The values of this lesson are numerless. Students get to see how the elements they will be using to form compounds and for reactions were first discovered. Their individual uses will further emphasize the dramtatic physical and chemical property changes that occur when individual atoms react. For example, sodium, a toxic element when consumed alone is used to season your french fries when combined with chlorine (which is also toxic alone).

Furthermore, social studies connections are made through the discussion of the elements discovery and uses. Language Arts are integrated through research and writing as well as artistic design.

Finally, the integration of computer technology extends the lesson with the use of Power Point for the presentation and creation of an online quiz for assessment. The entire lesson is based on student centered learning.

 

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