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Curriculum Development Proposal

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By:  Victoria Brown

Date: August 29, 2007

1. Laboratory Techniques Poster - This poster is a quick reference guide and refresher, this chart is a great reference for my classroom or lab, and frees me from answering questions repeatedly.  The clear, thorough illustrations address concerns on proper adjustment of burner flames, how to measure liquids, how to bend glass tubing, and 20 other techniques students need to master successfully. 

Cost :  $60.95

2. Giant color-coded periodic table - This color-coded elements make it easy for my students to distinguish between metals, nonmetals, metalloids and groups (families).  Elements can be seen from any corner of the classroom.  Uses both the new IUPAC group numbering system (1-18) and the older CAS numbering system (IA, IIA, IIIB, VIB.).  Details given for each element are name, symbol, atomic number, atomic weight, electron shells and state of matter at 20C.  Includes a table of naturally occuring isotopes and a table of common uses (also color-coded). 

Cost: $49.95

3. Chemical Elements for Observation Kit - This is a great opportunity for my students to observe actual elements!  This set contains elements from 14 different groups and 5 different periods.  Each element is packaged in a sealed glass vial contained in a clear plastic bottle, and the name of each element is also labelled.

Cost: $89.00

4. Characteristics of Matter Kit - This kit is loaded with materials included that conduct a series of experiments that will help them become more familiar with the physical and chemical properties of matter.  They'll observe and graph the melting point of ice, test the density of different substances, identify unknown solutions, and more.  The kit includes 6 spot plates, 6 stirrers,  thermometers, 1/2 oz. empty dropper bottles, vial of blue and red litmus paper strips, pipettes, sodium bicarbonate, calcium chloride, acetic acid, sodium chloride, sand, sucrose, instruction manual, and special needs materials.

Cost: $109.50

5. Ionic Interaction Kit - This kit will introduce students to a unique method of writing ionic formulas and ionic interaction equations and developing solubility principles from empirical evidence.  Students can work in groups to take fifteen cations and let them interact with the sodium or potassium salts of 13 anions.  Each test can be repeated for approximately 110 times. 

Cost: $145.00