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Conflict and Cans: A Problem-Based "Periodic Table and Trends" Unit (PBL) for High School Chemistry
Your company, Can-Do Enterprises, is a manufacturer of tin cans, steel cans with a tin-plating. Recently, one of your tin suppliers has been accused of trading in conflict resources. To avoid bad press (and bad karma), Can-Do is looking into the feasibility of changing its plating from tin to another elemental material.
See the preview for the complete introduction, a list of materials, and the first day activities.
Both the classroom version and the distance learning version follow the outline below. In the distance learning option, the case is presented using readings, virtual simulations, and videos.
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Previous knowledge: physical and chemical properties, parts of an atom, states of matter
- Explain the use of chemical and physical properties in the historical development of the Periodic Table;
- Use the periodic table to identify and explain the properties of chemical families, including alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, halogens, noble gases, and transition metals.
- Use the Periodic Table to identify and explain periodic trends, including atomic and ionic radii, electronegativity, and ionization energy.
- Express the arrangement of electrons in atoms through electron configurations and Lewis valence electron dot structures.
HS-PS1-1. Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms.
HS-PS2-6. Communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials.
HS-PS1-2. Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.
HS-ETS1-1. Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.
HS-ETS1-2. Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.
HS-ETS1-3. Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.
Getting to Know the Can/ Thinking About Cans - Background
Getting to Know the Periodic Table – Periodic table basics
Element Joke Activity – Practice with periodic table basics
Reviewing the Atom – Notes on valence electrons and Lewis dot diagrams
Practicing with Valence and Lewis Dot WS
Finish Reviewing the Atom – Notes on oxidation numbers
Reviewing the Atom Bingo Activity – Practice with the periodic table
Adding to the Periodic Table WS – Readings about types of elements
Electron Configuration Notes – Notes on orbital diagrams and writing electron configurations
Electron Configuration Notes Continued - Notes on using the periodic table to write electron configurations
Electron Configuration Battleship Activity – Practice with writing electron configurations
Metals, Non-metals, and Metalloids Lab – Observing properties of metals, non-metals, and metalloids
Finding Metals, Non-metals, and Metalloids on the Periodic Table - Notes
Periodic Practice WS
Families on the Periodic Table Part I – Notes with lab activities for alkali metals and alkaline earth metals
Families on the Periodic Table Part II – Notes with lab activities for transition metals
Metals as Medicine/ Metals as Poison WS – Reading about element properties
Families on the Periodic Table Part III – Notes with activities for halogens and noble gases
Practice with Periodic Families WS
Periodic Trends Notes – Atomic radius, ionic radius, electronegativity, and ionization energy
The Elements of Dr. Rrrg – Practice with periodic trends
Research Part I
Research Part II
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