To succeed in this assignment you need to pick an Element that has a Compound and a Mixture. The Elements that would be most suitable are: hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, fluorine, sodium, magnesium, aluminium, silicon, phosphorus, sulphur, potassium, calcium, iron, nickel, zinc, silver, tin, lead and barium.

The noble gases (helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon and radon) are unreactive and do not form compounds at all so should not be chosen to study.

Bell's Crossing Elementary : Mixtures and Solutions

This PowerPoint explains the differences between mixtures, solutions and examples of them.  it may be helpful if you are unsure of the differences.

When looking for diagrams, search "chemical diagram for..."


These 3 sites below all provide information about the elements and their properties, including melting and boiling point, and the categorisation of the elements into metals, non-metals or metalloid.

Go back to the Portal and go to the World Book link http://portal.ringwoodsc.vic.edu.au/

Chemicool : Periodic Table  Diagram of the Periodic Table and brief overview

Chem4kids : Periodic Table and Elements  Detailed information with links 

Chemical Elements : Periodic Table  Diagram of Periodic Table providing information on all the elements

Chemistrtry.about.com :  Periodic Table  General overview

BBC : Bitesize  : compounds and mixtures  General overview

Images of Elements : virtual museum  Periodic Table with information on all the elements


Chem4 kids : compound basics  General information on compounds with links

Web elements : home of the Periodic Table  This site enables you to explore the compounds linked to different elements.

Web elements : carbon compounds  Carbon compounds

BBC : Bitesize : compounds and mixtures   General overview


A mixture is two or more compounds or elements that make a product, but there are many natural mixtures also e.g., milk, sea water, air.  For example if your Element is Carbon you could pick lemonade as carbon is a component of sugar.  All the metal alloys such as brass and bronze and stainless steel are also mixtures.

BBC Bitesize : compounds and mixtures : General overview


You need to include a proper bibliography. The final slide of your Keynote should have the heading "Bibliography" and should inlcude an alphabetized list of the websites and books that you have used. Your diary has an excellent explanation on page 24.  It is suggested that you use a sub- heading separate books from websites. The site below has examples of each type of bibliographic entry including texts and websites.

St. Aloysius College : Bibliography

Example of a textbook bibliographic entry:

Author, (date of publication) Title in italics, Publisher, location of publication

Gray, T, (2009) The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe, Black Dog, New York

Examples of a website bibliographic entry:

Author, Title in italics, Publisher or organisation, date you went to the website, URL for the website

With  an author:

Ward, C,  Australian bush fires burn on, Disaster Relief,viewed 13 March  2013, http://www.disasterrelief.org/Disasters/020104Ausfires4.

Without  an author:

Spaceflight, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, viewed  13 March  2013, http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/living/spacefood/index.html




The ability of a substance to dissolve.


The ability or power to conduct or transmit heat, electricity, or sound.


Capable of being shaped or formed, as by hammering or pressure.


Shininess or brightness.

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