see how molecule shape changes with different numbers of bonds and electron pairs. The interactive tool can be manipulated by adding single, double or triple bonds and lone pairs to the central atom. **Requires Javascript.

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Molecule Shapes
http://phet.colorado...
Explore molecule shapes by building molecules in 3D! How does molecule shape change with different numbers of bonds and electron pairs? Find out by adding single, double or triple bonds and lone pairs to the central atom. Then, compare the model to real molecules!

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Build an Atom
http://phet.colorado...
Build an atom out of protons, neutrons, and electrons, and see how the element, charge, and mass change. Then play a game to test your ideas!

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Intramolecular Forces
http://highered.mcgr...
Students label the particles and forces in and between water molecules. Immediate feedback is provided to the students.

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When is a molecule polar?
http://phet.colorado...
Polarity is a physical property of compounds which relates other physical properties such as melting and boiling points, solubility, and inter-molecular interactions between molecules. Use this interactive website to change the electronegativity of atoms in a molecule to see how it affects polarity. See how the molecule behaves in an electric field. Change the bond angle to see how shape affects polarity. See how it works for real molecules in 3D.

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ChemApp Lite - Chemistry Formula App
https://itunes.apple...
Allows students to practice writing chemical formulas from a given compound name.

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NOVA Elements
https://itunes.apple...
With this app, you can explore an interactive periodic table, play a game, or watch a video.

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

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Science Games
http://mint.ua.edu/g...
A collection of science games from the Center for Materials for Information Technology.

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Mixed Reception - A Chemistry Murder Mystery
http://chemcollectiv...
Students use scientific method and chemistry knowledge to solve a mysterious death. Requires Flash Player and QuickTime, OR you may request a free cd of the activity and classroom materials for offline use.

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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.

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Molecular Shapes
http://phet.colorado...
This interactive tool allow students to explore molecule shapes by building molecules in 3D. They see how molecule shape changes with different numbers of bonds and electron pairs. The interactive tool can be manipulated by adding single, double or triple bonds and lone pairs to the central atom. **Requires Javascript.

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Models of the Hydrogen Atom
http://phet.colorado...
How did scientists figure out the structure of atoms without looking at them? Try out different models by shooting light at the atom. Check how the prediction of the model matches the experimental results.

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Intramolecular Forces
http://highered.mcgr...
Students label the particles and forces in and between water molecules. Immediate feedback is provided to the students.

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NOVA Elements
https://itunes.apple...
With this app, you can explore an interactive periodic table, play a game, or watch a video.

Teacher Tools


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Mixed Reception - A Chemistry Murder Mystery
http://chemcollectiv...
Students use scientific method and chemistry knowledge to solve a mysterious death. Requires Flash Player and QuickTime, OR you may request a free cd of the activity and classroom materials for offline use.

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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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