Lesson Plan

The Periodic Table and The Arrangement of Elements

Development of the periodic table and why it is arranged the way it is.
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. describe how Mendeleev arranged elements in the first periodic table.

2. explain how elements are arranged in the modern periodic table.

3. compare metals, nonmetals, and metalloids based on their properties and on their location in the periodic table.

4. describe the difference between a period and a group.

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: Conversing

THE TEACHER WILL:

1. ask for three volunteers to stand in front of the class.

2. put two of them together, and ask the third to step off to the side.

3. ask class to list characteristics that the two students share.

4. list responses on the board.

5. separate the two students and ask the third student to stand next to one of the other students.

6. repeat the exercise.

7. compare the two lists of characteristics.

8. discuss with the class the similarities and differences on the lists.

Student Instructions

THE STUDENT WILL:

1. brainstorm on the shared characteristics of the two groups.

2. participate in the discussion of the similarities and differences between the two groups.

2 DIRECT INSTRUCTION

THE TEACHER WILL:

1. pair students up into their activity groups.

2. pass out one iPad per pair.

3. instruct students to go to the you tube link for a tutorial on how to create an Animoto video (students have used Animoto several times in their S.Studies class, so this is just a refresher).

4. show students an example of an Animoto video that was prepared by the teacher, so students know with the expectations are (the prepared Animoto is one that is off topic so the student can come up with their own ideas).

5. inform students of topic and requirements for Animoto: Compare and contrast the first periodic table by Mendeleev with the modern day table by Moseley. Create a 30 second video that depicts the similarities and differences between the two tables.

Student Instructions

THE STUDENT WILL:

1. get in activity groups.

2. view you tube video on how to create an animoto video.

3. view Animoto that was prepared by teacher.

3 GUIDED PRACTICE

THE TEACHER WILL:

1. monitor students work as they are creating an Animoto video.

Student Instructions

THE STUDENT WILL:

1. create a 30 sec Animoto video using the Animoto Video Maker app on the iPad with their partner.

2. compare and contract the work done by Mendeleev and Moseley on the periodic table.

3. submit link of completed video to the teacher through email.

4 INDEPENDENT PRACTICE

THE TEACHER WILL:

1. instruct the students once they have completed their Animoto to go to the Thinglink link that is provided and go through the periodic table.

Student Instructions

THE STUDENT WILL:

1. connect to Thinglink.

2. go through the entire Periodic Table Thinglink that was provided by the teacher.

3. print out element worksheet from one of the links.

5 WRAP-UP

Activity: Creating

THE TEACHER WILL:

1. instruct student to complete flashcards of elements from the element worksheet that was found on the Periodic Table Thinglink (start in class and finish for homework).

Student Instructions

THE STUDENT WILL:

1. create flashcards of the elements from the element worksheet that was found in the Periodic Table Thinglink.

2. finish flashcards for homework.