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Opening with a set of notes, this resource defines the different types of radiation. Eight examples are then listed so that chemistry pros can practice naming radiation types. This compact, but comprehensive, handout will act as a valuable reference page for your class. Use it when introducing radioactivity.
As to be expected from the American Chemical Society Olympiad Examinations Task Force, this 60-question test tops the charts in terms of excellence. It consists entirely of multiple choice questions designed to assess a year's worth of chemistry curriculum. Topics include, but are not limited to pH, molecular geometry, bonding, behavior of gases and solutions, phase changes, and chemical reactions. Use this as a final exam or as a practice for those who want to enter the nation-wide challenge.
The 2009 version of the first part of a national chemistry competition is posted for your use with olympiad hopefuls. Test takers deal with 60 multiple choice questions covering an entire year of chemistry curriculum. Use this to practice for the competition or to prepare for a final exam on behavior of gases, properties of metals, chemical reacitons, pH and titration curves, ionizaton energy, molecular geometry, and more!
This convenient handout will save you and your chemistry aces time. You will not need to prepare notes, and they will not need to consult their texts for future reference. Detailed notes on radioactive decay are provided and learners are taught how to read related graphs and calculate mass over time. Three examples are supplied to complete together in class.
National Chemistry Olympiad tests are released after their use each year, since they cannot use them again for this event. The result: outstanding comprehensive assessment resources for general chemistry classes! This 2005 version covers an abundant array of topics and skills and it requires both critical thinking and problem solving to complete. An answer key is provided for your convenience.
Extensive notes on foundational chemistry concepts make up this resource. It summarizes the properties of matter, the periodic table, chemical nomenclature, and general chemical bonding. Design a set reading comprehension questions to go with it and send them home for chemistry learners to preview or review.
Mmmmm! Radioactive "candium!" Nuclear physics or chemistry classes use M&M'S® to demonstrate the process of radioactive decay. Individuals pour out a bag of candies and record the number that fall M-side-up to represent the number of atoms that have decayed. They repeat the process several times, removing decayed atoms. There are a data table, analysis questions, and a graphing assignment included. Of course, your young scientists will want to eat the candy when they are finished!
Chemistry students review the trends found in the organization of the periodic table by completing this worksheet. They determine which of the given atoms has the largest ionic radius and which is the most electronegative. This worksheet has 6 matching, 4 true or false, 10 fill in the blank, and 2 problems to solve. It is neatly formatted and pertinent to any general chemistry curriculum.
In "The Nature of Covalent Bonding," chemistry hopefuls demonstrate an understanding of various types of covalent bonds, electron configuration, and resonance structures through fill in the blank, true or false, and matching questions. They complete the worksheet by drawing three electron dot structures of compounds.
A very neat worksheet has been produced by Pearson Education, Inc. for use in a general chemistry class. The first nine questions are fill in the blanks for a paragraph about types of bonds and electronegativity. Five true-false questions and five matching descriptions follow. This would make an ideal pop quiz!
On "Defining the Atom," physical science starters fill in blanks, determine if statements are true or false, match terms with the appropriate definitions, and solve problems. Questions are about Dalton's atomic theory, the atom and its general composition. This is a compact and applicable homework assignement for any general chemistry class.
Review the 5 branches of chemistry and related terms with this worksheet. The focus of these activities is on terms and definitions. Learners answer questions about the study of chemistry, reasons to study chemistry, and pure and applied chemistry. Use this as a check or understanding or homework assignment.
For this chemistry worksheet, learners fill in 10 blanks with the appropriate term, they determine if 4 statements are true or false, they match 6 terms with their definitions and they answer 3 questions. Topics include areas of chemistry such as biotechnology, the Human Genome Project and agriculture.
Learners explore the Chernobyl incident and the resulting environmental health impacts. They explore three different isotopes that were released into the atmosphere. Through inquiry, students determine the difference between types of ionizing radiation and how elements are transmuted. They chart the decay series and health hazards of a number of radioactive isotopes. Learners examine the future of nuclear energy.