Using the Periodic Table
Area of Study: CHEMISTRY
STUDENTS WILL APPLY KNOWLEGE OF CONCEPTS LEARNED IN CLASS AND INFORMATION COLLECTED ON THE INTERNET TO CREATE A STRUCTURED CHART THAT HIGHLIGHTS A SPECIFIC ELEMENT FROM THE PERIODIC TABLE.
Investigating the Periodic Table
The periodic table is a helpful tool used by scientists and students to find the structured sequence which identifies an element. With practice you can determine information such as: number of protons, number of neutrons, number of electrons, valence electrons, the electron configuration, the number of shells, atomic number, mass number, atomic mass number, whether the element is a metal, non-metal, or metalloid, whether the element is a solid, liquid, or gas, how reactive the element is, the physical and chemical properties of the element, the chemical bonding possibilities of the element, and more .
(A). Choose an element you want to research and follow the assignment guidelines. (grading rubric is included)
1. Use poster board or foam board to illustrate the element.
Procedure (Use the web sites in section below to complete the following 7 steps)
Click on two or more of the links below to complete steps 1-7
Rubric for Grading
Content - 40 pts possible
Diagram of the atom (Bohr model)
Key for identifing the model
Lewis drawing of atom with explanation of what this shows you
Isotope drawings for the element you are researching (indicating protons, nuetrons, electrons and isotope formulas)
Artisitc - 20pts possible ______
Neat Prsentation (printing, computer printed, stenciling, straight lines)
Accuracy - 20 pts possible ______
Historical Data - 20pts possible ______
Family name and group number
Physical Properties (such as: state of matter, density, melting point, metal,
non-metal, metalloic, characteristics...)
Chemical Properties (How does it react with other substances? corrosive, flammable, reactive, non- reactive)
Report on information one of the choices below:
Choice A : Who discovered it, When was it discovered, What is it used for?
Choice B : Identify some common molecules with this element in it.
Total number of points _______ / 100
Grade = ______
Created August 7, 1998
Last Revised March 6, 2000