A nice, simple review of the properties of elements. The focus is on defining the properties of metals, nonmetals, semimetals, and inert gases.
Main topics: properties of elements (melting temperature, density, hardness, thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, luster), the location of metals, nonmetals, semimetals, and inert gases on the periodic table, and identification of an unknown using the above properties.
If you like this activity, you can follow these links to other lessons and activities in my atoms and elements unit.
Atoms and Isotopes PowerPoint Presentation
Giants of the Atom PowerPoint Presentation
Atomic Models Activity
Isotope Model Activity
Atom Review Worksheet
Organizing the Elements PowerPoint Presentation
Properties of Elements PowerPoint Presentation
Adopt an Element Project
Grouping the Elements Worksheet
Periodic Table Scavenger Hunt
Tour Through the Elements PowerPoint Presentation