Atoms and the Periodic Table of the Elements Use the following hypertext links to help you answer the questions about atoms, and the Periodic Table of the Elements and then States of Matter. (BE SURE COPY THIS WEB PAGE LESSON TO YOUR MS WORD E-DOCUMENT BEFORE ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS) 1. What are the three sub-atomic particles of the atom? What is the charge of each? 2. Give at least two examples of how electrons make our lives easier. (follow the “electrons” link at the site above) 3. The atomic number tells us how many __________ and how many ___________ are in an element’s atom. 4. Check out the Periodic Table of the Elements and list the atomic symbol, atomic number and atomic weight of the following elements: Gold Silver Carbon Neon Mercury 5. List the number of neutrons in each of the elements in question #3. (Gold Silver Carbon Neon Mercury) 6. What’s an “isotope”? 7. Try the Element Math Game. See if you can get at least ten questions correct! States of Matter 8. List the three different states of matter. 9. List the different physical characteristics of each of the states of matter. 10. What causes matter to change its state? 11. Read and then take the gas quiz. 12. Read and then take the liquid quiz. 13. Read and then take the solid quiz.