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ERIC Number: EJ1079312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
How Heavy Are You? Find the Answer in the Periodic Table
Woelk, Klaus
Journal of Chemical Education, v92 n10 p1757-1758 Oct 2015
In a classroom or take-home activity, students are challenged to write their name as a combination of chemical-element symbols and calculate "their" molar mass. Age-appropriate versions ranging from middle school to entry-level college classes are discussed. Acceptable molar-mass suggestions may be used in a competition for the heaviest combination or weighed against a preset value derived from the teacher's name. The activity is suited for exploring information provided with the periodic table at times when atomic and molar masses are first introduced.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A