Building a Periodic Table ... and more. / Distance Learning

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336 Ratings
James Gonyo
Grade Levels
6th - 11th
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72 pages
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This has been perfect for my student who has a special interest in the periodic table. he loves the hands on approach.
This was such an engaging activity. The students really enjoyed learning about the different elements. The scavenger hunts were a great way to tie all their learning together.
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Students assemble, color, and complete a giant (42.5 x 21.5 inches) 3-D Periodic Table with fold out flaps for each element. The flaps allow this Periodic Table to be filled with information including:

- Element Families

- Element properties and uses

- Elements found in the Human Body

- Elements found in the Earth's Crust

- Elements found in Earth's Oceans

- Elements found in the Earth's Atmosphere

- Magnetic Elements

- Radioactive Elements

- Elements produced synthetically

- Elements not found in their pure form in nature

- Updated to include new permanent names for all elements (up to 118)

- Etc.

After constructing the Periodic Table, students then use it to complete the Periodic Table Hunt activity (included) where they will explore:

- Properties of Elements and Element families

- Atomic structure and basic Electron Configuration

- Periodic Table Hunt and SuperHunt questions

- How elements got their names

The Assembly Presentation shows step by step instructions for building the Periodic Table complete with images and video. The presentation can be viewed in PowerPoint, Keynote, or PDF formats.

The Building a Periodic Table activity will engage students for hours and will produce a lasting classroom display.

Materials needed to assemble:

- Glue / glue sticks (recommended) / or transparent tape

- Colored Pencils

- Scissors

- Plastic knife or similar tool for scoring paper

- All masters can be printed on regular 8.5 x 11" paper.

Files included in this product:

- Getting Started Guide for teachers (PDF)

- Building a Periodic Table Masters (PDF)

- Assembly Instructions presentation (PowerPoint, Keynote, PDF)

- Periodic Table Hunt activity (PDF)

- Periodic Table Hunt answer key (PDF)

- Abundance of Elements Data (PDF)

- Protons, Neutrons, Electrons Data (PDF)

See a visual description at a periodic table


See also:

Building Atomic Models

The Periodic Table Game

Elements and the Periodic Table HTML5

Total Pages
72 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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