Lesson Plan

The Periodic Table and Grouping the Elements

How and Why Elements are Grouped on the Periodic Table
Lisa F.
Classroom teacher
St. George Catholic School, Erie, Pennsylvania
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My Grades 7, 8
My Subjects Science
Objectives

Students will be able to...

1. explain why elements in a group often have similar properties.

2. describe the properties of the elements in the groups of the periodic table.

Standard: 3.2.7.A1, 3.2.8.A2

Subjects
Science
Grades 7 - 8
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 HOOK/ATTENTION GETTER

Activity: Other — Writing

THE TEACHER WILL:

1. place the following BELLRINGER on the smartboard: "How do you know that a bird is a bird, that a kangaroo is a kangaroo, and that a shark is a shark?" "What characteristics of each animal help you tell the animals apart?" and "How can such an analysis of characteristics be applied to elements?"

2. give the students a few minutes to respond in their journals.

Student Instructions

THE STUDENT WILL:

1. upon entering the classroom, complete the BELLRINGER that is on the smartboard.

2. write responses in their journals.

2 DIRECT INSTRUCTION/GUIDED PRACTICE

Padlet
Free, Paid

THE TEACHER WILL:

1. set up a wall on Padlet called Grouping Elements. This wall will be on the teachers account and password protected.

2. pair students into their activity groups (2/group).

3. assign each paired group an element group (1-18).

4. inform the students that they are to research their assigned group of elements based on the following information: name of all the elements in the group, the shared characteristics of the elements (type of element, # of electrons in the outer level, degree of reactivity and other shared properties) and an important fact or two from the group.

4. pass out one iPad per group.

5. instruct students to go to the Padlet site and give them the passcode for the wall.

6. review with the students how to create "post-it" notes on the wall.

7. inform student to put their research on the wall.

Student Instructions

THE STUDENT WILL:

1. get into paired groups.

2. connect to Padlet and use passcode to get to the Grouping Elements Wall.

3. use the Padlet site to post their research about their assigned element group.

3 INDEPENDENT PRACTICE

THE TEACHER WILL:

1. instruct students to use all of the research that they had gathered and posted to Padlet to create a 30 second Tellagami for their element group.

2. guide paired students to use Google Docs to write out their script for their Tellagami.

3. inform students that they will be presenting their gami to the rest of the class.

4. show students a prepared Tellagami on the Noble Gases so they will have an example of the teachers expectations.

4. monitor group work.

Student Instructions

THE STUDENT WILL:

1. view a Tellagami on the Noble Gases.

2. create a 30 second Tellagami about their group of elements using all of the information that they researched and posted to Padlet.

3. create a script for their Tellagami using Google Doc.

4 WRAP UP

Tellagami
Free, Free to Try

THE TEACHER WILL:

1. view and assess the "gami's" from each group.

Student Instructions

THE STUDENT WILL:

1. present their "gami's" to the class and teacher.

2. the groups that are not presenting will peer assess each groups presentation.

3. return iPad to cart.