Recognize that elements are grouped in the periodic table according to similarities of their properties.
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|Atomic Structure Unit: Lesson 3 - What's My Element?|| |
This is the final lesson 3 in the Atom Structure Unit. This lesson allows students to program in Scratch and switch the costumes based on the operational conditions placed on the sprite. The final product in this lesson will showcase the students' conceptual understanding of the atomic structure in a computer science medium.
|Atomic Structure Unit: Lesson 2 - Build Atom in Scratch|| |
This is lesson 2 of 3 in the Atomic Structure unit. This lesson helps students sketch atoms by placing electrons, neutrons, and protons by referring to the periodic table. This lesson also helps students upload/draw costumes on Scratch to create animated objects.
|Atomic Structure Unit: Lesson 1 - Science of an Atom|| |
This is lesson 1 of 3 in the Atomic Structure unit. This lesson helps students determine charge, structure and location of different components of an atom. This lesson also allows students to sketch the first 18 elements from the periodic table.
|Periodic Table - Atoms and Bonding|| |
In this Model Eliciting Activity (MEA), students will use their knowledge of the organization of the periodic table and the basic properties of atoms to determine which elements should be used to develop compounds with two atoms of different elements. Students must determine the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons in a neutrally charged atom of an element using the periodic table. They must also determine which elements will likely bond together using their location on the periodic table. Students completing this MEA will develop two short essay responses to a client in the scientific industry.
Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom.
|Investigating Elements - Metals, Non-Metals, and Metalloids|| |
This resource is a guided inquiry that will aid students in understanding how an element's physical and chemical properties determine its placement on the periodic table.
|Musical Elements|| |
This resource is a research project that is part of a unit on atomic structure, the periodic table, and chemical bonding. Students form a group (band) and are assigned a part of the periodic table to research. They will discover why the periodic table is arranged the way it is and properties of different sections of the periodic table. Each group of students will create a band show poster that relates to properties of elements in their assigned section of the periodic table. Each individual student will also make a Facebook-type page that describes the properties and uses of a particular element in their "band."
|Element Most Wanted Poster|| |
Students will research an element from the Periodic Table of Elements and produce a Most Wanted poster allowing students to creatively detail the chemical and physical properties of a particular element.
|Last...but certainly not the least|| |
Through this activity, students will create a periodic table with Electron Dot Diagrams. This investigation allows students to explore and recognize patterns of the periodic table. This lesson allows students to draw conclusions and clearly demonstrates that atoms of elements in the same group have the same number of valence electrons while sharing similar properties and characteristics.
|Periodic Table Family Album|| Mendeleev created the first periodic table based on atomic weight. He observed that many elements had similar properties, and that they occur periodically.|
The periodic table can be divided into families of elements, each having similar properties.
|Similarities of Elements|| This lesson explores elements and classification within the periodic table.|
|The Newest Superheavy in Town|| |
This informational text resource is intended to support reading in the content area. Russian and U.S. scientists have collaborated to create for the first time element 117: "ununseptium." The element was created inside a machine called a cyclotron when atoms of berkelium and calcium were smashed together. While the element decays quickly, the new discovery has scientists very excited, as it fills a gap in the periodic table.
|Ununpentium, The Newest Element|| |
This informational text resource is intended to support reading in the content area. This article gives a brief history on Mendeleev's organization of the first periodic table and then discusses the discovery and short life of ununpentium.
|American Elements|| This web site features an interactive periodic chart that provides information on the elements, including a description, physical and thermal properties, abundance, isotopes, ionization energy, the element's discoverer, translations of element names into several languages, and bibliographic information on research-and-development publications involving the element. Additional information includes technical information and information on manufactured products for elemental metals, metallic compounds, and ceramic and crystalline products. The American Elements company manufactures engineered and advanced material products.|
|Element Word Scramble|| Students test their knowledge about the names of elements and learn some of their properties through the hint provided with each scrambled word|
|The Periodic Table of Elements|| This interactive periodic table provides a good tool for teachers to obtain a historic background about the nature and properties of the elements|
|Element Matching Game|| |
Students match the names of elements of the periodic table with their symbols
|Element Flash Cards|| |
This game tests students' knowledge about elements, such as their symbols, atomic numbers, and names
|The Periodic Table of Videos|| This site was created by a team from the University of Nottingham in England.
It features a video about each element on the periodic table, as well as some short videos about select molecules.|