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Periodic Egg Lab Procedure 1. Cut your eggs apart 2. Sort your eggs into four groups based on the criteria of your choice. - type of background or jewel 3. Look at each of the groups you just made. Organize your eggs within these groups with a different criteria - type of background or jewel 4. You should end up with a 4x4 grid. Try these vertical groups… • Basket Weave Family • Circle-Dot Family • Checkerboard Family • Polka Dot Family Once you have those families… • Organize within the families horizontally by the shape of the gemstone: – Diamond – Emerald – Ruby – Sapphire Instead of shape of gemstone, try to organize them by the number of rings or number of gemstones on each egg. Follow Up 1. Make suggestions for labels of each column and row. 2. If you were given more eggs to add to your chart, do you think they would fit? Why/Why not? 3. Describe the properties an egg would need to be the next egg in the first row. 4. What properties would an egg need to be at the end of the third column? Brain Teasers • What would be the correct placement for an egg with 12 diamonds, 2 rings, and a zigzag pattern? • What would be the placement for an egg with 7 garnets, 7 rings, and a basket weave pattern?
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