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


Example Project

Project Reflection
https://todaysmeet.com/crane

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)

Easel.ly 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)
http://www.powermag.com/lessons-learned-from-a-hydrogen-explosion/

http://www.whatisnuclear.com/articles/nucenergy.html

http://www.iaea.org/newscenter/features/chernobyl-15/cherno-faq.shtml

http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/fact-sheets/chernobyl-bg.html

http://www.whatisnuclear.com/chernobyl/

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/partial-meltdowns-hydrogen-explosions-at-fukushima-nuclear-power-plant/

http://www.forbes.com/2011/03/16/japan-disaster-nuclear-opinions-roubini-economics.html


Hydrogen Fuel Cells (and their new scandium storage systems)
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/tech/hydrogen

http://energy.gov/eere/videos/energy-101-fuel-cell-technology

http://energy.gov/eere/fuelcells/fuel-cells-basics

http://energy.gov/eere/fuelcells/fuel-cell-animation

http://www.fchea.org/core/import/PDFs/factsheets/The%20Hydrogen%20Economy_NEW.pdf

http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/fuel-cell-profile/

http://www.theaureport.com/pub/na/richard-karn-australian-scandium-could-create-new-market

http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/the-fuel-cell-to-beat-all-fuel-cells


Why helium makes balloons float and voices high

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE8I_M2pyg8

http://video.xin.msn.com/watch/video/webisode-10-gases/1pbuw2x0w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iR6vfX0Lpg

http://www.howstuffworks.com/helium1.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o58_1puJn8

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-does-inhaling-helium/

http://mentalfloss.com/article/21590/why-does-inhaling-helium-make-your-voice-sound-funny

http://chemistry.about.com/od/demonstrationsexperiments/a/sulfurfluoride.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u19QfJWI1oQ

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/scrapbook/show/2010.12.25/


Beryllium for engineering satellites

http://science.howstuffworks.com/satellite.htm

http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-do-they-do-it/videos/how-do-they-do-it-space-satellites.htm

http://www.ucsusa.org/nuclear_weapons_and_global_security/solutions/space-weapons/what-are-satellites-used-for.html

http://materion.com/Markets/DefenseandScience/SpaceScienceandAstronomy/SpaceStructuresandSatellites.aspx

http://materion.com/~/media/Files/PDFs/Beryllium/AlBeMet%20Materials/Use%20of%20Aluminum-Beryllium%20Composites%20on%20the%20ORBCOMM%20Satellite.pdf


Borine in Pentaborine rocket “zip fuels” during the Cold War

http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/The-Cold-War.aspx

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/125110/Cold-War

https://medium.com/war-is-boring/the-strange-history-of-sci-fi-super-fuels-cd72a6219947

http://www.unrealaircraft.com/notes_fuel.php

http://www.borax.com/library/articles/news-and-events/news-release/from-missiles-to-medicine

http://aviationtrivia.blogspot.com/2010/09/boron-based-high-energy-jet-fuels.html

http://books.google.com/books?id=Sy0DAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA86&lpg=PA86&dq=zip+fuels&source=bl&ots=gXI0YhVRxD&sig=gd4P1S4viUWNY0x_Oa6nQc5LG_Y&hl=en&sa=X&ei=WhWjU77bOs-syATXhIGIAQ&ved=0CHYQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=zip%20fuels&f=false (pages 86-89 and then page 250)

http://www.scribd.com/doc/15062569/Pentaborane-Taming-the-Dragon-pdf


Lithium in the treatment of bipolar disorder

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/bipolar-disorder-in-adults/index.shtml#pub1

http://health.howstuffworks.com/mental-health/depression/facts/the-chemical-connection-to-depression.htm

http://depression.about.com/cs/brainchem101/a/brainchemistry.htm

http://scienceblogs.com/retrospectacle/2006/09/06/how-does-lithium-act-as-an-ant/

http://psychcentral.com/lib/mood-stabilizers-for-bipolar-disorder/00059

http://www.bipolarbrain.com/lithium.html

http://www.cchr.org/sites/default/files/education/mood-stabilizers-booklet.pdf (warning: this is a very one-sided argument against the use of medication to treat mental disorders, so use your best critical thinking skills!)

http://itech.fgcu.edu/&/issues/vol2/issue1/bipolar.htm

http://www.chem.uwec.edu/Chem115_F00/mauelec/research.htm


Carbon in Gasoline

http://science.howstuffworks.com/gasoline.htm

http://www.autoshop101.com/forms/h55.pdf

http://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/program/education/us/en/documents/project-design/react/react-presentation.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEjEqnMBdEM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wzJQFl1k9I

http://assets.slate.wvu.edu/resources/1117/1308082357.gif

http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/eoc/special_topics/teach/sp_climate_change/images/burning_gasoline.jpg

Carbon in The Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snYL5p2lUrY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPJJM_hCFj0

http://epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/gases/ch4.html

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/gases/co2.html

http://climate.nasa.gov/effects/

http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/urgentissues/global-warming-climate-change/threats-impacts/ (be sure to click on each picture for more info)

http://www.elmhurst.edu/~chm/vchembook/511natgascombust.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wzJQFl1k9I


Nitrates and Nitrites in food preservation

http://fyi.uwex.edu/meats/files/2012/02/Nitrate-and-nitrite-in-cured-meat_10-18-2012.pdf

http://www.livescience.com/36057-truth-nitrites-lunch-meat-preservatives.html

http://www.wnyc.org/story/190205-last-chance-foods-nitrate-debate/

http://www.livestrong.com/article/541308-fruits-vegetables-that-are-high-in-nitrates/

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/04/dining/04curi.html?_r=0

http://www.coopfoodstore.coop/news/good-or-bad-nitrates-and-nitrites-food

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/01/why-salt-preserves-meat/

http://www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/health-topics/botulism-foodborne.php


Nitrogen compounds in acid rain formation

http://www.epa.gov/acidrain/what/index.html

http://www.epa.gov/acidrain/effects/index.html

http://www.epa.gov/acidrain/reducing/index.html

http://www.elmhurst.edu/~chm/vchembook/193nox.html

http://envis.tropmet.res.in/menu/Pollutants/NOx.htm

http://www.epa.gov/acidrain/measure/ph.html

http://bqs.usgs.gov/acidrain/program.pdf

http://water.usgs.gov/nwc/NWC/pH/html/ph.html


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

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

http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/3234.htm

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607613063/abstract

http://www.red40.com

http://pubs.acs.org/cen/whatstuff/stuff/8134foodcoloring.html

http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/rest/chemical/allura+red+ac+dye

http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/2008/April/11040804.asp

http://www.understandingfoodadditives.org/pages/ch2p1-2.htm


Oxygen in ozone: Good up high, bad nearby

http://epa.gov/airquality/ozonepollution/pdfs/ozonegb.pdf

http://www.epa.gov/groundlevelozone/basic.html

http://www.lung.org/healthy-air/outdoor/resources/ozone.html

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1314964/

http://www.theozonehole.com/ozonecreation.htm

http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/csd/assessments/ozone/2010/twentyquestions/Q10.pdf

http://ozonewatch.gsfc.nasa.gov/facts/hole.html

http://uv.biospherical.com/student/page2.html


Chloro-floro carbons and the ozone hole

http://www.ciesin.org/TG/OZ/cfcozn.html

http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/hats/publictn/elkins/cfcs.html

http://www.theozonehole.com/cfc.htm

http://www.epa.gov/ozone/defns.html

http://www.epa.gov/ozone/science/sc_fact.html

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/113689/chlorofluorocarbon-CFC

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120224110737.htm

http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/science_and_impacts/science/ozone-hole-and-gw-faq.html


Sodium chloride in water softeners

http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/improvement/interior/1275126

http://home.howstuffworks.com/question991.htm

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-do-water-softeners-wo/

http://www.steamcombustion.com/sitebuilder/images/qq1sgWaterSofteners-451x600.jpg

http://www.hamburg.mi.us/SODIUM%20CHLORIDE%20ISSUES/pdfs/deq-wmd-gwp-SodiumChlorideWaterSofteners.pdf

http://www.wqpmag.com/potassium-chloride-vs-sodium-chloride

http://www.wqpmag.com/removing-contaminants-chemistry

http://www.wqpmag.com/iron-water-supply


Magnesium in chlorophyll and Iron in blood hemoglobin

http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/biocoach/photosynth/chlorophyll.html

http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/chlorophyll/chlorophyll_h.htm

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-connection-between-chlorophyll-and-magnesium.htm

http://www.worldofmolecules.com/life/chlorophyll.htm

http://www.texasheartinstitute.org/HIC/anatomy/blood.cfm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhqcB34AwpU

http://chemed.chem.purdue.edu/genchem/topicreview/bp/1biochem/blood3.html

http://we-are-star-stuff.tumblr.com/post/73244784812/eosinophillia-red-vs-green-the-similarities


Aluminum vs. Steel in the bodies of cars

http://www.cartalk.com/blogs/jim-motavalli/steel-vs-aluminum-lightweight-wars-heat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE8I_M2pyg8

http://articles.latimes.com/2014/jan/17/business/la-fi-autos-weight-20140118

http://discoverykids.com/articles/how-is-steel-made-from-iron/

http://www.wenzelmetalspinning.com/steel-vs-aluminum.html

http://advanceplastics.ca/product_images/uploaded_images/aluminum-vs-steel.jpg

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/aluminum-in-autos-better-than-steel-to-save-energy-and-cut-carbon-oak-ridge-national-lab-confirms-2013-09-19 (this article argues for aluminum cars)

http://www.worldautosteel.org/why-steel/safety/vehicle-safety-and-steel/ (this article argues for steel cars)


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

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/544409/Silicon-Valley

http://www.npr.org/2012/03/26/149404846/the-birth-of-silicon-valley

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/diode.htm

http://curiosity.discovery.com/question/what-makes-silicon-good-semiconductor

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/electronics-basics-what-is-a-semiconductor.html

http://www.mse.umd.edu/whatismse/semiconductors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWVywhzuHnQ

http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/energy/solar-cell2.htm


Environmental concerns of Phosphorus in fertilizers

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-phosphorus-fertilizer.htm

http://www1.fipr.state.fl.us/PhosphatePrimer/0/8CEB80BB741B166585256F800077C38F

http://www.els.net/WileyCDA/ElsArticle/refId-a0003249.html

http://www.unep.or.jp/ietc/publications/short_series/lakereservoirs-3/3.asp

http://science.jrank.org/pages/5146/Phosphorus-Removal.html

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120815112243.htm

http://www.extension.umn.edu/agriculture/nutrient-management/phosphorus/understanding-phosphorus-fertilizers/

http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/nps/success319/mi_poterfield.cfm


High sulfur coals in power plants produce acid rain

http://www.fossil.energy.gov/education/energylessons/coal/gen_howformed.html

http://www.fossil.energy.gov/education/energylessons/coal/gen_coal.html

http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/coalvswind/brief_coal.html https://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/nsf50/nsfoutreach/htm/n50_z2/pages_z3/17_pg.htm#answer1

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB114583391429033632

http://www.epa.gov/acidrain/what/index.html

http://www.epa.gov/acidrain/effects/index.html

http://www.epa.gov/acidrain/measure/ph.html


Chlorine gas in chemical warfare (WWI and Syria)

http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/chlorine/basics/facts.asp

http://spartacus-educational.com/FWWchlorine.htm

http://www.firstworldwar.com/weaponry/gas.htm

http://www.bris.ac.uk/Depts/Chemistry/MOTM/mustard/mustard.htm

http://www.cfr.org/iraq/mustard-gas/p9551

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/syria-conflict-president-assads-forces-accused-of-using-chlorine-gas-against-rebels-despite-pledges-to-give-up-chemical-weapons-9550016.html (WARNING: There are some disturbing pictures in this article)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/23/us-syria-crisis-chlorine-idUSBREA4M08V20140523

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-26116868 (WARNING: There are some disturbing pictures in this article)


Potassium perchlorate in fireworks

http://pubs.acs.org/cen/whatstuff/stuff/7927sci3.html

http://chemistry.about.com/library/weekly/blfireworks.htm

http://chemistry.about.com/od/fireworkspyrotechnics/a/fireworkcolors.htm

http://chemistry.about.com/od/4thofjulychemistry/ss/How-Are-Colors-Formed-in-Fireworks.htm

http://chemistry.about.com/od/howthingswork/a/fireworks.htm

http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/podcast/CIIEcompounds/transcripts/KClO3.asp

http://www.themarysue.com/learn-how-fireworks-happen/#geekosystem

http://www.bee-inc.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/how-fireworks-work-infographic.jpg


Calcium phosphate in foods to prevent osteoporosis

http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Bone/Bone_Health/

http://www.endocrineweb.com/conditions/osteoporosis/osteoporosis-overview

http://www.endocrineweb.com/conditions/osteoporosis/role-calcium-vitamin-d-bone-health

http://nof.org/articles/886

http://www.livestrong.com/article/475373-what-is-calcium-phosphate/

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/vitamin-d/

https://www.bcm.edu/research/centers/childrens-nutrition-research-center/consumer/archives/calcium-fortified-cereal.htm

http://www.nutraceuticalsworld.com/blog/formulation/2013-07-18/calcium-fortification-challenges-benefits


Calcium carbonate in shells and corals dissolving due to global warming

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/basics/

http://water.epa.gov/type/oceb/habitat/coral_index.cfm

http://humantouchofchemistry.com/colourful-seashells.htm

http://www.epa.gov/acidrain/measure/ph.html

http://centerforoceansolutions.org/climate/impacts/ocean-acidification/ (make sure to click on the picture links along with reading the text)

http://centerforoceansolutions.org/climate/impacts/ocean-acidification/decalcification/

http://www.terrain.org/articles/21/burns.htm

http://theotherco2problem.wordpress.com/what-happens-chemically/


Titanium Alloys: the new “in” metal for aircrafts and golf clubs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LHDSB1n11k

http://industrialtalks.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/why-titanium-is-used-in-the-aircraft-industry/

http://www.titaniumfortomorrow.com/tft/military.do (text and video)

http://www.golf-components.com/titanium.html

http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2007-12/titanium-or-plain-ol-steel

http://www.nbclearn.com/science-of-golfhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE8I_M2pyg8 (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)

http://thomas.pattman.net/physics/


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

http://www.qrg.northwestern.edu/projects/vss/docs/power/2-how-do-batteries-work.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_482751&feature=iv&src_vid=KkRwuM4S8BQ&v=gWKOjncBMCQ

https://engineering.mit.edu/ask/how-does-battery-work

http://www.wisegeek.org/what-are-the-key-components-of-an-alkaline-battery.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7tOipB_-38

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/leadacid.html

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/everyday-tech/lithium-ion-battery.htm

http://www.brighthubengineering.com/power-generation-distribution/123909-types-of-batteries-and-their-applications/


Cobalt for food irradiation

http://www.epa.gov/rpdweb00/sources/food_irrad.html

http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm261680.htm

http://www.ndt-ed.org/EducationResources/CommunityCollege/RadiationSafety/theory/decay.htm

http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/isotopes/ (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)

http://uw-food-irradiation.engr.wisc.edu/Process.html

http://www.physics.isu.edu/radinf/food.htm

http://www.iaea.org/Publications/Booklets/foodirradiation.pdf (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)

http://www.organicconsumers.org/Irrad/irradfact.cfm (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

http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/sunscreen.html

http://www.physics.org/article-questions.asp?id=46

http://www.livescience.com/32666-how-does-sunscreen-work.html

http://consults.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/10/what-to-look-for-in-a-sunscreen/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/22/health/22well.html

http://www.ewg.org/2014sunscreen/the-trouble-with-sunscreen-chemicals/

http://www.cancercouncil.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Sunscreen-information-sheet1.pdf

http://www.madehow.com/Volume-2/Sunscreen.html

Gallium vs. Mercury Thermometers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LHDSB1n11k

http://www.chemistrylearner.com/galinstan.html#composition-of-galinstan-metal-alloy

http://sciencewithryan.blogspot.com/2014/03/23-galinstan-metal.html

http://www.farmersalmanac.com/weather/2010/11/22/how-does-a-thermometer-work/

http://curiosity.discovery.com/question/how-do-thermometers-measure-temperature (also watch the video at the bottom)

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/jeremy-piven-mercury-poisoning/ (scroll past the discussion of Jeremy Piven to get to the science of mercury poisoning)

http://www.naturalnews.com/016544_mercury_heavy_metals.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzJQQ_PbBhw

Arsenic in Rice

http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/text_version/chemicals.php?id=3

http://www.fda.gov/food/foodborneillnesscontaminants/metals/ucm319870.htm

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/18/the-trouble-with-rice/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

http://grist.org/food/theres-arsenic-in-your-rice-and-heres-how-it-got-there/ (make sure to click on the infographic also)

http://www.cotton.org/tech/pest/bollweevil/eradication2.cfm

http://www.auburn.edu/~dunnmes/whatisabollweevil.html

http://blogs.plos.org/speakeasyscience/2012/02/21/on-rice-and-arsenic/

http://consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2012/11/arsenic-in-your-food/index.htm


Bromine in flame retardants and Mountain Dew

http://www.bromine-info.org/en/are-brfs-safe/why-is-bromine-effective-as-a-flame-retardant/

http://www.bsef.com/infographic-brominated-flame-retardants-an-essential-part-of-modern-life

http://www.nachi.org/brominated-fire-retardant-dangers.htm

http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/flame-retardants-under-fire

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2011/brominated-battle-in-sodas

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/05/05/coke-pepsi-dropping-bvo-from-all-drinks/8736657/

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-chemicals-are-used-i/


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

Click here for Project Reflection Form