Use this link to reading about the different learning styles. Click on "quick quiz" and go to the 9
question Learning Style Quiz and
follow the prompts. There are a lot of distracting ads and it's not exactly organized in a user friendly
way, so you'll have to pay close attention.
Learning Styles: Know and Use Your Personal Learning Style
This is a great review/reinforcement of a lot of the concepts we've studied during our chemistry unit.
Check it out!
Hunting the Elements
This link takes you to a google doc assignment. Follow the instructions carefully.
Link to PEAP Background Research assignment
Watched in class by Per. 1-3 on 3/12/13
NOVA's "Secrets of the Sun"
Watched in class by Per. 5-7 on 3/12/13
The Universe's "Secrets of the Sun"
A good website for the student who ALREADY has a good understanding of the
names, formulas, and combinations of ions. Ch. 3 provides a challenging
A good, but college level, tutorial on the naming of ions and the compounds
they make. This is an excellent place for students to learn more and practice
what they know.
NASA for middle-school students
You've got to check out this website! It's a terrific for making flashcards
and studying or reviewing the elements of the periodic table.
Help with balancing equations! Check it out!
PRACTICE DENSITY AND BUOYANCY PROBLEMS!
Science of Sports
This is a great link for practicing SIGNIFICANT FIGURES. It gives you immediate feedback and
changes them when you refresh the page.
PRACTICING SIGNIFICANT FIGURES
Good website for basic info on the periodic table
Earth and Sky Skywatching Center
Astronomy for Kids
Astronomy Photo of the Day
Wunderground Astronomy- This is a great site to get current, by the hour,
positioning of constellations, moons, and planets. Just type in your zip code
and you're off!
Find out when Foothill Observatory is hosting sky-viewing gatherings.
Polaris as the "North Star"
The NOVA special "The Diamond Deception" is very nice trip through
of the diamond as it relates to light and its atomic structure.
An interesting article from a commercial, online newsite reporting on the
ability to CREATE DIAMONDS from the carbon remains of loved-ones. Note that
it's commercial and may have pop-ups, for which I have no control and take no
Inside the Teenage Brain- a great overview of the unique aspects of the
teenager's brain, with interactive tutorials and the entire program.
MORE ABOUT DIAMONDS FROM HUMAN REMAINS
This is for making what I would call "gak". It makes a couple of
so be prepared to have a lot of gak. To make it "flubber", just add
cup of corn starch to the glue and water mixture. ENJOY!
This has the recipe for everything from flubber to oobleck. AWESOME!
Earthquake and Earth's rotation and axis
Gregorian Calendar info
National Cancer Institute
Use this link to calculate your radiation exposure based on where you live and
some general activities.
Radiation Dose Calculator
Use this site to research radiation types, exposure, and detection basics.
Health Physics Society
Use this map of nuclear reactors in the United States to determine how close
you live to an operable reactor.
International Nuclear Safety Center
The 4 C's of diamonds
Carbonado (Black) Diamonds
These are good sources of information about everything nuclear.
Nuclear Radiation learning activities