The goal of this worksheet is to have students research the properties of the different families/groups in the periodic table.
Mendeleev arranged the elements by what are now know as groups or families. Each "family" has similar characteristics that keep these elements closely related.
Students will go through the different groups of the periodic table and describe some basic details about what makes them similar to each other, but unique from other groups.
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
Classifying Elements Worksheet
Periodic Table Scavenger Hunt
Tour Through the Elements PowerPoint Presentation