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Subject: Credit Recovery Science (9 - 12), or 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.


Subject: Credit Recovery Science (9 - 12), or 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.


Subject: Credit Recovery Science (9 - 12), or 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.


Subject: Credit Recovery Science (9 - 12), or 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
Title: Dryer Sheets      Add Bookmark
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.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Science
Title: Isotopes of Pennies      Add Bookmark
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



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Radioactive Decay: A Sweet Simulation of Half-Life      Add Bookmark
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



Subject: Science
Title: Carbon: Structure Matters      Add Bookmark
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.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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