You will be designing your very own periodic table, which you will be pulling out and using in chemistry class for the remainder of the school year.
In order to create one that will support your learning and which is consistent with the modern periodic table, you must first gather the necessary information about the modern periodic table.
Number one below will guide you on how to gather the necessary ideas. This has 2 parts : watching videos and taking notes, and reading a text and completing and metacognitive log (this part–notes and log–is also due on Jan 8 with your periodic table).
1) Watch the following tutorials (need a computer–will not work using your phone) and take notes:
Once finished with the videos, read pages 177, 180 and 181 and complete the metacognitive log started in class. focus question and reading strategies are below.
Focus Question: How can the periodic table help us predict properties (chemical and physical) of elements?
Active Reading strategies:
- Main idea of each chunk
- Paraphrase bold terms
- Ask question
- Make connections
2) Creating your own periodic table (it is not a good idea to attempt this step prior to learning about the periodic table)
Use what you have learned to sketch and color code your own periodic table
1.Include labels and a key to identify the following:
- alkali metal, alkaline earth metals, transition metals, inner transition metals, noble gases and halogens, representative elements, metals, metalloids, nonmetals.
2. Include elements 1-20 (symbol, atomic number and atomic mass) and the 1st element for each group of the transition metals. You do not have to draw a box for each element.
3.Make sure it is pleasing to the eye
It is neat and you have used white or light colored construction paper. If white space is used, it is used evenly. Color is used to differentiate between different blocks and families and not to cover up your symbol.
4.Include a key