The Steps that will take you there...

Make sure that you are gathering all the information for your sources- a good rule of thumb: if the information cannot be found in many places then it must be cited. All pictures must have a citation and proof that you are following copyright laws with its use.

Step Information needed Check if Complete

1. You have already been assigned a partner and an element.

Element Name:  

2. Using the library, internet, or any other resources available find out:

It's Elemental- The Periodic Table of Elements

Chemical an interactive periodic table of the elements.

A Periodic Table of the elements at Los Alamos National Laboratory

NSDL The National Science Digital Library


-who discovered your element
-when was is discovered
-where was it discovered
-how was it discovered (was it an accident or intentional, be detailed)
-how was it originally used or what was its purpose
-how is it used today

3. Using your textbook, notes, and other sources you now need to illustrate your element:

Atom Models

Bohr Models

-how many protons does it have
-how many electrons does it have
-how many neutrons does it have
-are there any known isotopes and if so, how many
-what are its physical properties
-what are its chemical propertis  
-is it a nonmetal, metal, or metalloid  
-how reactive is your element  

-what is the Bohr model of your element
***this can be drawn graphically, but hand made 3D models will be accepted as well***

4. Create an outline -how will you organize your information...put it roughly on paper  
5. Create a Power Point -all notes, images,citations, and outline for slide creation  
6. Create a Quiz -use your notes and presentation to create a 10-12 question Quiz or a Puzzle  

7. Presentation

-your complete PowerPoint- which should last for 6-8 minutes with equal time for each partner  
8. Publish -presentation complete with citations and credits  

These pages were made through TeacherTECH, the teacher professional development component of GirlTECH, which is sponsored by the Center for Excellence and Equity in Education (CEEE) with support from the National Science Foundation through EPIC.
Copyright © 2005 by Kristina Scott