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Elements Haiku

A review of the Periodic Table composed of 119 science haiku, one for each element, plus a closing haiku for element 119 (not yet synthesized). The haiku encompass astronomy, biology, chemistry, history, physics, and a bit of whimsical flair. Click or hover over an element on the Periodic Table to read the haiku.

General Chemistry Resources

Elements Database - Features descriptions of all the elements in the periodic table including chemical element symbol, atomic number, and atomic weight, as well as images to use in school projects and research work.

CHEMystery - Guides high school chemistry students through a virtual textbook providing a review of topics including atoms and molecules, states of matter, chemical reactions, acids and bases, organic chemistry, nuclear reactions, and thermodynamics.

Chem4Kids - Clarifies basic chemistry information for elementary school students with images, diagrams, and easy-to-follow examples. Focusing on matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions, and biochemistry, quizzes at the end of each section help student to review what they’ve learned.

Chemistry Tutor Page - Provides the basic information you need to complete your chemistry homework. A chemistry calculator helps with conversions while charts, practice problems, and definitions assist with questions about significant digits, the factor-label method, lab safety, and chemical reactions.

ChemTutor - Reviews the fundamentals of chemistry with pertinent information about the periodic table, elements, atomic structure, compounds, reactions, Mols, solutions, and states of matter.

Erik's Chemistry - Consists of a collection of basic chemistry, AP chemistry, and organic chemistry notes and outlines to use for review. Topics are suited for high school and college students.

General Chemistry Online - Supplies a wealth of information about various topics in chemistry through an extensive database of common compound names, formulas, and structures as well as self-guided tutorials, quizzes, articles, interacting graphing, calculators, and a glossary featuring audio pronunciations.

High School Chemistry Hub - Displays links to quizzes, interactive periodic tables, chemistry games, famous chemists, and lab guides that students can use for help with chemistry homework.

General Organic and Biochemistry - Integrates charts, graphic organizers, animations, and simple notes into a colorful slideshow designed to present students with comprehensible chemistry information in an attractive format.

Organic Chemistry - Familiarizes students with topics from beginning to advanced organic chemistry through charts, diagrams, illustrations, practice problems, course notes, and exam questions.

The Catalyst - Catalogs sites containing everything from lesson plans to experiments. Categories of exploration include organic chemistry, the periodic table, the history and development of chemistry, AP chemistry, laboratory safety, and the teaching of chemistry.

Eric's Treasure Trove of Chemistry - Defines key concepts in geology, mineralogy, petrology, quantum chemistry, organic chemistry, and inorganic chemistry.

Periodic Table - Uncovers an interactive periodic table of elements where students can learn about the properties of an element, its electron configuration, and its relation to other elements in the table.

Chemicool Periodic Table - Examines important characteristics of elements with an easy-to-read fact sheet for each element. An interesting description about the arrangement of elements in the periodic table helps students to understand the relationships that exist between elements.

Periodic Table Adventure - Explores basic chemistry concepts for those new to the periodic table of elements. Thoughtful reading passages describe the history of the periodic table; the inside of an atom; how to read the periodic table; and the differences between metals, nonmetals, and metalloids. The option to take a quiz after each section allows students to practice what they’ve learned and monitor comprehension of each topic.

Tutorial on Balancing Equations - Makes balancing chemical equations fun with fascinating tutorials and exercises using vivid animations.

Balancing Chemical Equations - Illustrates how to balance chemical equations with a tutorial offering both text and audio explanations. A final exercise puts your chemistry abilities to the test.

The Chem Collective - The ChemCollective is a collection of virtual labs, scenario-based learning activities, tutorials, and concept tests. Teachers can use our content for pre-labs, for alternatives to textbook homework, and for in-class activities for individuals or teams. Students can review and learn chemistry concepts using our virtual labs, simulations, and tutorials. The ChemCollective is organized by a group of faculty and staff at Carnegie Mellon who are interested in using, assessing, and creating engaging online activities for chemistry education.