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									RESEARCHING AN ELEMENT AND PERIODIC TABLE PROJECT

Project Info & Goals
 Understanding the Periodic Table of Elements is central to the study of Chemistry. Unfortunately
for many students it is a dreaded portion of Chemistry. For many the periodic table serves as a
"Poster Child" for the dull aspects of Chemistry. Many think they will be required to memorize the
Table. The approach emphasized by this project is the use of the table as a powerful tool.

Students will utilize the resources of Internet, textbook, and expert advice to research the periodic
table and develop a power point presentation designed to teach freshmen science students how to
use the Table.

ENDURING UNDERSTANDINGS

      Students will gain an understanding of how humans organize and classify information to
       facilitate study and communication.
      Students will gain an understanding of how scientific knowledge accumulates and develops
       over time.
      Students will develop an understanding of how scientists use the periodic table in the
       modern world.
      Students will improve collaboration skills.
      Students will increase technology and multimedia skills.
      Students will take responsibility for teaching others concepts and specific skills.

Atomic and Molecular Structure

1. The periodic table displays the elements in increasing atomic number and shows how periodicity of the
physical and chemical properties of the elements relates to atomic structure. As a basis for understanding this
concept:

a. Students know how to relate the position of an element in the periodic table to its atomic number and atomic
mass.

b. Students know how to use the periodic table to identify metals, semimetals, non-metals, and halogens.

c. Students know how to use the periodic table to identify alkali metals, alkaline earth metals and transition
metals, trends in ionization energy, electro negativity, and the relative sizes of ions and atoms.

d. Students know how to use the periodic table to determine the number of electrons available for bonding.

e. Students know the nucleus of the atom is much smaller than the atom yet contains most of its mass.

f. Students know how to use the periodic table to identify the lanthanide, actinide, and transactinide elements
and know that the transuranium elements were synthesized and identified in laboratory experiments through the
use of nuclear accelerators.
INFORMATION/TIMELINE FOR PROJECT

   Mr. Novak will introduce the project at the end of a class and students will make a random
    draw to assign their element.
   2/1 & 2/4: Students will receive 2 days of computer lab time to research their element and
    complete the “Element Project – Research Guide Sheet” and make a 3 x 5 notecard that
    conveys all the major information about the element. (Mr. Novak will provide an example)
        o 3 x 5 notecard guidelines:
                 You may format the information on the notecard anyway you would like in this
                   method:
                       One side of the notecard will be for the basic information and facts.
                       The other side of the notecard is where a drawing of the atom and a list of
                          common uses should be made.
   2/11: Students will receive 1 day of computer lab time to create/refine their powerpoint
    presentations. Students must have notes for their presentation: You will receive a deduction
    if you read from the powerpoint on the projector!
   We will take 3 days of class to present the findings of the class. Students must take notes (Mr.
    Novak will give you a note-taking sheet.)
   2/14: Students will receive 1 day of computer lab time to complete the questions for “The Life
    Cycle of an Element.”
   2/22: Students will receive 1 day of computer lab time to complete the “Dmitry Who?”
    worksheet.
   2/25: Students will receive 1 day of computer lab time to complete the “Get Organized, Baby!”
    worksheet.
   3/4: Students will receive 1 day of computer lab time to complete the 2 “Get Interactive”
    worksheets. On the “Get Interactive 2” worksheet. Each student must research 3 elements for
    full credit and may research 1 extra element for extra credit.
   3/10: Students will receive their returned “Element Project – Research Guide Sheet” and will
    receive 1 day of computer lab time/ class time to complete their periodic display. The teacher
    will give each student a colored piece of paper to make the display.
   3/11: Students will receive 1 day of computer lab time to: using the earlier research, write a 2-
    page paper that details the periodic table and the information it conveys. Give some history of
    the periodic table, some organizational information, and then write about the element you
    researched and how it fits in the periodic table. Why is it in the group it is? Why is it in the
    period it is? Look at the elements above, below, left, and right of the one you researched;
    what are the relationships between your element and the ones that surround it.

          This entire learning unit project is located on Blackboard.

      All of the worksheets for this unit are also on our class website.
Research an Element Project Rubric
The following is a rubric for your element report. A rubric is a list of items that are required
to be completed in order to achieve a certain grade. I have listed for you the items needed
for your element report and how many points each item is worth. Please refer to it often
when completing your project.


_____ (1 pt) element name


_____ (1 pt) atomic number


_____ (1 pt) atomic symbol


_____ (1 pt) atomic mass


_____ (2 pts) when discovered


_____ (5 pts) who discovered


_____ (5 pts) where it can be currently found


_____ (2 pts) physical description


_____ (5 pts) how it is used


_____ (5 pts) diagram of atom with correct electrons in appropriate energy levels


_____ (5 pts) 2 isotopes and their uses (address the fact that there are no known
isotopes if appropriate)
_____ (5 pts) A 3 x 5 notecard that contains all the information for your element.


_____ (15 pts) Create a powerpoint for your class presentation.


_____ (2 pts) Any text that is included in your work must be typewritten, if this is not
possible see me.
_____ (5 pts) List of sources. For example, books, web sites, magazines, etc.


_____ (15 pts) Oral presentation of what you did.


_____ (5 pts) Extra credit possible for bringing in an item (or items) that are made from your element.




____ (75 pts) Total
Periodic Table Research Project Rubric


The following is a rubric for your periodic table report. A rubric is a list of items that are required

to be completed in order to achieve a certain grade. I have listed for you the items needed

for your periodic table report and how many points each item is worth. Please refer to it often

when completing your project.




_____ (10 pt) Life Cycle of an Element Worksheet




_____ (10 pt) “Dmitry Who?” Worksheet




_____ (10 pt) “Get Organized, Baby” Worksheet




_____ (10 pt) “Get Interactive 1” Worksheet




_____ (10 pts) “Get Interactive 2” Worksheet




_____ (25 pts) Periodic Display




_____ (25 pts) Research Paper




____ (100 pts) Total

								
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