This lesson covers the periodic table and its development by Dimitri Mendeleev, elements, how to read individual listings of elements on the table, periods, groups, metals, nonmetals, metalloids, and chemical families.
This lesson will help your students prepare for standardized tests by mastering the key concepts surrounding the periodic table. Full teacher keys are included.
I use this lesson as a key tool to help my students prepare for the Texas STAAR test. The lesson specifically covers TEKS 6.6A, 8.3D, 8.5B, and 8.5C. Although created to align with Texas State standards, this lesson will be useful in any classroom that covers the periodic table, its development by Dimitri Mendeleev, how to read the table, and common chemical families and their placement on the table.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE LESSON?
✓ A five page close reading passage with graphics and ELEVEN QR codes that guide students to engaging video clips that supports the lesson. The reading is broken up into short, topic specific sections so your students can concentrate on specific areas. Sections are designed in a way that is easy to cut and paste into interactive notebooks if desired.
✓ A check for understanding quiz with teacher key.
✓ Two differentiated versions of a cut and paste interactive notebook entry covering key vocabulary in the lesson.
✓ Two versions of a word search puzzle using the key vocabulary from the lesson. One version is a full page puzzle and the second has two puzzles on one page to save ink and paper if desired. Full teacher key included.
✓ A crossword puzzle using key vocabulary and concepts from the lesson. Full teacher key included.
Approximately three to four class periods in length (as a point of reference, I teach a 50-minute class). I generally use all the resources as class work, and use the crossword and word search puzzles for early finishers or homework. I allow my students to use their smartphones to view the QR coded video clips. I usually complete the full lesson in three full class periods. Created by Mister Science.
If you’re teaching a unit covering the periodic your students may enjoy my very popular lab in which students solve a mystery based on their knowledge of the arrangement of the periodic table. My students always have a lot of fun with this lesson!
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