I shared a few Halloween resources last week, but here is a more comprehensive list: https://www.surfnetkids.com/go/482/halloween-resources/. Enjoy!
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Chemistry Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Despite the common misconception that “chemical” means toxic and is the opposite of natural, chemistry is the study of all substances (natural and man-made, toxic and non-toxic). It involves the identification of the building blocks of matter, and the ways they change.
American Chemical Society: Adventures in Chemistry
With online games, science experiments, animated video lessons and printable handouts, the American Chemical Society offers elementary and middle school students a fun hands-on introduction to chemistry. Topics include Secret Science of Braces, Diapers – the Inside Story, Soda Pop, Gum, and Flames.
Khan Academy: Chemistry
“This may be your first time taking chemistry, but chances are you know a lot already from observing the world around you. We will be covering the material in a first year introductory high school or college general chemistry course.” Videos (and transcripts) are arranged by topic, with a Table of Contents for a typical introductory chemistry class. Kahn also offers a video-based guide to AP Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry.
Periodic Table of Comic Books
Now class, open your comic books. Today we are studying the periodic table — and not just Superman and krypton, either. From hydrogen (H) to lawrencium (Lr), clicking on most of the elements in this periodic table will transport you to a comic strip reference. “I know you have no nerves, but my stinger injects a chemical compound of the world’s most potent elemental poisons . . . from lead to arsenic, to chlorine, krypton, selenium, and strontium.” This very creative approach puts the fun back in chemistry. Don’t miss it.
… Click to continue to Chemistry
Printables Club Members Also Get …
Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
Chemistry Wikipedia Printable
How to Make Slime Printable
Cool Science Experiments Printable
Easy Science Experiments Printable
Manhattan Project Printable
*** Are you curious? Get your own ten-day trial membership:
Quote of the Week
“Knowledge rests on knowledge; what is new is meaningful because it departs slightly from what was known before.” ~~ Robert Oppenheimer ~~ (April 22, 1904 – February 18, 1967) American theoretical physicist, father of the atomic bomb. For more knowledge-themed quotes, click this link.
Surfing the Calendar
International Dinosaur Month October
Bullying Prevention Month October
Diversity Awareness Month October
National Book Month October
National Cyber Security Month October
National Dental Hygiene Month October
Adopt a Shelter Dog Month October
National Popcorn Month October
National Stamp Collecting Month October
Computer Learning Month October
Eleanor Roosevelt’s Birthday Oct 11, 1884
Anniversary of Columbus Arrival in the New World Oct 12, 1492
Pledge of Allegiance created to celebrate 400 Years Since Columbus’ Arrival Oct 12, 1892
World Population Reaches 6 Billion Oct 12, 1999
Winnie-the-Pooh Published Oct 14, 1926
Martin Luther King Receives Nobel Prize Oct 14, 1964
Statue of Liberty Designated a National Monument Oct 15, 1924
Global Handwashing Day Oct 15, 2022
Noah Webster’s Birthday, Celebrated Annually as Dictionary Day Oct 16, 1758
National Teen Driver Safety Week Oct 16-22, 2022
Marie Antoinette Beheaded Oct 16, 1793
National Chemistry Week Oct 16-22, 2022
U.S. Population Reaches 300 Million Oct 17, 2006
Transfer of Alaska From Russia to U.S., Celebrated as Alaska Day Oct 18, 1867
Edison Invents the Incandescent Light Bulb Oct 21, 1879