• State key events in the historical development of the periodic table. List the information in the periodic table and describe how it is organized.
    • Describe uses of the periodic table. Define valence electrons and tell how they are related to the periodic table
    • Describe chemical and physical properties of metals.
    • Identify and describe different groups of metals and describe how the reactivity of metals changes across the periodic table.
    • Locate nonmetals and metalloids in the periodic table.
    • Compare the physical and chemical properties of nonmetals with those of metals and describe the properties of metalloids.
    • Explain how carbon can form bonds in many different arrangements.
    • List different forms of pure carbon
    • Identify the properties many organic compounds have in common.
    • Define hydrocarbons and describe the kinds of carbon chains in them.
    • Define and name examples of substituted hydrocarbons.




    Power Point Presentations:

    http://jc-schools.net/PPTs-science.html#Grades6-12  Click on Periodic Table






    Main Ideas:

    Organizing the Elements:

    • Looking for Patterns in Elements
    • Mendeleev
    • The First Periodic Table
    • Inside the Atom
    • Reading the Periodic Table (periods, groups)
    • Valence Electrons


    • Properties
    • Alloys
    • Alkali Metals
    • Alkaline Earth Metals
    • Transition Metals
    • Lanthanides and Actinides

    Nonmetals and Metalloids

    • Properties
    • Compounds of Nonmetals
    • Families of Nonmetals

    Elements from Stardust

    • Atomic Nuclei Collide
    • Elements from the Sun
    • Elements from Large Stars



    Labs and Demonstrations:

    Sodium and Potassium react with Water




    Adopt-An-Element Project:

    Students will adopt an element to research.  They will complete a fact sheet, a poster, and write a jingle.  They will be responsible for presenting the information orally to the class.








    Interactive Periodic Tables:








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