This lapbook project reviews the structure and uses of the periodic table by having the student describe the regions and families, write electron configurations and orbital notations, and represent electron dot structures. Students also find uses of the different types of elements in the families. Each folder has a separate theme, so the organization of the table is emphasized.
Requested information for the project can be easily modified to include additional information for more advanced classes, or to simplify the information for middle school and upper elementary.
This project worked better than anticipated in my classes, and the students got excited as they found information in lectures that related to it! I was surprised by how creative they were in illustrating and presenting the information. As a bonus, the effort they put into the project and the thoroughness of the review made this useful during exam preparation!
I have included the complete instructions for the project, including instructions on how to attach the folders, and photographs of an actual project.