Elements

This collection supports the release of the new novel by Simon Mayo called Itch. The book, published by Random House Children's Books, is about a boy who loves science, collects elements and discovers a new element. The collection contains a selection of eLibrary resources which can be used to support the teaching of elements and the periodic table.

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Sulphur

This Science upd8 activity focuses on sulphur, which is usually the element fingered for the blame when it comes to pollution. Students research sulphur to get the low down on this "Jekyll and Hyde" chemical; then act out a trial of the suspect element.

Pirates Treasure Mystery

This Science upd8 activity is inspired by the film Pirates of the Caribbean. What are the contents of the treasure chest? What metal is the key made of? What happened to the treasure after decades under the sea?

Atomic Structure

This unit of learning material from the National Learning Network Materials' Chemistry collection, describes atomic structure including the relationship between the numbers of protons, electrons and neutrons in an atom. This resource describes the arrangement of electrons within the first three electron shells of...

Elements and Atoms

This unit of learning material from the National Learning Network Materials' Chemistry collection, looks at elements and introduces atomic structure. The resource describes how protons, electrons and neutrons make up atoms and describes how to define the atomic number of an element. It introduces the periodic table...

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