Atomic Structure: Elements

This Atomic Structure: Elements lesson plan also includes:

It's all relevant, really. Individuals use the scientific method to learn more about elements, atoms, and their placement on the periodic table. They conduct experiments using materials common in nature to explore how elements affect our daily lives. The activity concludes with a discussion on their findings.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have students create an alternative lab procedure that could theoretically be executed if time was not an issue
  • Research the history of atomic molecules and their use in weapons, medications, and other areas of importance
Classroom Considerations

  • Assist those with special needs when completing any part of this activity that requires extensive writing or calculations 
Pros

  • Offers multiple opportunities to adapt this lesson as needed
  • Provides the ability to break the lesson into two segments and further teach concepts to the class
Cons

  • None
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