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Although the article that launches this lesson is about the history of the Periodic Table, the objective is reading comprehension. Using the eight-page informational text, learners answer five comprehension questions and craft one essay. They utilize text features such as headings and graphics to more efficiently move through the questions, and mark the text as they read to note important facts. This is also a great way to teach vocabulary in context and text features. The reading is not difficult or long.
Pupils create trading cards for elements in the Periodic Table. Initially, they are introduced to the Periodic Table of Elements and the concept of elements in the world around us. After dividing into groups, learners use the Visual Thesaurus to investigate the properties of various elements. Then they design trading cards with the name of the element, its properties, and an illustration on each card.
A huge collection of slides introduces chemistry learners to the periodic table of elements, electron configuration, and electronegativity. It opens with the history of today's periodic table, and then details the arrangement. After explaining electron orbitals, a number of slides teaches how to write electron configurations. In a third and final portion, electronegativity is explored. Some of the slides are text-heavy, but overall, the presentation can be an enhancement to several days worth of chemistry lessons.
Describing the various groups of elements within the periodic table is the focus of this video. Sal helps students understand the common characteristics that elements in the same group share. Group names include the Alkaline Metals, The Earth Metals, The Transition Metals, etc. Sal makes it clear that they are grouped together mainly because of the number of electrons they have in their outer shell.
Students conduct an exothermic reaction to investigate the properties of a transition metal. In this periodic table lesson, students identify the transition elements and discuss their properties after watching a video. They conduct an experiment to investigate the reactivity of iron with oxygen in air and water.
In this periodic table worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle given 22 clues about elements in the periodic table, periodic law, properties of elements and atomic mass and number. Students also fill in a periodic table to identify solids, liquids and gases, metals and non-metals, metalloids, and groups.
The periodic table of elements is a vital tool for all chemistry apprentices and professionals alike. Here is a chance for your beginning chemists to assess their understanding of the periodic table. They list element names, symbols, atomic number, and atomic mass in a chart. They identify what group different elements are a part of. Finally, they determine the number of valence electrons available in different elements. This practical test can easily be put to use in your class.
Students investigate properties of transition metals. In this chemical reaction lesson, students study the properties of transition metals. They will predict and observe a chemical reaction using a transition metal and explain how the chemical reaction observed is a property of the transition metal.