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Chemical Element Poster Project! Due Monday, October 25 You have been assigned an element from the periodic table to research. You will create a “Wanted” poster to display your element. Your posted will include the reader with clues to help them locate your element on the table. In order to research your element, you may use the web, library books, and your textbook to gather information on your element. Facts may be written into sentences or listed as bullet points. Use the graphic organizer to gather your information then transfer the information NEATLY to your poster. A useful website to start with is: www.chemicalelements.com Your poster must include: · A WANTED title (like the posters hanging up in the Post Office) · Your name · Element’s name · Chemical symbol · Atomic number · Atomic mass · Number of isotopes · Metal, nonmetal, or metalloid · Chemical state (solid, liquid, or gas) · Picture of the nucleus (for large nuclei, you may write the numbers of protons & neutrons rather than drawing them) · Period · Group/Family · Similar elements in its group/family · 2-3 color pictures of objects that contain your element (ex. silver jewelry for silver, thermometer for mercury) · Uses for your element (everyday, industrial etc.) · Additional physical or chemical characteristics (color, odor, reactivty etc.) · 2-3 Interesting facts · The copy of the periodic table with your element’s box shaded in You will have due dates along the way worth 1 point each (13 points total). This counts toward your final grade! You will present your poster to the class starting on Monday, October 25. Your presentation must demonstrate element knowledge and include eye-contact. You may have notecards to help you. Here is a picture of what your element poster will resemble when it’s complete: (I also have several classroom samples for you to look at!) My element is: __________________________________ Parent Signature: _____________________________________ Chemical Element Poster Project Rubric Name: ___________________________________________________________ Element: _________________________________________________________ Poster: A WANTED title: _______ 2 points Your name: _______ 2 points Element’s name: _______ 3 points Chemical symbol: _______ 4 points Atomic number: _______ 4 points Atomic mass: _______ 4 points Number of isotopes: _______ 4 points Metal, nonmetal, or metalloid: _______ 4 points Chemical state (solid, liquid, gas): _______ 5 points Picture of the nucleus: _______ 5 points Period: _______ 4 points Group/Family: _______ 4 points Similar elements in the group/family: _______ 3 points 2-3 color pictures of objects containing your element: _______ 4 points Uses (everyday, industrial etc.): _______ 4 points Additional physical or chemical characteristics (color, odor, reactivity etc.): _______ 5 points Interesting facts: _______ 5 points The copy of the periodic table with your element’s box shaded in: _______ 5 points Spelling, grammar and punctuation are correct: _______ 8 points Poster is neat (no uneven edges, rips, wrinkles) and organized: _______ 10 points Content is well-researched and accurate: _______ 8 points In-class presentation included eye-contact and element knowledge: _______ 10 points Meeting deadlines for information due in class: _______13 points TOTAL: _______ /120 points Comments: _______________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ Project Graphic Organizer! Name: ________________________________ A WANTED title (due on final poster) Your name (due on final poster) Element’s name: __________________ (due on final poster) Chemical symbol: __________________ (Due Wednesday, October 6) Atomic number: __________ (Due Wednesday, October 6) Atomic mass: ___________ (Due Wednesday, October 6) Number of isotopes: _____________ (Due Tuesday, October 12) Metal, nonmetal, or metalloid: _____________________ (Due Tuesday, October 12) Chemical state (solid, liquid, or gas): ___________________ (Due Tuesday, October 12) Picture of the nucleus (for large nuclei, you may write the numbers of protons & neutrons rather than drawing them) (due on final poster) Period: ___________ (Due Friday, October 15) Group/Family: _________ (Due Friday, October 15) Similar elements in its group/family: _______________________________________ (Due Friday, October 15) Pictures of at least 2 objects that contains the element (Due Wednesday, October 20) Uses (everyday, industrial etc.): _________________________________________ (Due Wednesday, October 20) Additional physical or chemical characteristics (color, odor, reactivty etc.)____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ (Due Friday, October 22) Interesting facts: _________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ (Due Friday, October 22) The copy of the periodic table with your element’s box shaded in (due on final poster) * Element Project Extra Credit Opportunity * Often times when you are working on a project at home, you end up with some questions that you don’t know the answer too. You are encouraged to post your questions to your homeroom’s blog on my website. That way I, or other students in your class can help you! You may also come across a really beneficial website or book that you think would help other students in your class. You can also post that information to your homeroom blog as well. Please do not post personal facts about your project on the blog. Save those for class. To earn 5 bonus points on your element project, you must post to the blog a minimum of 5 times. Please be sure to read all previous posts on the blog so that you don’t repeat information. You will only receive credit for “original” ideas and posts. Not repeats. Please be sure to only post to YOUR homeroom’s blog. http://www.teacherweb.com/MA/CushingElementary/MrsDewberry The extra credit is worth 5 points!
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