Please see the attachment section for additional resources.
*Genesis: Search For Origins Interactive Simulation Teachers Guide (see link in technology resources section)
*Making Sense of the Elements (PDF document and see attachment section)
Also see Cosmic Chemistry: Understanding Elements
1. Students will compare the Modern Periodic Table to Mendeleev's Periodic Table and answer questions using the "Modern Periodic Table" Questions and Strategies sheet. (see attachment)
2. Students will utilize internet resources as well as the JLabs resource, "It's Elemental" to research pertinent information and facts about the element they have chosen.
*Students must locate the following information:
a. Name of element
a-1. Nickname(s) of element if applicable
a-2. How was the element named?
b. Who discovered the element, where AND when?
c. Uses of the element
c-1. In every day life
c-2. In science
c-3. In space (if applicable)
d. The element's symbol, atomic number, and atomic mass
d-1. List the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons the element has
e. Group and period number
e-1. Identifying family (alkali, transition, noble gas, etc)
f. Why this element is placed where it is on the periodic table?
f-1. How is this element isolated (where is it most commonly found and in what form in nature)?
f-2. If it is not found in nature, how is it synthesized?
f-3. Note if anything has changed about the placement of this element on the periodic table
g. 2 Interesting facts about the element
Students will compile this information and then creatively and attractively display all of it onto the cereal box in the following order: Letters A, B, and D (front of box); Letters C and E (left side of box); Letter G (right side of box); Letter F (back of box).
The back of the cereal box should contain a detailed color description of the element that includes the texture, color, state of matter at room temp, melting and boiling points.
The front of the cereal box must include the item(s) that depict or represent the element.