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Chemical Equations
Elements, compounds, mixtures
Energy transfer (endothermic, exothermic, phase changes, etc.)
Metals, what are they good for?   How are they different from nonmetals? metalliods?
Metrics and Significant Figures
Periodic Table and the families
Petroleum, What is it good for?
Physical and chemical properties of water
Reduction and Oxidation
Solubility and the factors that affect it.
Sources and Uses of Water (local and state)
Water Purification Techniques
Water Softening (why?, how?, when?)

References for all:
The History of Chemistry, The Woodrow Summer Institute 2002: http://www.woodrow.org/teachers/chemistry/institutes/1992/

 

Metrics and Significant Figures. How are metrics useful in teh inderstanding of Chemistry?

The Metric System: a history of the metric system as well as links to metric conversions http://www.essex1.com/people/speer/metric.html

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): metric information ad conversions, how metrics are used in technology http://ts.nist.gov/ts/htdocs/200/202/mpo_home.htm

Metric units and Measurement: http://www.mathleague.com/help/metric/metric.htm

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Water Purification Techniques, why and how can water be purified? Why is it important to purify water?

American Water Works Association: history of drinking water and links to water information http://www.awwa.org/Advocacy/learn/info/HistoryofDrinkingWater.cfm

Emergency Water Purification Techniques: discusses why it is important to purify water and how it can be done http://www.aquatechnology.net/emergencywaterpurification.html

Waste Water Treatment http://www.awwa.org/Advocacy/learn/info/HistoryofDrinkingWater.cfm

Reactions in Chemistry: Chemistry and the Environment, Water Purification http://www.learner.org/channel/workshops/chemistry/workshop7/7_5.html

Remco Engineering Water Systems and Controls: Water Treatment: We design, manufacture and sell industrial and commercial water and wastewater treatment systems http://www.remco.com/water.htm

 

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Solubility and the factors that affect it. Why do some substances readily dissolve in water and others do not?

Factors Affecting Solubility: Solubility of Solutes and Aqueous Solutions Louisiana State University http://www.chem.lsu.edu/lucid/tutorials/solubility/Solubility.html

Solubility: why do some things dissolve in water and others do not? http://chemed.chem.purdue.edu/genchem/topicreview/bp/ch18/soluble.html

Solubility Practice Problems: practice problems that involve solubility and solutions http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/chem/intro/problems/solubil.htm

Physical Chemistry and Solutions: concentration, solutes, solvents, etc. http://www.physchem.co.za/Kinetic/Solutions.htm

 

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Sources and Uses of Water. Local and state water resources. Water Conservation and Preservation.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Ground Water and drinking water

NutriTeam: A Short History of Water: description of water and its properties http://www.nutriteam.com/history.htm

 

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Physical and chemical properties of water.

Chemical & Physical Properties in the Chemistry Library: description of come chemical and physical properties http://www.chem.duke.edu/~chemlib/properties.html

Chemical and Physical Properties Definition: lecture notes from Duke University http://www.iun.edu/~cpanhd/C101webnotes/matter-and-energy/properties.htm

USGS Water Science for Schools: Physical and chemical properties of water http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/waterproperties.html

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Water Softening (why?, how?, when?)

Lenntech Water Softening Systems: a company that produces water softening systems http://www.lenntech.com/softening.htm

Michigan State University Extension Water Softeners: a decription of why water softening is needed and how it is accompliished http://www.msue.msu.edu/msue/imp/mod02/01500512.html

Do it yourself.com Water Sofetning: "The Hard Facts of Soft Water" http://doityourself.com/waterfilter/softwater.htm

NutriTeam: A Short History of Water: description of water and its properties http://www.nutriteam.com/history.htm

Culligan Water Softening by Ion Exchange http://www.culliganmiami.com/pf7.html

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The Periodic Table and the families

Development of the Periodic Table: history of the development of the periodic table in relation to chemical and physical properties http://web.fccj.org/~ethall/period/period.htm

History of the Periodic Table: PowerPoint of the History of the PT www.thecatalyst.org/download/ppoint/periodictable2.ppt

WebElements: an interactive periodic table http://www.webelements.com/

Periodic Table Reference: Los Alamos National Laboratory Periodic Table Reference for Elementary, Middle School, and High School Students http://pearl1.lanl.gov/periodic/default.htm

Periodic Table of Elements by EnvironmentalChemistry.com: describes how elements on the periodic table are arranged, etc. http://environmentalchemistry.com/yogi/periodic/

About.com Timeline of Element Discovery: http://chemistry.about.com/library/weekly/aa030303a.htm

 

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Reduction and Oxidation: How does this

Internet Chemistry: basic concepts in Redox reactions and how they are used in everyday materials http://library.kcc.hawaii.edu/external/chemistry/redox_title.html

Reduction Oxidation Table of Contents: Internet Tutorials http://dbhs.wvusd.k12.ca.us/webdocs/Redox/Redox.html

History of Redox Reactions: a guide to how the concepts of reduction-oxidation reactions were developed and tested http://chemed.chem.purdue.edu/genchem/topicreview/bp/ch19/1_frame.html

 

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Metals, what are they good for?   How are they different from nonmetals? metalliods?

Properties of Metals: Table of metals and their physical properties http://www.engineersedge.com/properties_of_metals.htm

Metals, Nonmetals, Metalloids: uses the periodic table to show the properties of metals, nonmetals, and metalloids. http://web.buddyproject.org/web017/web017/metals.html

Classification of the Elements: looks at the metals in terms of electrons and their abilities to gain/lose electrons http://dl.clackamas.cc.or.us/ch104-07/classifi.htm

Integrated Publishing: Construction : uses of metals in construction http://www.tpub.com/content/construction/14250/css/14250_13.htm

NASA Ultra-efficient Engine Technology: uses of common materials in engine building          http://www.ueet.nasa.gov/elements.htm

Chemical & Physical Properties in the Chemistry Library: description of come chemical and physical properties http://www.chem.duke.edu/~chemlib/properties.html

Chemical and Physical Properties Definition: lecture notes from Duke University http://www.iun.edu/~cpanhd/C101webnotes/matter-and-energy/properties.html

Development of the Periodic Table: history of the development of the periodic table in relation to chemical and physical properties http://web.fccj.org/~ethall/period/period.htm

 

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Petroleum, What is it good for? Why is it important?

How Stuff Works, Oil Refining: a description how the oil goes from the fields to the gas tank    http://science.howstuffworks.com/oil-refining.htm    

Energy Matters: Describes the different energies available, pros and cons. http://www.thinkquest.org/library/site_sum.html?tname=20331&url=20331/types/fossil/petroluses.html

All About Petroleum: activities and information on petroleum http://www.classroom-energy.org/teachers/petroleum/

Early Uses of Petroleum: history of petroleum uses http://www.nebulasearch.com/encyclopedia/article/Early_uses_of_petroleum.html

 

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What is an element? compound? mixture? How are they involved in chemical reactions? What is matter and how does it interact?

Purdue Review of Elements, Compounds, Mixtures: http://chemed.chem.purdue.edu/genchem/topicreview/bp/ch2/mixframe.html

The History of Chemistry, The Woodrow Summer Institute 2002: http://www.woodrow.org/teachers/chemistry/institutes/1992/

About.com Timeline of Element Discovery: http://chemistry.about.com/library/weekly/aa030303a.htm

 

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What is Heat Energy? How are energy and order involved in the physical and chemical changes? What is Energy and how does it affect matter?

Safety Emporium: description oendothermic and exothermic reactions and how they are utilized in industry http://www.ilpi.com/msds/ref/exothermic.html

Endothermic vs Exothermic Reactions http://www.sciencebyjones.com/endoexothermic.htm

Conservation of Energy: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_of_energy

CHEMystery: The law of conservation of energy http://library.thinkquest.org/3659/energy/law_of_conservation_of_matter.html

 

 

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What information do chemical equations convey about matter and its changes? What is matter and how does it interact?

Chemical Equations: a way to represent chemical reactions on paper, links to activities and tutorials http://www.howe.k12.ok.us/~jimaskew/cequa.htm

Tutorial on balancing chemical equations : why is balancing chemical equations, connections to mathematics http://www.chemistry.ohio-state.edu/betha/nealChemBal/

Chemical Equations: chemical equations in relation to the conservation of matter http://www.visionlearning.com/library/module_viewer.php?mid=56&l=&c3=

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