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Periodic Table Cards - Teacher Notes

Created by: Ms. C. Lemire, M.A.
Newport-Mesa Unified School District
Suggested Grade Level: 7-12, adaptable

Science Content Standards:

Science-Grade 7-Investigation and Experimentation
7b Utilize a variety of print and electronic resources (including the World Wide Web) to collect information as evidence
as part of a research project. 
7c Communicate the logical connection among hypothesis, science concepts, tests conducted, data collected, and
conclusions drawn from the scientific evidence. 
7d Construct scale models, maps and appropriately labeled diagrams to communicate scientific knowledge (e.g., motion
of Earths plates and cell structure). 
7e Communicate the steps and results from an investigation in written reports and verbal presentations. 

Science-Grade 8-Investigation and Experimentation
9e Construct appropriate graphs from data and develop quantitative statements about the relationships between variables. 
9f Apply simple mathematical relationships to determine one quantity given the other two (including speed = distance/time,
density = mass/volume, force = pressure x area, volume=area x height). 
9g Distinguish between linear and non-linear relationships on a graph of data. 

Science-Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12-Chemistry
1a How to relate the position of an element in the Periodic Table to its atomic number and atomic mass. 
1b How to use the Periodic Table to identify metals, semimetals, nonmetals, and halogens. 
1c How to use the Periodic Table to identify alkali metals, alkaline earth metals and transition metals, and trends in
ionization energy, electronegativity, and the relative sizes of ions and atoms. 
1d How to use the Periodic Table to determine the number of electrons available for bonding. 
1f *How to use the Periodic Table to identify the lanthanides and actinides, and transactinide elements, and know that
the transuranium elements were man made.
1g *How to relate the position of an element in the periodic table to its quantum electron configuration, and reactivity
with other elements in the table.

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Students need to know about the use of symbols to represent the elements. It is best if they design the card sets
themselves (grades 9-12) by providing the cardstock for students to manually construct on computer (first choice)
or paper and pencil (last choice). For grades 7-8, provide the cards pre-printed for expediency but let them cut apart.

Interpreting data: the student will recreate the periods, groups, properties, and characteristics to see the relationships
logically and visually.
making inferences: the student will recognize and be able to state the trends implicated by the organization of the
Periodic Table.
forming hypothese: the student will describe in writing the anticipated trends possible based on the existing characteristics.
making predictions: the student will predict the characteristics of the members of the groups and periods in the Periodic
Table with the previous trends.
graphing: the student will line graph the electronegativities and any other values provided by the Periodic Table trends.
(grades 9-12 and Enrichment)
Presentations -PowerPoint or Hyperstudio: the student will create a thorough explanation of any one trend using charts,
graphs, pictures and video as available to student and class. Should not be longer than 5-8 minutes.
Computer literacy: the student will vary in their depth of access and knowledge, however, the student should show
improvement over prior experience.
Effective use of Internet resources: the student will use at least 10 internet sources  from a variety of types using
electronic management.

In class activity: Groups of four students color code periods and groups then spread out cards in order of Periodic
Table and compete by gathering cards and holding up to be scored.
Individual activity: presentation of electronic work by demonstration or submission belonging to requested properties
or characteristics. Presentations -PowerPoint or Hyperstudio, Student created web page, worksheet,peer evaluation
all optional.
rubric: depends on grade level and depth of work/time. Suggestions:

grades 8-7
4 points = all correct, complete, on time, neat, on computer if available
3 points = 75-80% correct, complete, some design errors, turned in same day, computer use sporadic
2 points = over half correct, mostly complete, neatness questionable
1 point =  over half correct, some incomplete work, neatness not considered, no computer use
grades 9-12
Group Grading = evaluate progress and score daily. Have final competition for groups and give points for placing.
Individual Grading = the student will create a thorough explanation of any one trend using charts,
graphs, pictures and video as available to student and class. Should not be longer than 5-8 minutes.
Presentations -PowerPoint or Hyperstudio, Student created web page; writing electron orbital patterns on reverse side
of element cards.
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August 6, 1999
Revised August 9, 2000