Periodic Table Group Project

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Grade Levels
5th - 10th
Formats Included
  • Google Slides™
  • Internet Activities
139 pages
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Google Slides can be a collaborative space where students can work together. Assigning students or groups to different slides can be an interesting way for students to see one another's work. In order to do this as an assignment, attach the file in Google Classroom then give all students edit access.

In this Google Slides, each slide is a different element. Students would hypothetically be assigned a slide and then research their element.

You can have students do 1-3 slides depending on numbers of students. You could also assign groups to students and have them research noble gases in general, for instance, to create a few more slides for students to do. In the past, I have taken these and created a large periodic table on the wall, but for online work, this works well.

Here are my suggested guidelines provided as templates on the slides:

  • Atomic Symbol
  • Atomic Number
  • Atomic Mass
  • # Protons, # Neutrons, # Electrons
  • Date of Discovery AND who Discovered it (if applicable)
  • 1 sentence history/important fact about element
  • Picture with caption of where the element is found in nature or a common use of the element (ex: gold jewelry)
  • At least TWO symbols (key provided)
Total Pages
139 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.


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