Learning Exercise

Adopt an Element

Each student picks an element and has to gather information about it. Then they present the information by making a poster.

Use the periodic table in the link provided to have students learn information on various elements see more


Have each student in the class adopt one element. Give them a list of information they must find: the year and how it was discovered, who discovered it, what it is used for, its mass, etc. You can adjust the difficulty and applications of information based on grade level. Also give the students a rubric about how their poster will be graded. You can have them include pictures, drawings, etc.



Type of Task

Learning Objectives

Learn about an element, and other elements by viewing peers' posters.