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Students Querie “Quality of Life”

Theme
Some individuals believe that the best way to measure “quality of life” is to adopt the model of a developed nation, such as Canada. These individuals point to Canada’s high standard of living, material wealth and its highly developed industrial and technological base. Others believe that “quality of life” can be measured by other standards, such as traditional values and beliefs, community standards and environmental considerations. Still others believe that societies can incorporate contemporary and traditional ideas to ensure a better “quality of life”.

Project
Your task is to investigate the lifestyles of an Alberta high school student and a high school student in a developing nation, in order to compare the Western emphasis on technological advancement with at least one other perspective.

Produce a 3-5 minute documentary film that compares and contrasts the lifestyle of an Alberta student with the lifestyle of a student in a developing nation.

Pauling Electronegativities in a Flash

Theme
Lewis dot diagrams, VSEPR theory and Pauling electronegativities can be used to predict the polarities are small molecules, generally with fewer than ten atoms. Once the polarity of several molecular substances is known, it is usually possible to indicate the relative order of their boiling and/or melting points with some confidence.

Project
Use Adobe Flah to draw faithful animations, with perspective, of the following bonding arrangements: AX and AX2 (linear), AX2 (V – shaped), AX3 (trigonal planar), AX3 (trigonal pyramidal) and AX4 (tetrahedral). Craft a short flash animation illustrating the polarity of these bonding arrangements.