Extreme Chemistry

This webquest is for eleventh grade chemistry students

by Jason Henery

Jason_Henery@mail.cocalico.k12.pa.us

IntroductionTask | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion | Teacher's Notes |

Introduction

You are a scientist that has an extremely important task. You have rto esearch and organize information on an element. Unfortunately there are some obstacles that you are going to encounter. The first obstacle is that Dimitri Mendeleev never established the periodic table. The other obstacle is that certain elements do not exist in our world. They are carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, gold, silver, helium, hydrogen, and sodium. The periodic table is arranged to follow several trends and characteristics of elements. In our periodic table that we use in chemistry class, carbon has been used as a standard in the determination of other elements weights and properties. Since carbon does not exist in our world now, you must use this webquest and your scientific intellect to write a research paper (using MLA format) to show the rest of the scientists who are researching elements, why your element should be the fundamental element from which the rest of the periodic table can be developed.

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Evaluation

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Conclusion

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Teacher's Notes

Within the curriculum students need to be able to evaluate atomic structure, density, reactivity, atomic weight, atomic number, physical properties, chemical properties, boiling point and melting point. Within the course we cover these topics and even perform labs that isolate and utilize these topics. By doing a webquest, students will be able navigate there way through large amounts of data and information and isolate those topics. After they have gathered the information using the internet, journals, and books by performing the web quest, they will be able to produce a cu›lminating project that will tie all of these topics together. Also by using the webquest format they will be incorporating new technology and skills into the classrooom which is a goal of Cocalico School District and probably almost any district. Students will develop new skills is analysis of chemistry and internet research. This will also be the students first and probably last formal research paper within our school before they graduate from Cocalico High School.

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