PLNTS Introduction to Science

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remlap12
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PLNTS Introduction to Science

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Hi all,
A question for DET LABBIES.
Have any of you done the PLNTS (Professional Learning Non Teaching Staff ) Introduction to Science PL?

There is a section on the periodic table, the question I am stumped on is " what is the origin of the word Kalium (Potassium)"
Everything I google tells me it's origin is Latin or possibly Arabic....BUT according to this course that is wrong!!
The answer has 8 letters. I ONLY HAVE ONE ATTEMPT LEFT! :redcard:

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!

Helen
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Germanic ??
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everything I google says Latin, Neo-Latin or Arabic
I'll just have to see what happens when I use my final attempt!!
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So it's Neo Latin.....without the dash between Neo and Latin!! Good Grief!!!!!!!!!
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LOL , our Home science Assistant did that course a week or so ago . She had me on "phone a friend" . She got stumped on the same question . I was no help .
She , just like you worked it out and lamented in a similar fashion as you :console: ...stupid ,stupid stupid .

The other question that got her stumped was which chemicals do you need special training in to make up . Turns out you had to look up CSIS on line ( the link they gave didn't work for her so I had to lug over my old Hard copies ) and if it was K-12 , you didn't . I didn't know that one either . :-(
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Oh my goodness!! What ridiculous questions! Who writes these courses?!
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That is ridiculous. How on earth does that help you do your job or show that you know how to do your job safely? The training levels is a good question. The question of why a chemical has a particular name is just pure trivia.
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