Periodic Table - Mnemonic, Periodic Table, Student-centered instruction
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!
Other Periodic Trends lessons you may be interested in:
Lesson Plan: History and Basics of the Periodic Table
Lesson Plan: Periodic Trends – Atomic Size (Radius) Trend
Lesson Plan: Periodic Trends – Ionization Energy Trend
Lesson Plan: Periodic Trends – Ionic Size and Electronegativity
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Unit Bundle: Periodic Trends
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Power Points: Trends Within the Periodic Table
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Homework Worksheets: Trends Within the Periodic Table – Includes Answers!
Great labs/activities that reinforce these concepts:
Lab Activity: Solubility Trend
Activity: Mendeleev's Periodic Table of 1869
Activity: Periodic Puzzle!
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