This lesson aligns with the Common Core State Standards:
STANDARD 5 - Matter and Energy
"The competent science teacher understands the nature and properties of energy in its various forms, and the processes by which energy is exchanged and/or transformed.
5A. understands the atomic and nuclear structure of matter and the relationship to chemical and physical properties
5C. understands the cause and effect of chemical reactions in natural and manufactured systems
5E. analyzes the properties of materials in relation to their chemical or physical structures and evaluate uses of the materials based on their properties"
Student note guide worksheet to the PowerPoint lesson III in the "Periodic Table" unit - introductory chemistry. This lesson describes the role of valence electrons to groups and properties of elements in the periodic table; identifies element reactivity based on group location, and describes some of the properties of the Group A elements.
PowerPoint lessons contain many graphics and links to short videos to further student understanding.
PowerPoint slides also contain notes for the instructor based on students most "frequently asked questions" or FAQ's to help clarify the subject.
A class activity is included at the end of each lesson.
*All PowerPoint lessons; review programs; student worksheets/activities and assessments for this unit can be found under the "Introductory Chemistry Complete Unit IV Periodic Table" zip file folder.
Terms/concepts covered in this lesson include:
group A elements
group A element properties
alkaline earth metals
Lesson III Student PowerPoint Note Guide "Representative Groups"
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