This project is great to have students "profile" an element. You can either assign an element to each student or let them choose their element. This project allows students to research an element to determine the digits (atomic mass, number, valence electrons), the family and properties of the element, radioactivity, interesting facts, pneumonic phrase, and a 3D model.
Students should complete their final profile project on a piece of construction paper that is one square foot. The paper can be any color (or you can change it based on family, properties, ect.)
Students love creating a 3D model and I tell them it can be anything that represents their element. Some examples include "glow sticks can represent neon", "cans can represent tin or aluminum, pennies can represent copper, ect."