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by Mary Ann Kelley

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Looking for a curriculum that makes learning fun? You'll find it in Time4Learning's PreK-12 grade online homeschool curriculum.

Middle School Chemistry  (M, O)
Middle School Chemistry is "a resource of guided, inquiry-based lesson plans that covers basic chemistry concepts along with the process of scientific investigation." From the American Chemical Society (ACS), the free book helps students ask scientific questions and investigate them, design and conduct experiments, understand their observations on the molecular level, and record and communicate results. The lessons can be viewed online with multimedia or downloaded as a 22MB PDF file. The lessons are also available in Spanish.

Interactive Periodic Table  (M, O)
TEDed, the branch of TED developed specifically for educators, offers this interactive periodic table with a video (approximately 6 minutes each) about each element. Also included is a link to a page with ways to Dig Deeper (for example, one of the Dig Deeper links for aluminum is to a video of aluminium soda cans being tested with both an acid and a base to see what kind of reaction they produce) and a page with examples of products that contain the referenced element and how they are used.

Crash Course: Chemistry  (O)
Video Chemistry refresher course from Hank Green of the VlogBrothers

Chemistry for Kids  (Y. M,O,T)
From Kidipede - History and Science for Kids

Periodic Table Song  (Y,M,O,T)
The Elements (To be sung to the tune of Gilbert and Sullivan's A Modern Major General)

Chemistry Freeware  (O)
fFteaching resources

Curriculum Center - Chemistry  (M,O,T)
Activities, puzzles and project ideas to boost the study of Chemistry.

ChemiCool  (M,O)
ChemiCool is an interactive Periodic Table of Elements. Each element is featured on the main table with its atomic number and color coded into groups. Click on any element and you are taken to a page with detailed information for each element, including appearance and characteristics, reactions, energies, measurements, abundance, cost, and more. The site also includes a chemistry dictionary and chemistry tools.

Wonder Whiz Kids  (Y,M,O,T)
Math and Science help website for students grades 6-12. Offers Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Math helps for kids looking at AP, IB and school programs.

Chemistry Games  (Y,M,O,T)
Online games teach students the chemical elements, periodic table, and more. From Shephard's Software.

Middle School Science  (M,T)
A web site designed to help with science using word choices and concepts aimed at the middle school student.

Anatomy of a Hot-Air Balloon  (Y,M,O,T)
From the Plano Balloon Festival: About Balloons.

History of Hot-Air Ballooning  (Y,M,O,T)
On June 5, 1783, the Montgolfier brothers, sent their first unmanned balloon high above the town square of Annonay, France succeeding in the creation of the world's first hot-air balloon.

How Hot Air Balloons Work  (Y,M,O,T)
From How Stuff Works.

Interactive Periodic Table of Elements  (T,O)
A periodic chart you can click on the respective elements that links to a page that explains its chemical properties, health effects, environmental effects, application data, an image and also information of the history/inventor of each element.

Chem4Kids   (T,O)
Chem4Kids has information on matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions and biochemistry. This site offers an introduction to the science of chemistry, including an interactive periodic table. It is well-designed and full of great information

Atom Builder: You Try It  (T,O)
Students construct a carbon atom. Requires Shockwave.

Make a snowflake  (Y,M)
Demonstrate basic principles of chemistry by making a snowflake from borax

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