The Periodic Table

This science presentation focuses on the elements in the periodic table. It begins with the parts of an atom, explaining atomic mass and atomic number, valence electrons, and isotopes. Then it moves on to discuss various ways of organizing the elements.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the presentation template as the guide for lecture and save the video for absent students
  • Have pupils color in the periodic table so they get a feel for the families
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson best fits as an introduction to the periodic table
  • It is the 16th in a series of 26 scienc presentations
Pros

  • Includes 12 practice worksheets and an instructional video to reinforce the concepts
Cons

  • Video includes many colloquialisms that learners might not understand
  • Alignment is off on some of the periodic table slides covering some elements
Common Core