Periodic Table and Atomic Properties

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An in-depth lesson, the fourth activity in a series of 36, begins with teaching how the periodic table's arrangement came to its current design. Using this knowledge, pupils then move on to analyze the arrangement of elements to their arrangement of electrons; they finish by looking at periodicity in atomic properties. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Chunk the lesson into teachable parts over two or three days, depending upon length of classes, and support it with hands-on activities, short videos, and discussions
Classroom Considerations
  • There are some British words and phrases used throughout lab, which are spelled differently than English words
  • Lesson best fits high school learners with strong background knowledge of elements, the periodic table, and atoms
  • Provides all sheets needed for pupils and their corresponding keys
  • Lesson provides background information for either teachers or classes to use
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