Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics
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Elements, Model of the Atom, Periodic Table, Introduction, Atoms, Electrons | Middle School, High School
In this activity, students will learn about what makes up an atom and how important protons are in the placement of elements on the periodic table.
Molecular Formula, Periodic Table, Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding | High School
In this activity, students play a game in which they use element cards to form compounds.
Model of the Atom, Periodic Table, Elements, Atomic Mass, Electrons, Atoms | Middle School
In this project, students will first work with a partner to select a common element from the periodic table to research. They will create a video using iPods to present their research and they will access the Aurasma app on iPods to upload their video. Students will create a trigger image using a picture of the element from the periodic table. Secondly, the students will use the Aurasma App to scan a different element’s trigger image and will use information from another group’s video to construct a model that replicates the atomic structure for the selected element.
Periodic Table, Identifying an Unknown, Introduction | High School
In this activity, students organize alien cards into groups and periods following trends, similar to how the periodic table is put together.
Melting Point, Elements, Matter, Density, Chemical Properties, Periodic Table, Inferences | Elementary School
In this lesson, students will make measurements, calculations, and inferences to help solve a mystery about the identity of an unknown metal.
Periodic Table, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties, Observations, Inferences, Chemical Change, Identifying an Unknown, Error Analysis | High School
In this lab, students will classify several samples of elements as metals, nonmetals, or metalloid based on their physical and chemical properties.
Periodic Table, Physical Properties, Identifying an Unknown, Ionization Energy, Atomic Radius, Electronegativity | High School
In this activity, students will use their knowledge of Periodic Trends to analyze and identify unknown elements and organize them correctly in the Periodic Table.
Periodic Table, Identifying an Unknown | High School
In this activity, students learn about periodic trends by organizing cards and then determining the information on a missing card.
Periodic Table, Introduction, Elements, Identifying an Unknown | High School
In this activity students use imaginary elements to create a periodic table based on the known properties of those elements.
Molecular Formula, Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding, Molecular Geometry, Naming Compounds, Lewis Structures, Periodic Table, Valence Electrons, Lewis Dot Diagrams, Ions, Subatomic Particles | High School, Middle School
In the September 2016 simulation, students investigate both ionic and covalent bonding. Students will have the opportunity to interact with many possible combinations of atoms and will be tasked with determining the type of bond and the number of atom needed to form each. Students will become familiar with the molecular formula, as well as the naming system for each type of bond and geometric shape, when applicable.
Electron Affinity, Atomic Radius, Ionic Radius, Ions, Atoms, Periodic Table, Model of the Atom, Subatomic Particles, Electrons, Valence Electrons | High School
The May 2016 simulation is a follow-up to the March 2016 simulation. Students will focus their investigation on the electron affinity of an atom. Through the use of this simulation students will have the opportunity to examine the formation of an anion as well as compare the atomic radius of a neutral atom to the ionic radius of its anion.
Atomic Radius, Ionic Radius, Ionization Energy, Valence Electrons, Periodic Table, Atoms, Electrons, Subatomic Particles, Ions, Model of the Atom | High School
In this simulation for the March 2016 issue, students can investigate the periodic trends of atomic radius, ionization energy, and ionic radius. By choosing elements from the periodic table, atoms can be selected for a side by side comparison and analysis. Students can also attempt to ionize an atom by removing its valence electrons. Quantitative data is available for each periodic trend, and can be further examined in a graph.
Culminating Project, Review, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties, Periodic Table, History, Interdisciplinary, Electron Configuration, Subatomic Particles, Isotopes, Atomic Mass | High School, Middle School
In this project, students will learn the importance of the elements in our lives. The students will research one chosen element and create a website, a digital comic strip, or a video to explain the important properties of the element as well as why the element is so important to our lives.