Physical Science: Unit 2 Atoms and the Periodic Table

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Unit Title: Atoms and The Periodic Table

Course/Grade Level: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

6- PowerPoint Presentations (pptx)
25- Worksheets and Labs (pdf and docx)
4- Unit Tests (CP and Pre-AP) with Answer Key (docx)
1- Unit Focus Questions

Atoms and the Periodic Table Examview Tests

Subject/Topic Areas: Atomic theory, protons, neutrons, electrons, mass number, models of the atom, periodic table trends, isotopes, ion formation, metals, nonmetals, and semiconductors, families in the periodic table

Brief Summary of Unit

Enduring Understanding:
Students will understand that:
• Atoms are composed of three subatomic particles, the location of each, and their atomic charges.
• The atomic mass and the atomic number are directly related to their position on the periodic table and the number of subatomic particles.
• Atoms are classified/identified by the number of protons (atomic number).
• The arrangement of the periodic table reflects the structure, behavior, and mass of the element.
Essential Question:
• What are the subatomic particles that compose an atom? Where are they located?
• How are atoms classified?
• What is the importance of valence electrons?
• How was indirect evidence used to create a model of the atom?
• How does the atomic mass and the atomic number relate to their position on the Periodic Table and the amount of the subatomic particles?
• How are isotopes unique?
• How is a Periodic table organized?
• What does the arrangement of the Periodic Table reflect?

Learning Goals

Students will know: (Knowledge)
• Terms related to atoms and the Periodic Table.
• Atoms are comprised of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Each subatomic particle has it’s own electric charge.
• Determine the number of subatomic particles by the atomic number and atomic mass.
Students will be able to do (Skills)
• Identify the three subatomic particles, their locations and charges.
• Relate the atomic mass and the atomic number to their location on the Periodic Table as well as the number of subatomic particles.
• Locate metals, nonmetals, and metalloids on the Periodic table.
• Determine the number of valence electrons.
• Identify the types of ions formed by representative elements.
• Write formulas for ionic and covalent compounds.

Learning Activities
• Cornell notes
• Collaborative groups
• Distributed practice
• Discovery or Inquiry learning
• Experiment
• Compare and Contrast (Atomic number, Mass number, Proton, Neutron, Electron)
• Anticipation activity (graphic organizer)
• Research Project: Wanted Poster, Family Albums

• Pair students; students with high ability, low ability, and other.
• Extended time on tests or assignments
• Enhanced learning material

Relevant Content Vocabulary

Chapter 4
Electron, nucleus, proton, neutron, atomic number, mass number, isotope, unified atomic mass unit, mole, orbital, valence electron, and photon
Chapter 5
Periodic law, period, group, ion, metal, nonmetal, semiconductor, alkali metal, alkaline earth metal, transition metal, noble gas, and halogen
Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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