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Atom/Element Quizzes

imageI love the textbooks we are using for high school integrated  science, but the assessment questions that they have are really similar to the practice exercises. So, I went surfing for some quizzes on Atoms and Elements, here’s what I found:

The Atom Quiz: http://www.mcwdn.org/chemist/atom/atomquiz.html

Atomic Quiz: Same site, slightly different quiz: http://www.mcwdn.org/Physics/AtomicQuiz.html

Atom Basics Quiz: http://chemistry.about.com/library/weekly/blatomquiz.htm
Includes a basic atoms refresher, if you need it:  http://chemistry.about.com/od/atomicmolecularstructure/a/aa062804a.htm

How Stuff Works Atom Quiz: http://science.howstuffworks.com/atoms-quiz.htm

Chem4Kids Atom Quiz: http://www.chem4kids.com/extras/quiz_atomintro/q01_yes.html

All About Atoms Quiz: http://www.quia.com/quiz/253521.html?AP_rand=2014661385

Atoms and Elements Quiz: http://school.discoveryeducation.com/quizzes/cc_karent/Quiz2Atoms.html

Element Names Practice:
Proton Don: Practice with the Element Names (symbols, spelling)
http://www.funbrain.com/periodic/index.html

Element flashcards game: http://education.jlab.org/elementflashcards/index.html

Element Names Quiz: http://www.kidzworld.com/quiz/2820-quiz-the-periodic-table-of-elements-trivia

Element Symbol Quiz: About.com
http://chemistry.about.com/library/weekly/bl031104a.htm

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2010 in Science: Chemistry

 

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Atom/Element Quizzes

imageI love the textbooks we are using for high school integrated  science, but the assessment questions that they have are really similar to the practice exercises. So, I went surfing for some quizzes on Atoms and Elements, here’s what I found:

The Atom Quiz: http://www.mcwdn.org/chemist/atom/atomquiz.html

Atomic Quiz: Same site, slightly different quiz: http://www.mcwdn.org/Physics/AtomicQuiz.html

Atom Basics Quiz: http://chemistry.about.com/library/weekly/blatomquiz.htm
Includes a basic atoms refresher, if you need it:  http://chemistry.about.com/od/atomicmolecularstructure/a/aa062804a.htm

How Stuff Works Atom Quiz: http://science.howstuffworks.com/atoms-quiz.htm

Chem4Kids Atom Quiz: http://www.chem4kids.com/extras/quiz_atomintro/q01_yes.html

All About Atoms Quiz: http://www.quia.com/quiz/253521.html?AP_rand=2014661385

Atoms and Elements Quiz: http://school.discoveryeducation.com/quizzes/cc_karent/Quiz2Atoms.html

Element Names Practice:
Proton Don: Practice with the Element Names (symbols, spelling)
http://www.funbrain.com/periodic/index.html

Element flashcards game: http://education.jlab.org/elementflashcards/index.html

Element Names Quiz: http://www.kidzworld.com/quiz/2820-quiz-the-periodic-table-of-elements-trivia

Element Symbol Quiz: About.com
http://chemistry.about.com/library/weekly/bl031104a.htm

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2010 in Science: Chemistry

 

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Balancing Chemical Equations

About a month and a half ago, my 9th grader and I got around to balancing chemical equations (our first time in our homeschool journey).  I was nervous at first, as I had forgotten how to balance equations, so I went surfing.

Alhamdulillah, I found some great resources to aid us……sharing some here:

A few helpful videos to explain how to balance chemical equations.

(These were some of the best ones that I had come across at that time)

Online Activities to Practice Balancing Equations

Chem Balancer

We really enjoyed this activity. It was really helpful.

Classic Chem Balancer (for those new to balancing equations)

Review Chem Balancer

Jefferson Labs “It’s Elemental—Balancing Act!”

Balancing Act

“The computer will give you a number of incomplete chemical equations. Balance the chemical equations by selecting coefficients from the pull-down menus. Once you think the equation is balanced, press the ‘Check my answer!’ button.”

 

Worksheets to Practice Balancing Equations

http://staff.fcps.net/JSWANGO/unit4/reactions/balancing%20chem%20equations%20WS1.pdf

This one has 50 problems. The first half are written as chemical formulas, and the second half are the reactants and products written in words (you have to first put the equations into chemical formulas).  No answers are provided.

 

Balancing Equations Practice from ScienceSpot. (PDF)

 

Chemistry.About.com.Written tutorial on balancing equations plus three worksheets and answer keys.

Main page with tutorial, scroll down to see links to the worksheets and answer keys. (PDF)

 

A few notes:

Each time I had my daughter balance an equation, I asked her, before she started, why equations needed to be balanced so that she could understand the purpose of balancing the equations (due to the Law of Conservation of Mass, mass/matter is neither created nor destroyed, how every many atoms you started with on the reactant side, you better end up with the same amount on the product, right side, or matter would not be conserved, which is against the law).

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2010 in Science: Chemistry

 

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Science: Learning the Elements

My ninth grader has started studying the elements/periodic table in her Integrated image Science book.

Here are a few resources I found for learning the names and symbols of the elements.

 

 

Study Stack Element Flashcards

Simple text web based flashcards to learn the symbols and names of the elements.

Also included at this link are other activities such as a fill in the blank activity, crossword puzzle, matching exercise, hangman, unscramble. Note: For a few elements, the first letter is not capitalized, but other than that, they seemed ok.

 

Jefferson Lab’s Element Resources

Flashcards, games, such as those listed above such as unscramble, concentration, hangman, and even has a balancing equation activity.

Element Balancing Game
Element Concentration
Element Crossword Puzzles
Element Flash Cards
Element Hangman
Element Matching Game
Element Math Game
Element Word Scramble

 

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Posted by on December 31, 2009 in Science: Chemistry

 

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