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Updated February 23, 2012 

Chapter 1 Resources

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Chapter 1 Graphics Package (4.2 MB) - text graphics from chapter 1. Each of the image files has the text page number in the file name, so it should be easy to find and identify the image that you need. (Windows Downloading Tip: Right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As...", once the file is on your hard drive, right-click on it and choose "Extract All...")

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Quantum Corrals - these scanning tunnelling electron micrographs show fantastic views of atoms:

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Lee Wilson and Membrane Research - this shows great promise for water quality improvement.

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Safety in the Science Classroom - you can never be too careful.

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Laboratory Safety - are you aware of basic lab safety rules? (This puzzle also available for download )

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Laboratory Explosion - this movie depicts a dangerous laboratory situation - what safety rules were ignored?

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WHMIS and MSDS - both of these are a great tag team to keep you safe:

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Section 1.1 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.

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London New Year's Fireworks Display - a small part of one of the most spectacular fireworks displays ever.

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Fireworks - learn more about the art of entertaining explosions:

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Technology Idea: Change of State - try this probeware lab for a careful investigation of freezing and melting point. The results may surprise you!

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Matter: States of Matter - a spectacular lesson about the phases of matter and how they change. Don't miss the matter animations:

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Changes of State - do you understand how matter changes state? (This puzzle also available for download )

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Changes of State - not all substances behave as you would expect when they change state:

  • States of Matter - a very good lesson that explains how energy change affects state.
  • Invisible Solid? - solid helium is very difficult to obtain, but when you get it, can you see it?
  • Cleaning with Carbon Dioxide - an explosive phase change of carbon dioxide can be used to remove the most difficult stains.

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Supercooled Water - under the right conditions, water can change its state in a very strange way.

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Visualizing Elements - elements show up in many fascinating applications:

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Liquid Crystals - kind of liquid, kind of solid... but very, very useful!

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Liquid Crystal Games - two neat games from NobelPrize.org are a bunch of fun and teach you about liquid crystals at the same time!

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Section 1.2 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.

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The Development of Atomic Theory - our modern understanding of the atom developed over time:

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Dalton's Playhouse - an interactive, virtual set of experiments that allow you to recreate classic experiments from the nineteenth century.

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The People Behind the Atom - there is a huge list of historical figures and contributions when it comes to the development of modern atomic theory. Here are some good sites to get you started on your search:

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Quarks - what a bunch of strange little particles!

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Section 1.3 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.



Chapter 2 Resources

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Chapter 2 Graphics Package (4.5 MB) - text graphics from chapter 2. Each of the image files has the text page number in the file name, so it should be easy to find and identify the image that you need. (Windows Downloading Tip: Right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As...", once the file is on your hard drive, right-click on it and choose "Extract All...")

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Sodium and Water - check out these videos that demonstrate the exciting reaction of sodium with water.

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Gold and its Uses - that magnificent metal:

  • Gold - a huge page of information on gold.
  • Gold - an excellent online exhibit from the American Museum of Natural History.

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Carbon - nanotubes and much more!

  • Carbon - a massive collection of carbon information.
  • Carbon Nanotube - this page has a great 3d animation of a nanotube, and great pictures too.

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Uses of Nanotubes - check out these two videos which explain two uses for nanotubes you wouldn't expect; growing bone and improving microscopes.

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Stringing Along Nanotubes - - this is an excellent 8 minute audio Quirks and Quarks interview with Professor Alan Windle of the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge. Has he found a way to produce very useful nanotube string?

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Section 2.1 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.

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Periodic Tables - we have a large number of great online resources for you:

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Periodic Table Activities - these interactive gems are sure to increase your understanding of the period table:

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Periodic Table Puzzle - do you know your elements? (This puzzle also available for download )

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Smoke Detector - the secret ingredient in most every smoke detector is americium:

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Section 2.2 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.

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The Bohr Model and What it Means - the Bohr model helps in the understanding of atoms and ions.

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Atomic Radius - is there a trend in the periodic table based on this characteristic?

  • Atomic Radius - a complete explanation of the trends in the periodic table you will see in repsect to atomic radius.
  • Atomic and Ionic Radius - explains the various measures of atomic radius.
  • Atomic Radius - a bit complicated, but shows the patterns well.

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Helium - for more than just balloons!

  • Helium - a very comprehensive page on the characteristics and uses of helium.
  • Helium - more great tidbits regarding helium.

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Supersolid Helium - - this is an 8 minute audio Quirks and Quarks interview with Dr. John Beamish, a physicist at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. No one expected to see solid helium... but can you believe it flows? Dr. John Beamish explains how this amazing phenomenon happens.

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Section 2.3 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.



Chapter 3 Resources

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Chapter 3 Graphics Package (2.9 MB) - text graphics from chapter 3. Each of the image files has the text page number in the file name, so it should be easy to find and identify the image that you need. (Windows Downloading Tip: Right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As...", once the file is on your hard drive, right-click on it and choose "Extract All...")

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Ionic vs Molecular - make sure you know the difference:

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Hydroxide - substances containing this polyatomic ion have a wide array of characteristics and uses:

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Avalance Technicians and Their Tools - they must be experts at handling the chemicals that make up explosives:

  • ANFO - the world's most used explosive.
  • PETN - this strong explosive must be handled with great care.
  • Avalanche! Captured on Film - excellent page describing the steps needed to trigger an avalanche. Includes avalanche movies.

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Out of Ophirica: Avalanches - an amazing 5 minute movie that shows explosives being used to set off avalanches. The avalanches shown in this video are incredible in their speed and power.

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Section 3.1 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.

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Naming Ionic Compounds - lots of tutorials and practice:

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The Haber Process - interesting production of ammonia.

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Section 3.2 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.

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Physical and Chemical Changes - look for the formation of new substances, or sometimes more subtle clues.

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Physical and Chemical Changes - a series of short movies that will test your ability to tell the difference between physical and chemical change.

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Technology Idea: Evidence of Chemical Change - one very good piece of evidence for chemical change is a change in energy. Try this simple probeware lab to see this evidence for yourself.

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Bioluminescence - the amazing ability to biochemically produce light:

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Section 3.3 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.

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Compounds Puzzle - can you name chemical compounds? (This puzzle also available for download )

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Chemical Products - so many chemicals, so many products!

  • Paracetamol - this pain relief drug has a long and interesting history.
  • Benzene - its isolation by a famous scientist, Michael Faraday, dates back to 1825.
  • Cosmetics - the cosmetics industry is huge.
  • Bearberry - this plant has been used in many ways medicinally.
  • Soap - such a simple product, but an amazing history.
  • Paint - many different kinds and colours make for a highly varied chemical composition.

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