Elements – A Fifth Grade SMARTBoard Introduction is a SMARTBoard 5th grade level instructional presentation
It includes a SMARTBoard presentation of the text along with two fully interactive presentation slides that are also available in PDF format to print and issue as classwork, homework, or attach/incorporate into an interactive notebook. Students can also complete the activities during the presentation as reinforcement of the presentation.
The presentation includes:
• Introductory terminology (element, atom, proton, neutron, electron, atomic number, molecule, metal, nonmetal, metalloids, noble gas, and periodic table).
• Introduction to elements and atoms and where element names come from.
• Common elements of the Earth’s crust, water, and air.
• Common elements in animals and plants.
• Protons, neutrons, and electrons explained.
• Atomic number and atomic weight introduced.
• Properties and explanations of different types of elements (metals, nonmetals, and metalloids). Noble gases also introduced.
• Dmitri Mendeleev and the Periodic Table of the Elements
• How small are atoms?
• How scientists maneuver atoms.
The last slides have white-backgrounds and used for the printables. The printables are already in PDF form in the package. The white-background pages are not included in the total pages. I include them in case you would like to change any of the data and recreate the printables.
The interactive/review slide and printable:
• The first interactive activity is a labeling/matching activity where students match descriptions with vocabulary/pictures. Included vocabulary element, atom, proton, neutron, electron, atomic number, molecule, metal, nonmetal, metalloids, noble gas, and periodic table.
• The second interactive activity has students identify the parts of the periodic table (metals, nonmetals, metalloids, and noble gases). Students also identify the data for a single element taken from the periodic table (element name, element symbol, atomic mass, and atomic number).
SMARTBoard presentations require the use of Notebook Software. They are not compatible with Promethean Active Inspire software. There are free SMARTBoard viewers online, however.