You be the Teacher Choose one of the elements on the Periodic Table and create a fun and educational way to teach it to your classmates (skit, poster, rap, video, power point presentation, etc.).
Step 1: Research Choose one of the elements in the Periodic Table and find out: • What is the element's symbol? • What is this element's atomic number? • When was the element discovered? • Who discovered it? • How did the element get its name? • What are some of its properties? (color, form, odor . . . ) • What are some of the element's common uses? • Where is this element found?
Step 2: Be creative Select a way to teach what you learned to your classmates. Be sure you include all of the information that you researched.
Step 3: Share Present the information to the class.
Resources Chem4kids - Information on matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions and biochemistry.
Chemical Elements.com - Symbol, atomic number, mass, melting point, boiling point, number of protons, electrons and neutrons, classification, crystal structure, color, structure of elements.
Pictorial Periodic Table - provides all the technical data you need to know about all the elements and even includes pictures and visible spectra for many elements. Web Elements Periodic Table - WebElementsTM aims to be a high quality source of information on the WWW relating to the periodic table. Coverage is such that professional scientists and students at school will all find something useful. Currently most information is about the elements themselves but the scope of WebElementsTM will include simple compounds as well in the future.
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