The goal of this activity is to introduce your students to some of the characteristics of various elements on the Periodic Table and to relate these characteristics to themselves. Students will use technology and internet research to achieve this goal. This project promotes creativity, the ability to summarize information, and allows students to practice researching skills. It serves as a great introductory activity or filler for chemistry students!
In this activity your students will:
•Create a mnemonic that describes themselves out of element symbols
•Research the properties of various elements from the Periodic Table and relate this information to themselves
•Review special group (family) names
Aligned to NGSS! A perfect STEAM project! Integrates technology!
•Student activity sheet
•Student planning sheet
•Student self-assessment rubric
•Samples of student work included!
Materials your students will need:
Great as an in-class project! Easy to grade with the student self-assessment rubric! Also - this activity is a great one to display in your classroom all year long!