Understanding The Periodictable

 Author:

Oliver Hyman and Jackie Christoffel

Area: Physical Sciences 

 Grade Level: 8-9  

 

Overview: This lesson gives a general overview of the organization of the periodic table. It includes a powerpoint that explains atomic structure, electron shells, how to read the periodic table, reactivity, nonmetals, metals, and metalloids. Along with the lecture there is a worksheet in which students figure out the number or electrons in the outer shell of each element and its likely reactivity. This lesson serves as and excellent introduction and review of the periodic table.

 

Standards:

SCIENCE STANDARDS:Strand 5: Physical scienceConcept 1:Properties and changes of properties in matter                        PO 2: Students will learn why some elements are more reactive than others.

                        PO 6: Students will learn the organization of the periodic table.

 

 Keywords: atomic structure, electron shells, isotopes, atomic number, atomic mass, electrons, protons, neutrons, elements, periodic table, reactivity, nonmetals, metals, and metalloids, grades 8-9

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 Components

 Lesson Plan (pdf /doc)
 Periodic_Table_-_Ollie (ppt)

 Electron_Shell_Worksheet (pdf/doc)