Here is where you will find instructions and resources for our ongoing, trimester long Element Portfolio Project

Example Project

Project Reflection

Go Animate Website
username: lastnamefirstinitial (example: crane)
password: school ID
<-- this is a file that you can download to type directly into the notes organizers<-- this is included in the project packet, but you can print another if you lose it

Entry Event: Lead Poisoning (6:44)

Austin's Butterfly (Feedback video) 6:18

Weebly Tutorial Video (13:39)

Glogster Tutorial Video (7:13) Tutorial Video (5:38)

Powtoon Tutorial Video (1:34)

GoAnimate Tutorial Video (1:48)

4th hour Periodic Table Page (made with ThingLink)

5th hour Periodic Table Page (made with ThingLink)

Here are some reliable resources to learn about your element as you make your Glogster:

Some of these are more basic and some more complex. Scan them all before choosing at least two to use as sources in your Glogster. No matter what you use, PUT THE IDEAS IN YOUR OWN WORDS! Otherwise it is confusing to understand and also considered plagiarizing.

Periodic Table of Videos

Ted ED Periodic Videos

Chem4Kids Elements & Periodic Table

Dynamic Periodic Table (don't miss the tabs along the top)

Royal Society of Chemistry Periodic Table (don't miss the "visual elements" button or the videos and podcasts

Periodic Table by The Human Touch of Chemistry

Periodic Table by WebElements

It's Elemental by JLab

LANL Periodic Table

Elements in the Human Body

Elements in Earth's Crust

Here are the elements or compounds you may choose from for your presentation, along with links to the resources you should use:

Key: Red= most complicated Yellow = medium Green= least complicated

Hydrogen explosions at Nuclear Power Plants (Chernobyl, Three Mile Island and Fukishima)

Hydrogen Fuel Cells (and their new scandium storage systems)

Why helium makes balloons float and voices high

Beryllium for engineering satellites

Borine in Pentaborine rocket “zip fuels” during the Cold War (pages 86-89 and then page 250)

Lithium in the treatment of bipolar disorder (warning: this is a very one-sided argument against the use of medication to treat mental disorders, so use your best critical thinking skills!)

Carbon in Gasoline

Carbon in The Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change (be sure to click on each picture for more info)

Nitrates and Nitrites in food preservation

Nitrogen compounds in acid rain formation

Nitrogen and Sulfur in food dyes such as Red Dye #40

(<-- this is a document, click on it)

Oxygen in ozone: Good up high, bad nearby

Chloro-floro carbons and the ozone hole

Sodium chloride in water softeners

Magnesium in chlorophyll and Iron in blood hemoglobin

Aluminum vs. Steel in the bodies of cars (this article argues for aluminum cars) (this article argues for steel cars)

Why is it called Silicon Valley?: Silicon in computer chips and solar panels

Environmental concerns of Phosphorus in fertilizers

High sulfur coals in power plants produce acid rain

Chlorine gas in chemical warfare (WWI and Syria) (WARNING: There are some disturbing pictures in this article) (WARNING: There are some disturbing pictures in this article)

Potassium perchlorate in fireworks

Calcium phosphate in foods to prevent osteoporosis

Calcium carbonate in shells and corals dissolving due to global warming (make sure to click on the picture links along with reading the text)

Titanium Alloys: the new “in” metal for aircrafts and golf clubs (text and video) (scroll to the bottom of the page for the thumbnail of the video “science of golf: evolution of the golf club”, the important part starts around 3 minutes)

Lithium, Zinc or Manganese : How Different Types of Batteries Work

Cobalt for food irradiation (this has section that use JAVA applets that will not work on the chromebooks, so you may need to use a media center laptop or your home computer) (this is a long article, so you might pick and choose which sections to read based on what you want to focus on in your project- also this is put out by a group that is in favor of food irradiation so it is quite one sided) (this is put out by a group that is against food irradiation, so use your best critical thinking skills!)

Zinc oxide (and titanium dioxide) in sunscreen

Gallium vs. Mercury Thermometers (also watch the video at the bottom) (scroll past the discussion of Jeremy Piven to get to the science of mercury poisoning)

Arsenic in Rice (make sure to click on the infographic also)

Bromine in flame retardants and Mountain Dew

Here is the link where you will submit your reflection at the end of the project:

Click here for Project Reflection Form