Science Probe II Technology Activities
1. Glen T. Seaborg, who died in February 1999, was a Nobel
Laureate and co-discoverer of ten transuranium elements. Conduct an Internet
search to learn: a.What work contributed to Seaborg winning the Nobel
Prize? b.What was his contribution to the use of atomic energy? c.What
was his education and work experience? d.Which elements did he co-discover
and who were his co-workers? e.How was these elements discovered? Prepare
a multimedia presentation to inform your classmates of what you have learned.
Below is a web site to get you started:
The Life of Glenn T. Seaborg
2. Dimitri Mendeleev suggested the first Periodic Table
of the Elements, but he definitely was not the last to make suggestions
about how it should look. There have been numerous proposals on the structure
and appearance of the Periodic Table since Mendeleev’s time. Conduct an
Internet search to find at least four different structures of the Periodic
Table that have been proposed and what the benefits of each version are.
It might also be helpful to correspond through e-mail or talk in a web
discussion site with a chemist. Prepare a multimedia presentation to inform
your classmates of what you have learned. Below is a web site to get you
Yahoo!®'s Periodic Table of the Elements http://dir.yahoo.com/Science/Chemistry/Periodic_Table_of_the_Elements/
Activity 8D – Use a word processing
program to make the two-column table as directed in this activity. As
you read the sections, take your notes on the computer. Print the document,
and secure it on your SCIENCE PROBE Logbook.