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The elements

Use a chemical analysis tool to help sort elements from compounds. Go to another universe where elements have different properties. Test the properties of elements and classify them in a table. Use the properties of known elements to classify others. Position elements in the periodic table. Check properties such as atomic ...

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The elements: classify elements

Go to another universe where elements have different properties. Use a chemical analysis tool to test properties of the alien elements. Build a table of properties to classify the elements. Use the patterns of properties within the table to identify where new elements belong. This learning object is one in a series of five ...

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The elements: element analyser

Use a chemical analysis tool to test properties of elements. Identify key properties of each element such as melting point and boiling point. Sort the elements into categories such as non-metal, metalloid, reactive gas or unreactive gas. Position groups of elements in the periodic table according to their properties. This ...

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The elements: mystery elements

Sort elements according to their properties into categories such as non-metal, metalloid, reactive gas or unreactive gas. Position elements in the periodic table according to their properties. This learning object is one in a series of five objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

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The elements: fill the gaps

Use the properties of known elements to classify others. Position elements in the periodic table. Check properties such as atomic number, boiling point and reactivity. Use the patterns of properties within the periodic table to identify where other elements belong. This learning object is one in a series of five objects. ...

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The elements: element analyser [ESL]

Use a chemical analysis tool to test properties of elements. Identify key properties of each element such as melting point and boiling point. Sort the elements into categories such as non-metal, metalloid, reactive gas or unreactive gas. Position groups of elements in the periodic table according to their properties. This ...

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The elements: mystery elements [ESL]

Sort elements according to their properties into categories such as non-metal, metalloid, reactive gas or unreactive gas. Position elements in the periodic table according to their properties. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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The elements: fill the gaps [ESL]

Use the properties of known elements to classify others. Position elements in the periodic table. Check properties such as atomic number, boiling point and reactivity. Use the patterns of properties within the periodic table to identify where other elements belong. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Down to Earth: metals matter

Examine everyday things around a house to find out which metals they contain. For example, the inner part of a microwave oven contains aluminium, copper, iron and manganese. Investigate the properties of each metal to explain why they are suited to particular uses. Work out how much of each metal is needed to make a particular ...

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The elements: the periodic table: assessment

Assess your ability to classify elements and understand the periodic table. Examine the unique properties of each element. Identify trends in the periodic table and use them to locate elements within it. Answer a series of ten questions on the patterns that form the basis of the periodic classification. Print out a report ...

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Atomic structure and properties - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea explains how year 10 students were introduced to the periodic table, atomic structure and chemical properties. Learning objects were used during the introductory sessions to assist students in understanding and engaging with these challenging concepts. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled ...

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Matter: structure, changes and reactions - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea introduces students to basic concepts of matter: states of matter, changes of state, physical and chemical change, properties of matter and the elements. Learning objects are used to develop student understandings and are supported by laboratory activities. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled ...

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Whale oil as a cure for rheumatism, Twofold Bay, early 1900s

This is a black-and-white photograph (12.0 cm x 16.4 cm) taken at Eden, New South Wales, showing the master whaler Charlie Davidson sitting in one of two 'try pots' in the foreground as another whaler, Roy Davidson, pours whale oil over him. Two other whalers, Jack Davidson and Alex ('Allie') Greig, are standing nearby, ...

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Oresome elements

This resource is an interactive game in which floating symbols, representing the chemical elements, are dragged into their correct position on a Periodic Table of Elements. Players can click on the elements in the table to alternate between its name and symbol; and double click to see some of its properties and uses. This ...

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Amazing materials from rearranged carbon atoms

Explore the different forms (allotropes) of the chemical element carbon. You will be surprised at how different the allotropes are.Meet key scientists, such as Harry Kroto, who have made amazing discoveries about new forms of carbon. Visualise how the atoms and outer electrons are arranged in different forms, so you can ...

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Precious metals

Why are some metals prized more for jewellery than others? Listen to presenter Bernie Hobbs explain the chemical reaction that affects the look and durability of metals. Using the periodic table and some dazzling computer graphics, Bernie demonstrates why 'oxygen-proof, low-reactivity, transition metals' such as gold keep ...

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Sites2See: Databases for science

A page with downloadable examples, exemplars and advice to help integrate database use in teaching and learning for science. Includes suggestions and reasons for using databases in science, practise activities and information on research and benefits, plus links to a range of related resources.