As students learn how to use the Periodic Table and what an element consists of, use this project to give them the choice of making an Element Superhero or Element Trading Cards. For the superhero, students choose one element and create a superhero poster, listing real special abilities of the element (radioactive, invisible, poisonous, etc.) and its symbol, number of protons/neutrons/electrons, who discovered it and so on. For the trading cards, students create a word using the symbols of the elements. They may create their name or a word like "think" (Thorium, Indium, Potassium- K). On the back of the trading cards (index cards) students list different characteristics of each element (who discovered, when, protons/neutrons/electrons, etc.). Includes directions, student planning research sheet, websites, and grading/rubric cards for each.