Science10 – Chemical Reactions and Radioactivity.

Chapter 4 – Atomic Theory explains the formation of compounds.

·        NOTES ON SECTION 4.1

·        WORKBOOK 4.1 (pages may be downloaded and printed at home)

·        Section 4.1 Quiz

·   Calcium Metal in Water - this includes a short description of the procedure and a 0:58 video clip of the reaction. (RealPlayer required)

·   Scale Model of a Hydrogen Atom - It can be difficult to believe, but even the smallest atoms - here, hydrogen - are composed primarily of empty space.

·   Matter! - a nice interactive tutorial with good visuals of the atom.   Check out the Density Lab.


· - almost everything you might want to know about the elements of the periodic table are just a click away.

·   J WebElements periodic table - the original online periodic table, with in-depth information on all of your favourite elements.

·   Origins of the Periodic Table - this guide reviews many of the topics in the atomic theory and periodic table.  Also covers energy and temperature.

·  ELEMENTary, my dear Watson - can you fill in the blanks?

·   Bohr Diagrams of the Atom - illustrate the nuclear contents, as well as the electron positions, for elements.

·   **Whizzy Periodic Table - showing the electron energy shells for the lighter elements.

·   Lewis Structures - this guide takes you through writing a Lewis structure, as well as ionic and covalent compounds as Lewis diagrams.

·   How Nanotechnology Works - a nice look at the background of the science, including a short 2:00 video.

·  Atomic Theory and Bonding Crossword


·        NOTES ON SECTION 4.2

·        WORKBOOK 4.2 (pages may be downloaded and printed at home)

·   Naming Ionic Compounds - how to name the transfer of electrons between cations (metallic ions, ammonium polyatomic ion) and anions (non-metallic ions, negative polyatomic ions).

·   Ionic Formulas - ionic formulas for simple ionic compounds, as well as those with multivalent metals and polyatomic ions.  Check out the online quizzes on Ionic and Molecular Formulas!!

·   Names to Formulas - use this quiz page to test how well you can write chemical formulas of ionic compounds based on their name.

·   Names and Formulas - this java-based quiz is simple, but provides lots of practice naming ionic compounds.








·   Comparing Ionic and Covalent Bonding - a good summary of both bond types.   Scroll down to see the great simulations of each (Flash required).

·  Names and Formulas Crossword.  (Also available for download )


·        NOTES ON SECTION 4.3


·  Chemical Equations Crossword.  (Also available for download )

·   Balancing Chemical Equations - tutorials, explanations and practice problems here, here, and here.

·   Practice with Balancing Chemical Equations - use this site to practice your skills at balancing.  Great to do on LCD projector with class as contest!

·   Matter and Molecules - summaries and timelines of the important people and events in the early attempts at describing compound structures.


Chapter 5 – Compounds are classified in different ways.

·        NOTES ON SECTION 5.1



·   J Pigments: Their Historical, Chemical and Artistic Importance - a listing of popular pigments.

·   Chemical Indicators - a wide range of chemicals, measuring a wide range of pH values.

·   Naming Acids - the name of the compound it comes from is key to naming an acid.  Try the quiz at the end and challenge yourself with Bases and Hydrates!!

·   The pH Scale and Hydrogen Ion Concentration - short, simple explanation of the relationship between pH and hydrogen ion concentration.

·   Properties of Acids and Bases - take this 20-question quiz to test your knowledge of the properties of acids and bases.

·  Acids and Bases Crossword.  (Also available for download )


·        NOTES ON SECTION 5.2


·   Hydrochloric Acid and Zinc -

·  Acid Rain - the oxides that produce acid rain, the effects of acid rain, and method to decrease oxide effects.

·   Metals in Hydrochloric Acid - do this demo lab to discover how different metals react (or don't react) with HCl.

·   Acid Rain and Architecturevideo How it works. 

·   J Cueva de los Cristales - stunning video of these massive crystals (4:56).    Naica Peñoles Project, the Cave of The Crystals - a thorough explanation of these magnificent caves.


·        NOTES ON SECTION 5.3


It’s a family thing (organic chemistry song)

Organic Chem 1

Organic Chem2




·   Smelting Lead - this site provides a very complete review of the lead smelting process.

·   Molecular Models - by using the jmol plugin, it is possible to study many organic molecules in 3D.

·   The Hydrocarbons Page - information, images and 3D models of hydrocarbons.  Gif – 3D and rotate these hydrocarbons.

·   J Molecular Viewing Gallery - get a 3D view of almost any organic molecule you can think of.   Try several!  See which names you recognize.  Rotate them with your mouse!

·  Organic Compounds Crossword.  (Also available for download )


Chapter 6 – Chemical reactions occur in predictable ways.

·        NOTES ON SECTION 6.1

synthesis rxn (exothermic)

metal oxide + H20 = BASE Synthesis


single replac’t



***Chemical Reactions of Different Types

combustion rxn




·   The Six Types of Chemical Reaction - a quick review of each of the six types of reaction.

·   Chemistry Knowledge quiz - another review exercise.

·   Practice Balancing Equations - can you name the reaction type as well? Practice predicting more products of reactions here.

·   Predicting Products of Chemical Reactions - a nice review of both reaction types and balancing.

·  Types of Chemical Reactions Crossword. (Also available for download )


·        NOTES ON SECTION 6.2

·   Rates of Reaction and Collision Theory – scroll down to see animations.

·   A Diamond's Deep History - a nice interactive explanation of diamonds, from PBS.

·  Rate of Chemical Reactions Crossword. (Also available for download )

·  *** Temperature and Reaction Rate - glowsticks and water at different temperatures, including an interactive movie.

·  ***The Effect of Concentration and Pressure - read through the explanations, and interact with the virtual activities.  Recheck the iodine clock in this one.

·  Elephant Toothpaste and Reaction Rate - this popular demo can really illustrate how concentration effects reaction rate.


Making Nylon

 Crash Test Videos

How Food Preservation Works

 Catalytic Converters - in vehicles

·  Surface Area and Reaction RateLycopodium explosion. The more surface area there is, the faster a reaction can occur.

·    Crash Test Videos - want to see airbags in action? Download videos here and see for yourself.

·   Air Bags - comprehensive information and many good short animations.

·   How Air Bags Work: The Future of Air Bags - excellent info on what the future holds for air bags.

·    Stoichiometry that Saves Lives – scroll down to see video.

·    Air Bags and Collisions - from Newton's Apple, a video showing car safety. Includes a teacher guide.

Chapter 7 – The atomic theory explains radioactivity.

·        NOTES ON SECTION 7.1

The Discovery of Radioactivity


Carbon 14 Decay


Natural Decay (The Radioactivity Song)


Fission vs. Fusion Nukes


Radiocarbon Dating


·  Radioactive Decay Crossword.  (Also available for download )

·  Nuclear Reactions Crossword.  (Also available for download )


·        NOTES ON SECTION 7.2

·        WORKBOOK 7.2 (pages may be downloaded and printed at home)

·        Section 7.2 quiz


·        NOTES ON SECTION 7.3

WORKBOOK 7.3 (pages may be downloaded and printed at home)

·        Section 7.3 quiz