This zip file contains many different activities (47 pages of student handouts and 2 PowerPoints with a total of 84 slides) which can be used to compose a unit for chemistry students involving the Periodic Table. This unit can be used most effectively if the students have a basic understanding of valence electrons and how they are involved in bonding. While these lessons were originally designed to correlate to the performance indicators of the New York State Chemistry - Physical Setting curriculum, the components of this lesson may be easily used in other chemistry or physical science courses as well. The components this unit addresses in the NGSS Standards and Common Core Standards are indicated at the end of this description.
The components of this lesson package can easily be displayed to students using and LCD projector and may be readily modified into formats facilitating smartboard technology.
Some of the topics addressed in this learning package include periods, families, metals, nonmetals and metalloids. Characteristics of the alkali metals, alkali earth metals, halogens, noble gases, transition elements, carbon and hydrogen are examined as well.
Many documents are included in both word docx as well as pdf format to allow editing for specific teacher needs.
The specific contents of the learning package includes the following items (the page count for these items are actual student handouts as answer key page counts are not included):
-- Marzano self assessment scale including learning goals and Common Core Reading/Writing and Mathematics Standards for students specific to this unit (3 pages)
-- Cloze notes handout for students with learning goals and Common Core Standards (8 pages)
-- 30 slide PowerPoint to accompany the cloze notes
-- Periodic Trends Lab with learning goals and correlations to the NGSS and Common Core Standards (8 pages)
-- Potential Energy Diagram Worksheet with key (4 pages) (20 questions)
-- Periodic Table Worksheet # 1 in word and pdf with answer key (28 questions) (3 pages)
-- Periodic Table Worksheet # 2 in word and pdf with answer key (4 pages/32 questions)
-- Periodic Table Reading and Writing Activity correlated to the Common Core (13 pages)
-- Periodic Table Unit Exam in word and pdf format with key (4 pages/33 questions)
-- 25 question Jeopardy review game in PowerPoint format (54 slides)
-- Reference Table for Unit in word and pdf (2 pages)
HS-PS1 Matter and Its Interactions
Students who demonstrate understanding can:
HS-PS1-1. Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms.
HS-PS1-2. Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.
Common Core State Standards
RST.9-10.7 Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words.
WHST.9-12.2 Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.
HSN-Q.A.1 Use units as a way to understand problems and to guide the solution of multi-step problems; choose and interpret units consistently in formulas; choose and interpret the scale and the origin in graphs and data displays.
HSN-Q.A.3 Choose a level of accuracy appropriate to limitations on measurement when reporting quantities.