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Online Videos for using and accessing myNelson Resources
There are several PD videos posted at http://www.nelson.com/onsciencepd. The videos are intended for use by both teachers and students. Teachers can share the link with students to help them learn to use the resources as well and then you don't have to spend as much time teaching the how to's of the online interface.

Shared Files

Gr 11 Gas Laws
-Learning Goals, Success Criteria & Peer- and Self-Assessment Checklists for the Gas Unit
-Sample 3 Part Lesson Plan: Using Learning Goals, co-constructing success criteria, and plan an inquiry around the behaviour of gases
  • using the "Ivory Soap in a Microwave" demo to spark ideas, students generate their own inquiry question (scaffolded via the Smarter Science "Steps to Inquiry" posters), and using a "Bansho" strategy, students share their results and the teacher facilitates a discussion to lead into the gas laws (Expectations: A1.5, A1.6, A1.8, A1.10, F2.1, F2.2, F2.3)

Reactions of Alkanes and Alkenes - PowerPoint Demo
illustrate the reactions of alkanes and alkenes with a halogen-I've used this as an intro demo to reactions since we didn't have the reagents and it was a great way to get students to think about what they were seeing.-I have added teacher notes to each slide of the PowerPoint and a summary on the first slide

Demo: Dissecting a Glow Stick

Your Green Conscience and Consumer Products:
-Meets expectations in both SCH3U & SCH4C
-introduce the unit/course using STSEs

Investigating Heat Transfer between Metals and Water
-free online Virtual Lab
-used to introduce the relationship Q = mcT in SCH4U or SPH3U

An alternative for Making Aspirin:
"Acetic anhydride works well because forming acetic acid is
thermodynamically favorable relative to the starting anhydride. If you
use acetic acid, you'll form water as a product instead, which is not
as thermodynamically favorable relative to the acid and alcohol
starting materials. Nevertheless, it can work, particularly from
glacial acetic acid. an analogous reaction between methanol and
salicylic acid to produce methyl salicylate works fine. i would
expect a lower yield, which might make an interesting class experiment."

Ester Lab Procedure Cards

Procedure Cards - Colour to Dye For (Gr 9 Chem Strand)

YouTube Videos

Exploding Bubbles!
VSEPR 3D Computer Animations YouTube Video
-created by a Pennsylvania high school student
Synthesis of NaCl from its elements

Decomposition of nitrogen triiodide

Single displacement reactions of the alkali metals

Useful Web Sites

Chemistry Now

produced in partnership with NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation. For its part, NSTA is developing middle and high school chemistry lessons that will be coupled with historical news coverage, documentary materials, and current news broadcasts from NBC News, as well as resources from other contributors.
They’ll place the raw lessons on the NSTA blog to make it easy for chemistry educators to download and modify them for use.
City of Materials - access games, resources, and career info about materials science & engineering

Periodic Table Videos - using QR codes!

Space Chem
Chemistry Now, week 14: flower color
-chromatography of flower pigments
Comics & The Periodic Table
Chemistry Interactions 11 - Edvantage Interactive's website for their worktext for SCH3U (similar to SVN3E site!)-Network, share, and collaborate with a network of teachersSCH3U – they've posted the 1st THREE Chapters for Chemistry Interactions 11U http://www.chemistryinteractions.com/page/digital-files-chapters-1-2

Mr. Kent's Chemistry Page
-some great resources, including demo videos!
Virtual Chem Labs
Periodic Tables Online
Maple Sugaring Lesson
The world's first magnetic soap

'Brinicle' ice finger of death filmed in Antarctic

really neat video - freezing water

Water's ultimate freezing point discovered


Cookie Mystery - Chem Investigation

What caffeine really does to your brain.

Video: Why atoms are empty

Brian Cox gives a science lesson to celebrities. The comedian Simon Pegg and physicist Jim Al-Khalili help him explain standing waves in a demonstration to show why atoms are so large and empty
  • This is an awesome video with a really great and simple explanation

Video: Graphene

Truth and beauty in chemistry

A well written online article that uses examples such as VSEPR and crystal field theory.

Chemistry World Podcasts: http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/podcast/index.asp
"Chemistry World now brings you two great podcasts. With the Chemistry World podcast you can listen to your favourite magazine every month. And now, we're introducing 'Chemistry in its element: a tour of the periodic table'. Each weekly podcast pays a five-minute visit to an element - and every episode has a leading scientist or author as your guide to bring you the story behind the science"