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Learning objects Chemical patterns: student digital

TLF ID M020103

This is a student digital resource that contains interactive materials exploring many aspects of chemical reactions and properties including elements in the periodic table, chemical reaction rates, and the chemistry of fuels and plastics. This resource contains a rich array of digital interactive activities, video clips, supportive information and notebook questions, and is divided into several parts. This Science By Doing resource is part of a comprehensive curriculum resource consisting of three parts: a student guide, student digital, and a teacher guide.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This student digital resource is highly valuable to content descriptions in the chemical sciences substrand of the year 10 curriculum. It is particularly valuable for learning about the Periodic Table and how the electronic structure of atoms determine their position in the table. Interactives and diagrams support learning about the relationships between elements on the periodic table including the properties of the elements, as well as the chemical activity of metals and their place in the Periodic Table.
  • This resource is valuble for year 9 science due to its relevance to a content description in the Chemical sciences substrand. It contains information, diagrams and interactives that model the rearrangement of atoms during chemical reactions, the use of word equations to describe reactions, and the role energy plays in chemical reactions including some important catalysts and their practical applications. There is also an activity for students to identify the reactants and products in various chemical reactions.
  • This is a resource also has some value for content descriptions year 8 Chemical sciences about elements and compounds, and chemical changes. It contains many diagrams, interactives, videos and tutorials to explore the Periodic Table for locating the position and relationships of elements and for identifying the symbols used to represent elements. There are also activities to practice building simple compounds; and information and videos to explore the chemical properties of substances and how these affect their use.
  • This resource is highly valuable for Science as a human endeavour in years 9 and 10. In Nature and development of science substrand it supports learning about scientific developments over time such as the modern Periodic Table; and the development and impact of paint and pigments from prehistoric times. It is also valuable for investigating how science is involved in locating and extracting minerals. In the Use and influence of science substrand, it supports evaluating claims made in the media; and learning about how scientists create new materials such as advanced plastics and alternative, energy-efficient fuels.
  • This resource has value for the literacy, and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) general capabilities. Literacy learning is supported through the scientific language and texts that students comprehend, use and compose. The ICT capability is supported as students use digital technologies to investigate and interact with science concepts.
Year level

8; 9; 10

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  • Name: Australian Academy of Science
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  • Name: Australian Academy of Science
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  • Interactive
  • © Australian Academy of Science, 2014. You may freely use this resource for non-commercial educational purposes but please acknowledge the resource and the Australian Academy of Science as the source. Please note there are third party items in this resource that are outlined. To use these items other than in this resource you must obtain permission from the third party owners. Under no circumstances may copies be sold in any form.