Si; Significant, Simple, Sick for Sites

Silicon has redefined how we live our day to day lives. Metalloids like silicon have properties of both metals and nonmetals; most importantly, they can act as both conductors and insulators of electricity. These semi-conductors are valuable for electronics, in which we need to regulate the pulses of electricity through a transistor to become a 0 or 1. Places like Silicon Valley (San Jose/San Francisco) and Silicon Beach (Santa Monica) would not exist without this valuable element.

On the periodic table, Si is found under the element Carbon. Because it is in the same family as Carbon (Group 14 or 4A, as seen to the right), it shares many similar chemical properties as Si. All life as we know it has been carbon based, but scientists have long speculated that Si based life might be possible in other solar systems. While it might not be likely, it still fuels science fiction.

So what does Silicone look like? I mean Silicon. Or Silica? Is there a difference between these anyways?




Silicon is the elemental form and and is composed of just Si. It is lustrous (shiny) and can conduct electricity. Silicone is a long polymer made of Si and Oxygen. Silicone doesn't react with our bodies much, and is used in makeup, glues, consumer products, and surgical implants. Silica is silicon dioxide. It is a hard material that makes up almost all sand. When you heat Silica up to high enough temperatures, it becomes an amorphous solid (a solid that is constantly but slowly moving) that we know as glass.

Silicon OC

(10 points)

Si is an element that defines digital technology. Demonstrate your tech mastery by including the following tech pieces in your website. You don't need to include directions in your own page!

(1 point) Embed your classroom Quickwrite

PX F22 Chemistry A Quickwrite (Master)

(2 point) Use a screen shot program to record your computer specs. Include the following information:

Fill with your own specs. Here is my macbook specs

Operating System: macOS Catalina

CPU: 1.8 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5


GPU/Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 6000 1536 MB

Storage: 121 GB


It depends on your operating system (OS)


Take a screenshot in Windows by using the Snipping Tool or the key combo above. For your computer specs, run the DirectX Diagnostic Tool by opening "dxdiag" in your search bar.


Take a screenshot of your OSX specs using the screenshot tool using the key combo above. To access your computer specs, click the Apple logo and "About this Mac."


Take a screenshot in ChromeOS using the screenshot tool with the key combo above. The Chrome window button is above the 6 button. For specs, open up a Chrome window and type "chrome://system" into the navigation bar.

(1 point) Run a speed test of your network. Screenshot the results.

Consult the previous exercise for tips on how to screenshot with your device. Post your download and upload speeds as plain text in case your picture doesn't load!

(2 points) Change your LAUSD Zoom profile picture (w/ evidence)

(5 points) Build a PC on Include the HTML embed of your build: