We continued our exploration of the law of conservation of mass today by reading about Antoine Lavoisier, a french scientist who, along with his wife Marie-Anne, first described the law of conservation of mass, also known as Lavoisier's Law. Although a magnificent (and wealthy) scientist, Lavoisier could not escape the unrest of the French Revolution and was beheaded. In addition to reading, we also watched a video about the fundamental laws of chemistry that discussed Lavoisier along with many other early chemists who laid the foundation for our modern understanding of matter. We finished up with some more molecular modelling. Today we made multiple molecules then "reacted" them to form new molecules. These activities are in the lab sheet attached below.
Antoine and Marie-Anne Lavoisier. The husband and wife team that first described the law of conservation of mass
Gold Tape Question
In the video today, Hank explained that Hydrogen (Row 1 on the periodic table) comes from the Greek words Hydro and Genesis (generated) which means Made From Water. Your task is to pick one element from each of the remaining rows (rows 2-7 = 6 total elements) and figure out (and write out) how they got their names and submit that to Mr. Powell by email or in person.