Learning Exercise

Adopt an element

Students are assigned a given element to conduct research on and complete the project w/ a presentation and a poster for given element.
Course: Chemistry, Physical Science

*This lesson plan was created with the help of R.W. Dixon from Scandinavian Middle School. *On the Science Spot website... see more


Teacher will go over instructions with students to show what is expected.

Technical Notes

Students will need internet access to complete research.


Understanding of how to read the periodic table.



Learning Objectives

Students will become familiar with one chemical element assigned to them. They will use research skills to learn about the element, describe its principle features and reactions, and its most common uses.


Presentations & posters will be completed by each student.