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Learning Exercise

Material: Interactive Periodic Table
Submitted by: Cathi Graves Tudman on Jun 28, 2006
Date Last Modified: Jun 28, 2006
Title: Interactive Periodic Table
Description: Great visual depiction of all the elements with thumbnail encyclopedic info (name, date and place of discovery).
Type of Task: Core activity, Individual, Student-centered, Unsupervised
Time Required 2 classes (90 min. blocks) or one week for traditional schedules.
Topics: CA Science Standard 7 (c)
Periodic Table
(substances can be classified by their properties)
Audience: College General Ed, High School, Middle School
Prerequisites Skills: Basic computer skills.
Learning Objectives: Students will be able to classify various substances by their properties (density, melting temp., conductivity)
Technical Notes: It will be possible to use this information with the SMART board technology. Grouping could be done with manipulation on that piece of equipment.
Text of Learning Exercise: 1. Student will read chapter x in text book.
2. Now, choose 10 elements, randomly, from the cards with the Atomic Symbol.
3. Using the information on the website, make decisions on "odd" elements to
fit in the proscribed categories (use the colors from the periodic table on the
front board).
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