Introduce the periodic table and the elements with this simple activity.
Students look at 20 test tubes containing elements and:
• record element color and state
• determine atomic number
• assign group number
• determine if a metal, nonmetal, metalloid
Background provides notes on Periodic Table periods, groups and common family names. Conclusion questions review background and data collected on elements.
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• Answer Keys
• Teacher Notes
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