Periodic Table Lab Stations Activity

Periodic Table Lab Stations Activity
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About SNAPs Lab Stations Activities
SNAPs Lab Stations Activities require students to use science, math, literacy, problem-solving and engineering skills. They are designed to enhance students' understanding of scientific concepts and help students apply scientific ideas to the real world. Each station activity promotes skills so to develop students into proficient and competent scientific thinkers.

SNAPs lab activities have five components:
Science Skills Station to develop science skill proficiency
Narrative Station to build science literacy
Assessment Station to evaluate learning and understanding
Problem-Solving Station to foster engineering design
Synthesis/Summary Project to inspire higher-order learning

A description of the activities at each station in this particular lab is detailed below.

Next Generation Science Standards
This laboratory does not address a specific Next Generation Science Standard, but it complements concepts related to other NGSS. It combines the three dimensions of science learning - science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts - in order to meet the standards. This laboratory also makes interdisciplinary connections to STEM, Math CCSS and ELA CCSS to build the appropriate skills.

Periodic Table Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives
1. Explain how elements are arranged in the periodic table.
2. Identify the location of major groups of elements on the periodic table, including metals, nonmetals, metalloids and Nobel gases.
3. Describe physical and chemical characteristics of major groups of elements on the periodic table.
4. Evaluate trends in the properties of elements on the periodic table.

Science Skills Station
Students will identify major groups of elements on a periodic table. They will describe common physical and chemical properties of metals (Alkali, Alkaline Earth and Transition), metalloids, nonmetals, Nobel Gases, Halogens.

Narrative Station
Students will read an informative text about the development and organization of the periodic table. They will also read about groups of elements that share similar chemical and physical properties.

Assessment Station
At this station, students will answer questions about key terms and ideas relating to the periodic table. Students will have to employ lower, mid and higher order thinking skills to answer these questions.

Problem-Solving Station
Students will evaluate alternative forms of the traditional periodic table. Students will devise a new or modified way to present all the elements in the periodic table. Students can change the shape, organization or presentation of the periodic table.

Synthesis/Summary Project
Students can conduct one of the 11 standard synthesis projects, but I suggest using the directed synthesis project to enrich this lab. In the directed synthesis project, students will expand their understanding of the periodic table by studying periodic table trends and patterns. Students will study how electronegativity, ionization energy, metallic character and atomic radius change across rows and down columns of the periodic table.

This download includes:
• A pre-lab assignment and post-lab reflection
• Directions and questions for each lab station
• Student recording sheets
• Teacher Key

Additional Materials Required:
2 Sets of Colored Pencils

Be sure to check out:
• The FREE SNAPs Lab Stations Best Practices and Setup Guide to learn more about my labs
• A FREE SNAPs Lab to learn more about my lab station activities
• All my Earth, Life, Physical or Nature of Science Lab Station Activities
Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science or Nature of Science PPs, Notes & Exams
Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science or Nature of Science INB Units
Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science or Nature of Science Tiered Task Cards

Purchasing Options to Save you $$$:
• Save 30% with the Atoms Lab Stations Bundle
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Total Pages
33 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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