The Alkali Metals I wanted to display all the key points about each group of elements, in a way that was both clear and engaging for the pupils – as a consequence, the information presented is relatively basic, so that it’s accessible for as many of the year groups as possible. I also tried to include some information regarding uses of the elements or compounds containing them, in order to make it relevant and pique the pupils’ interest.
Portrait by Thomas Phillips, 1821 - Sir Humphry Davy, 1st Baronet FRS MRIA FGS (1778 –1829) was a Cornish chemist & inventor. He is probably best remembered today for his discoveries of several alkali & alkaline earth metals, as well as contributions to the discoveries of the elemental nature of chlorine & iodine. In January 1819, Davy was awarded a baronetcy, this was, at the time, the highest honour ever conferred on a man of science in Britain.
Lithium Quartz - Of the numerous stones used for crystal healing, many of the most effective and popular contain lithium, a light alkali metal. The most powerful lithium crystals available are lithium in quartz, as the quartz further amplifies its unique qualities. Interestingly, lithium is produced naturally by the brain when we appreciate a beautiful sunset!
The Acid Alkaline Balance: Human blood pH should be slightly alkaline ( 7.35 - 7.45 ). Below or above this range means symptoms and disease. A pH of 7.0 is neutral. A pH below 7.0 is acidic. A pH above 7.0 is alkaline. An acidic pH can occur from, an acid forming diet, emotional stress, toxic overload, and/or immune reactions or any process that deprives the cells of oxygen and other nutrients. The body will try to compensate for acidic pH by using alkaline minerals. If the diet does...
Help your students understand how the Periodic Table of Elements is organized! Students will have to correctly label the different parts of the periodic table using the following words: actinides, alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, halogens, lanthanides, metalloids, metals, noble gases, nonmetals, and transition metals. Answers are included! $
Zektzerite [NaLiZrSi6O15]: A member of the tuhualite group first found in 1966 from the Willow Creek basin below Silver Star mountain in Okanogan County, WA. It is named for Jack Zektzer (born 1936), mathematician & mineral collector of Seattle, WA. The mineral was misidentified as alkali beryl (morganite) at that time. Environment: In miarolitic cavities and isolated grains in alkaline syenite of the Golden Horn batholith.