Group 1 as an Example of Groups in the Periodic Table

Will you teach about alkali metals? Na! The fourth video in a 15-part series covers the first group on the periodic table, explains how these elements are related, and which properties they have in common. Also included is a brief explanation of why these elements would have these properties as well.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Remind scholars of the difference between periods and groups on the periodic table
  • Discuss why Helium isn't included in the discussion of Group 1
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge electrons, valence electrons, and ions
Pros

  • Brief video helps maintain pupils' attention
  • Clear diagrams and graphics simplify the concepts
Cons

  • None
Common Core