Lesson Plan

The Periodic Table and Me

Students will explore the periodic table through an indepth space exploration! Learning what elements planets are made of and identifing these on the periodic table.
Alicia H.
Classroom teacher
Village of Barboursville Elementary School (Barboursville, WV)
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Students will be able to...

substance properties
Grades 4 - 6
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1 Hook


Students will be introduced to the periodic table through the study of the solar system. Students will watch an iMovie trailer to hook them into the upcoming project. Students will then create two KWL charts, one on the solar system and the other on the periodic table. The teacher shall encourage students to look for any overlapping items between the two KWL charts. The corkulous app may be used to create the KWL charts.

2 Direct Instruction

3 Guided Practice

4 Independent Practice

5 Wrap-Up