Research activity sheet - Compounds You will research a chemical compound and create a PowerPoint presentation about it. It should include common uses of the compound risks associated with the use of the compound its chemical formula its common and chemical name interesting pictures and info the elements that make up the compound and a Bohr-Rutherford diagram for each tests for the chemical and physical properties of the compound You need to remember to record Search strings for any Internet searches. You will need to cite all sources you use according to APA Style. Stage 1: Preparing for research: Choosing a topic Citric Acid Sodium chloride Potassium chloride Rubbing Alcohol Ammonia Camphor Salicylic acid Glucose AntiFreeze Ethanol Naphthalene Aspirin Maltose Lactose Bleach Vinegar Vitamin E Vitamin C Copper chloride Sugar/sucrose Baking soda Epsom salts Hydrogen peroxide Cream of tartar Antacid Tablets Gasoline Formaldehyde Caffeine Aspartame Methanol Fructose benzene TNT IBUPROFEN Topic Nickel Chlorine Sodium chloride Mercury Copper Sulfur trioxide Gold Ethanol Polyethylene DEET Lead Nitrogen dioxide Iron Sulfur Ammonium nitrate Bleach Sodium Carbon dioxide Aluminum Methane Ammonia Iodine Helium Octane Citric Acid Sodium chloride Potassium chloride Rubbing Alcohol Ammonia Camphor Salicylic acid Glucose Anti-Freeze Ethanol Naphthalene Aspirin Maltose Lactose Bleach Vinegar Vitamin E Vitamin C ANTACID TABLETS Copper chloride Sugar Baking soda Epsom salts Hydrogen peroxide Cream of tartar Step 1: Find keywords on your topic Keywords 1. Is your topic a compound or an element? 2. Is the name a common name or its chemical name? 3. Try to think of any other names (synonyms or acronyms) for your topic. What words come to mind for your topic immediately? 4. What area of chemistry is your topic found? E.g. is it a drug, a cleaner, a precious metal? Do a quick Wikipedia search…look for hyperlinked words; synonyms 5. Try an encyclopedia Go to the Virtual Library. See below for how to access. 6. Try a Directory to generate keywords a. Open Directory Project: http://www.dmoz.org/ b. Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org/ c. Academic Info http://www.academicinfo.net/ d. Links for Chemists http://www.liv.ac.uk/Chemistry/Links/links.html 7. Try a Clustering Metasearch engine a. Dogpile www.dogpile.com b. Quintura http://www.quintura.com/ 8. Try Career Cruising which is in the Virtual Library. The password is below. It will help you find careers that may use the compound you are researching. Career Cruising Username: Ancaster Password: Lion Step 2: Find books Try some of the books that are pulled for you. Finding eBooks: Access eBooks through Virtual Library. Step 3: Finding On-line Encyclopedias About.com –Chemistry encyclopedia http://chemistry.about.com/od/chemistryatoz/a/aencyclopedia.htm Encyclopedia 4U http://www.encyclopedia4u.com/l/list-of-compounds.html Science World http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/chemistry/letters/ Chemical Compound Database http://ull.chemistry.uakron.edu/erd/ Virtual Library ACCESS Ancaster Library Website http://schools.hwdsb.on.ca/ancasterhigh/library-2/ Virtual Library ID: secondary Password: library FIND DATABASES AND ON-LINE ENCYCLOPEDIAS HERE! ALSO TRY: Questia (talk to the Librarians to get the password) For Science Topics: Step 5: Finding Quality Websites HINTS AND TIPS TO FINDING GOOD WEB SITES: Use your keywords to develop “search strings” that focus your search to a reasonable number of sites that are relevant. Use advanced search features and complex searches using your keywords in Google. E.g. “carbon dioxide” +safety +protection –“global warming” Use tilde~ to ask for synonyms. E.g. ~CO should get sites that refer to carbon monoxide. Use “factsheet” as a search word or article Look for quality domains in the URL (.gov; .edu; .k12; .org) E.g. adding site:gov in search box with your term gives you just sites that are .gov or add inurl:diabetes for sites that include diabetes in the URL. Add inurl:ca for Canadian sites e.g.: www.diabetes.ca for the Canadian Diabetes Association. Look for sites that contain current information (check for dates uploaded; revised and/or updated) Look for sites with adequate and accurate information. (check other sites to back up facts) Look for good authors (contact info; good background on author) Look for sites by quality organizations. National Science Digital Library http://www.chemeddl.org/collections/ http://nsdl.org/ Specialized Directories Links for Chemists http://www.liv.ac.uk/Chemistry/Links/links.html Chembiofinder http://chembiofinder.cambridgesoft.com/chembiofinder/simplesearch.aspx NIST http://webbook.nist.gov/chemistry/name-ser.html Chem Synthesis http://www.chemsynthesis.com/structure-search.html How to find MSDS sheets http://www.msds.com/ http://hazard.com/msds/links.html http://ccinfoweb.ccohs.ca/msds/search.html http://www3.3m.com/search/ca/en001/msdssearchform.do Chemical Compounds http://www.allatoms.com/CompoundWebSites.htm Chemical of the week sheets http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/chemweek/chemweek.html WebElements - look for link on left to compounds http://www.webelements.com/webelements/scholar/index.html Household Products website: http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/index.htm Properties of materials www.unb.ca/safety/hazmaterial.html www.cpuc.ca.gov/environment/info/esa/pgedivest/swaps/final/swapch_2vii.html For Information on Elements: 1) This site is great for pictures. http://www.webelements.com/webelements/scholar/ 2) This site provides you with the state, melting & boiling points, and density. http://www.chemicalelements.com/ 3) This site provides you with the state, some human uses, health & environmental effects. http://www.lenntech.com/periodic-chart.htm 4) This site has human uses, and harmful effects. http://www.kids.net.au/encyclopedia-wiki/pe/Periodic_table 5) This site has uses, and general information. http://www.chemsoc.org/viselements/pages/pertable_fla.htm 6) Some other sites http://www.chemicool.com/ http://periodic.lanl.gov/ http://www.tryagain.com/chemistry/elements.htm http://www.lenntech.com/periodic-chart.htm CHEM COLLECTIVE -HAS LINK TO VIRTUAL LAB http://chemcollective.org/ Answer.com -add the name of your metal and it gives you lots of info http://www.answers.com/main/science.jsp CITING SOURCES AND NOTE-TAKING For note-taking sheets for your project see the Library website or click here. Try on-line Citation help software to write your REFERENCES in APA style: 1. KnightCite http://www.calvin.edu/library/knightcite/index.php 2. Citation machine http://citationmachine.net/ To help you format your REFERENCE sheet, read the guides on our website.