Periodic Table Lesson

PURPOSE:

In this project you will research the Internet for information about a particular element and create an "ALL ABOUT (your element)" book

MATERIALS:

  1. Internet connection
  2. Journal
  3. Construction paper
  4. Colored pencils/markers
  5. Glue
  6. Scissors
  7. Yarn

PROCEDURE:

      Part A - Physical Properties
        On a clean page in your journal:

      1. Write the name of your element.
      2. Look the element up on your periodic table and record its symbol.
      3. Copy the following:
          Atomic Number is ___________.
          The number of protons is _________.
          The number of electrons is _________.
          Atomic Mass Number is ___________.
          The number of neutrons is __________.
          What is its period?__________group?_________
          What is its melting point? __________boiling point?_________
          What is its classification: a metal, nonmetal, or metalloid?
          What is its density?__________
          Is it a solid, liquid, or gas?__________
          What is its color?__________
          On the back of this journal page draw its atomic structure.

      4. Go to this periodic table and click on the symbol of your element to find the necessary information to answer these questions. When you have finished, hit the "back" button on the browser until you return to this page and follow the directions for Part B.

      Part B - History
        On a clean page in your journal:

      1. Title this page History and find the following information:
          Who discovered it?_____________________
          When was it discovered?_________________
          Where was it discovered?___________________
          How was it discovered?___________________
          Note: If any of this information cannot be found, just record Unavailable.

      2. Go to this periodic table and click on the symbol of your element to find the necessary information to answer these questions. When you have finished, hit the "back" button on the browser until you return to this page and follow the directions for Part C.

      Part C - Uses
        On a clean page in your journal:

      1. Write a description and list the uses for your element.
      2. Find a picture or image of your element and print.
      3. Go to this periodic table and click on the symbol of your element to find the necessary information to answer these questions. When you have finished, hit the "back" button on the browser until you return to this page.
      4. Another good periodic table.

CONCLUSION:

Now that your research is complete, your teacher will give you further information about how to create an "ALL ABOUT (your element)" book.


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