Matter and the Periodic Table Chemical Families and Periodic Trends

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Is assembling the periodic table as simple as Tetris? Scholars arrange colored cards into a logical order and then make connections to the arrangement of the periodic table. Hands-on activities include adding trend arrows and analyzing patterns. It introduces chemical families, note taking strategies, and test preparation during the conclusion of the lesson plan.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Allow ELLs and struggling students to have the vocabulary sheets a few days before the activity to help familiarize themselves with the words
Classroom Considerations

  • Setup requires color printing, cutting, laminating, and some supplies you might not typically have on hand, such as a metal baking pan for each group; be sure to allow plenty of time for gathering materials
  • Lesson best fits as an introduction to the periodic table
Pros

  • Provides ideal student answers to all questions
  • Highlights vocabulary words
Cons

  • Test preparation questions are offered at the fifth and eighth grade levels, while the lesson is designed for seventh through twelfth grade levels.