Re-Creating the Periodic Table

Created by: P. Hawks, R. Siebrasse, and R. Bonnichsen



Physical Science
Periodic Table of the Elements

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Objectives:
  • Students will apply their knowledge of elements and atomic structure to create a periodic table entry for their assigned element.
  • Students will create a written representation of all required information for assigned element that complies with SEU.



Making use of the Periodic Table


As a class, students in physical science will be recreating the periodic table on the wall of the classroom. As individuals, students will be researching an assigned element and creating an entry for that element to be placed in the classroom periodic table. Using the periodic table, students can determine physical and chemical characteristics not only for individual elements, but also for groups of elements: characteristics like atomic number, mass, state of matter, appearance, electron configuration, etc. The periodic table contains a wealth of knowledge in a very simple, easy to use arrangement.



Individual Task:

A. Using the element assigned to you, follow the steps in "What you need to do ..." (We have included a rubric for you to refer to).
B. Use and properly cite (MLA) at least three sources from the internet to complete your project (See list of sites below for a few ideas).
C. Complete your paper according to directions below.
D. Present your periodic table entry on poster board.



What you need to do for your periodic table entry: (example is shown on the board in my classroom)


1. Project will be completed using 6 x 6 poster board.
2. Students will be graded on neatness, so apply yourselves accordingly!
3. Create an atomic Bohr model of your element. Make a key indicating the protons, neutrons, electrons.--these should be on the back of the entry
4. Include physical properties of the element (appearance, melting point, state of matter, metal, non-metal,
metalloid, hardness, malleability, etc...)--these should be on the back of the entry
5. Include chemical properties of the element (reactivity, corrosive nature, combustibility, flammability)--these should be on the back of the entry
6. Include the element's group number and family name--front



What you need to do for your research paper:


1. Create a title page including title, name, class, teacher, school, and date.
2. Papers will include an introduction, a body paragraph for each required category on the rubric below, and a conclusion.
  1. introduction: introduce topic, tell audience the purpose of the paper, and give necessary background information.
  2. body: include one paragraph about each of the following: physical properties, chemical properties, element group and family name, isotopes, and historical information (see number 5 below). Please do not simply list these items or copy your source. This should be a self-written explanation of your research and its significance.
  3. conclusion: summarize your paper and logically bring your paper to a close.
3. Papers will be done with 1" margins, Times New Roman 12 point font, double spaced paragraphs. The suggested length is 3-5 pages, but your emphasis should be on quality and complete coverage of required information.
4. Resources should be cited in a bibliography using MLA format.
5. Give some historical information:
  • Who developed the periodic table?
  • How did he go about developing the periodic table?
  • Who discovered or developed your assigned element?
  • Where was it discovered?
  • When was it discovered?
  • What are it's uses?
  • Whatever else you think is interesting...



How to go about completing your project:

1. Select a resource (perhaps from the list below or from your own search; remember that you need at least three!!)
2. Research your assigned element. (use this rough draft guide: )
3. Be sure to properly cite the resource.
4. Organize and write your paper according to "What you need to do..."
5. Construct your periodic table entry according to "What you need to do..." (we will have a work day for this later on)

Possible resources:

http://www.chem4kids.com/elements/index.html
http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/a2.html
http://www.chemsoc.org/viselements/pages/pertable_fla.htm
http://environmentalchemistry.com/yogi/periodic/
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/earth/geology/periodic_table.html
http://www.chemicool.com/
http://www.webelements.com/
RUBRIC:
Periodic Table Entry:


0 points
4 points
7 points
10 points


Neatness

Periodic table entry is unorganized and messy, with no indication of appropriate planning
Entry shows signs of planning, but quality of work is less than satisfactory
Entry shows signs of planning, quality of work is satisfactory, but less than exemplary
Entry shows signs of planning, and quality of work is exemplary
Atomic Model

Atomic model is missing protons, neutrons, and electrons in their appropriate locations, and key to identification.
Model is missing three of the necessary parts
Model is missing two of the necessary parts
Model shows all particles in their appropriate places and has a key to identification
Physical Properties (this is a pass or fail section of the project; there will be no in between grades)

Physical properties are not identified on the entry


Physical properties are identified on the entry
Chemical Properties (this is a pass or fail section of the project; there will be no in between grades)

Chemical properties are not identified on the entry


Chemical properties are identified on the entry
Timeliness(this is a pass or fail section of the project; there will be no in between grades)

Entry is not turned in on time


Entry is turned in on time


Research Paper:

Proper Page Setup

Paper does not have proper margins, paragraph format or font (1 point)
Paper is missing up to three elements of proper page setup (4 points)
Paper is missing two elements of proper page setup (7 points)
All required page setup items are used correctly (10 points)


Introduction

Topic is not clear, purpose is not defined, and background is missing (1 point)
Introduces topic but does not give either purpose or background information (4 points)
Introduces topic but does not give a clear purpose or all background information (7 points)
Introduces topic, tells audience the purpose of the paper, and gives necessary background information (10 points)
Body Paragraphs

Some topics are not mentioned and information appears to be copied from sources (1 point)
Every topic is listed but thorough explanations with significance are not mentioned (4 points)
Includes a paragraph about each of the required topics, but explanation is not thorough and/or reworded properly (7 points)
Includes one paragraph about each of the required topics. Explanation is thorough and paraphrased not copied (10 points)
Conclusion

Paper is not summarized or logically concluded (1 point)
Summary is incomplete and paper lacks a logical closing (4 points)
Summary is incomplete but paper is logically concluded (7 points)
Summarizes paper and logically bring your paper to a close (10 points)
Bibliography

Several sources are not cited and/or MLA formatting is not used (1 point)
1 or 2 sources are missing and/or MLA formatting is used incorrectly (4 points)
All sources are cited but there are a few insignificant mistakes with MLA formatting (7 points)
All sources are cited using correct MLA formatting (10 points)



Total Points Possible:



possible
received

Periodic Table Entry

50
Research Paper

50
Total:

100