The Periodic Table - Complete 5E Lesson Bundle

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The Periodic Table - Fully editable and Complete 5E Lesson. By purchasing this bundle you will save 53% vs. purchasing the individual components separately.

Lesson Objectives:
Throughout this 5E lesson, students will learn about:
• The history of the periodic table
• Element squares, including atomic number and atomic mass
• Valence electrons
• Metals/non-metals and metalloids
• Groups and families
• Periods
• Elemental properties

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How does the 5E model facilitate learning?
• It emphasizes inquiry, critical thinking, and the process of science
• Its success is backed by countless scientific studies that demonstrate its effectiveness
• It’s built around the idea that humans construct knowledge and meaning from their learning experiences. That they build upon their prior knowledge and to be effective, learning needs to be active and allow the participants to construct new knowledge from their experiences


What's included?

Engagement Phase
- This could involve a short video with probing question or a discussion based around current events, common misconceptions, etc.
- Creates interest and excitement for your students
- Asks questions and probes their initial conceptions
- In this bundle, your students will be immediately gripped by an inquiry activity that is highly engaging

Exploration Phase
- Students use and develop creative thinking skills, make observations, record results, and make connections
- This bundle comes with a 7-station, Lab Activity where they will gain real experiences with the topic
**Note: The lab station activity requires very little preparation or materials**
- For a complete description of the lab station activity, please see below

Explanation Phase
- This is the instructional phase where concepts are presented to the students in a clear and applicable way
- Students develop understanding of the content
- Observations and experiences are discussed and critiqued
- Students develop vocabulary
- Students are able to connect the content presented to previous experiences
- This bundle includes one lesson in PowerPoint and .PDF formats. For a complete description of it, please see below

Elaborate Phase
- This phase involves the students completing an activity or assignment that forces them to expand their thinking and knowledge of the topic. They will propose solutions and extend their learning to new situations
- This bundle includes a scavenger hunt article
**Note: This activity requires no preparation or materials**
- For a complete description, please see below

Evaluate Phase
- Your students' will demonstrate their understanding and evaluate their own progress
- This phase involves the students completing an activity or assignment that forces them to expand their thinking and knowledge of the topic. They will propose solutions and extend their learning to new situations
- The evaluation section includes a quiz that will allow you to evaluate your students' topic understanding


The NRC's How People Learn has synthesized decades of research across many different disciplines about how people learn (NRC, 1999 blue right-pointing triangle). Key findings from that synthesis include the following. First, students (people) must be interested and engaged in what they are learning and find it useful and meaningful. Second, students (people) must be actively involved in the process of teaching and learning, comparing new information to previous ideas, constructing new understandings, and quite simply changing their own minds about how the world works. And third, students (people) need opportunities to apply what they have learned to new situations, to check the completeness of their understanding, and to evaluate their own learning for themselves. (

By incorporating this 5E lesson, you will provide your students with a meaningful and coherent way of learning that best suits their needs. You will also utilize technology in a way that creates order and promotes understanding.


The follow 5E lessons are currently included or will be added shortly. Please note that I will be increasing the number of lessons substantially over the next month. Purchase now before the price goes up.

Newton's Three Laws of Motion
Current Electricity and Circuits
One and Two-Dimensional Motion
Static Electricity
Light and its Production
Energy, Energy Transfer, and its Forms
Kinetic and Gravitational Potential Energy
Electricity Production
Density and Buoyancy
Sound and Hearing

Coming Soon:
• Uniform Acceleration
• How Planes Fly
• Refraction

Cells and the Cell Theory - Complete 5E Unit
The Human Digestive System
Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
Mitosis and the Cell Cycle
The Circulatory System
The Human Respiratory System
Cell Membrane and Transport

Coming Soon:
• Energy Flow In Ecosystems
• The Human Eye
• Genetic Material: DNA and RNA
• The Nervous System

The Cycling of Matter: The Water and Carbon Cycles
Cells and the Cell Theory
Invasive Species
Interactions Within Ecosystems

Coming Soon:
• The Classification of Living Things
• Photosynthesis
• Ecological Succession
• Plant Sexual and Asexual Reproduction

Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes
Atoms and the Atomic Theory
Introduction to Chemical Reactions
Types of Chemical Reactions and Balancing Equations
Molecular and Ionic Compounds
Acids, Bases, and pH
The Periodic Table

Coming Soon:
• Atomic Theory, Atomic Structure, and Isotopes
• Types of Bonds and Intermolecular Forces
• The Mole/Avogadro's Number

Earth and Space Science
Climate Change and Global Warming
The Moon and its Phases
Our Solar System
The Seasons
Human Space Exploration
The Life and Death of Stars

Coming Soon:
• Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors
• Solar and Lunar Eclipse


Explore - The Periodic Table - 7 Engaging Lab Station Activities

This fully editable Lab Station Activity on the Periodic Table is meant to get your students out of their seats and engaged in the content. Each station not only offers a unique opportunity to test your students' knowledge (offer an opinion, answer questions based on a video or reading, draw, etc.), but also provides a fantastic learning opportunity where your kids are learning through assessment. Each station comes with a description card while some also contain more detailed instructions, a reading, questions to answer, etc. Students are equipped with a recording sheet (passport) to write their answers. There is almost no prep for you. Simply print the cards, lay them out around the room and you're all set. An answer key is also provided where applicable.

This lab activity covers:
- The Periodic Table
- The History behind its creation

How do the Lab Stations work? Each station is specially designed to be a unique complement to the material while at the same time, provide a valuable learning experience. Below is an overview of how each station works. In your activity, each will be tailored to the specific content.

Station 1: Get Hands-On – using their creative skills, students are required to draw or build.

Station 2: Research – using a classroom computer or their own device, students must research a specific question/issue surrounding the topic.

Station 3: Explain yourself – students write down an opinion to a question in paragraph form.

Station 4: Rest Station - students can use this time to catch up on work they didn't have time to complete at a previous station or prepare themselves for an upcoming one.

Station 5 - Applicability reading – students read a short passage from an article, website, etc. which directly connects the classroom content to a real life application.

Station 6: Test your knowledge – students answer 5 multiple choice questions then provide a written explanation for how/why they came to their conclusions.

Station 7: Learn from the expert – using a classroom computer or their own device, students must watch a short video clip and answer the associated questions. They may stop, rewind and restart as often as they like during the time frame.

Station 8 - Rest Station.

Station 9: Become the question master – Students must create 2 multiple-choice questions, 2 true/false questions and 1 short answer question. Students must also supply the answers

Explain - The Periodic Table - PowerPoint Lesson

The Periodic Table. This TWO DAY package includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint) and a student lesson handout as a word document. The PowerPoint is fun and engaging with TWO videos and a worksheet accessible right from the PowerPoint.

Included in the lesson package is:

- The teacher version of the PowerPoint
- The student version of the PowerPoint
- Videos embedded into the PowerPoint
- Student worksheet
- Student lesson handout

In order, the lesson covers:
1) History – Mendeleev
2) Element squares
3) Atomic Number
4) Atomic Mass
5) Valence Electrons
6) Metals/Non-Metals and Metalloids
7) Groups and Families
8) Periods

The student version of the PowerPoint contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.

Elaborate - Elements and the Periodic Table - Device-Based Scavenger Hunt Activity

This activity is the coolest thing I've created and your kids are going to love it, mine do. Think of a scavenger hunt, then add devices (Smartphones, Chromebooks, Laptops, or Tablets), engaged students, and learning through assessment and you have this resource.

Quick Disclaimer. In order to use this activity, your classroom must have at least 1 device per 3 students. Smartphones, Chromebooks, Laptops, and Tablets will all work perfectly.

Buyer Comments:
- "The students learned a lot and were very engaged in the lesson. Thank you."
- "Students loved it"

The Content Includes:
• Element symbols
• Atomic number and atomic mass
• Columns, Rows, and Families
• Periodic table history
• Newly discovered elements

Scavenger Hunt User Comments:
- We did "Physical and Chemical Changes" in class yesterday! My students loved it!"
- "I can't wait to share these with my students! They love this QR thing! :-)"
- "Fantastic! I love this scavenger hunt, I am changing my schedule for tomorrow's astronomy class and we are definitely doing the scavenger hunt."
- "Really awesome resource."

Here's how you implement them:
• Print the QR codes and place them around the room
• Place your students into groups
• Let them loose! They move from Location to Location as they complete their tasks. Each Task is assigned by scanning the QR code and there are 5 Tasks per Scavenger Hunt Activity.
• Have them submit their answers directly to your email via a form on my website.

I've created a video that walks you through the entire activity. I did it using screen capture software on my phone so you can see exactly what your students will see. CLICK HERE to have a look.


This activity:
• Lets your students utilize their devices
• Cuts down on wasted paper
• Combines learning with assessment
• Is a lot of fun
• Comes in both Word and PDF formats

Each Hunt is different and offers a unique way for your students to explore the topic. From Hunt-to-Hunt, possible tasks your students will face include:
• Video analysis
• Simulations
• Fully automated and marked Quiz
• Finish the story
• Start the story
• Calculations
• News article
• Opinion
• Word scramble
• Short answer
• Web research
Total Pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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