Periodic Table - A Graphing Exercise
Graphing the trends / properties of the periodic table is a great way to help your students visualize and understand the trends between the elements on the periodic table. In this graphing activity, students will graph the atomic radius of the elements of period 3, the atomic radius of the elements in group 2, and the ionization energies of various elements between the atomic numbers of 1 and 54.
Six follow-up questions are included for students to answer following the construction of the graphs.
This activity is appropriate for:
1) Students enrolled in physical science or chemistry.
2) Students in grades 9-12.
3) Students enrolled in a standard level course or an honors level course
(1) To graph the data collected about various elements
(2) To show the trends that are found within the periodic table.
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT: Graph paper, Ruler, Colored pencils
Your download will include handouts that are ready to be copied and passed out to your students. The handouts include: Title, Purpose, Introduction, Materials, Procedure, Analysis Questions, and Student Data Pages.
A complete answer key is included that has the completed graphs as well as the answer to each follow-up question.
You will receive both an editable Word document as well as a pdf of the document.
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