Lesson details

Grade
7
Subject

Science

Topic

Structure and properties of matter

Subtopic

Organization of the periodic table

Recommended Technology: 

Internet

Digital Device for students (PC, Laptop, Chromebook, tablet, or iPad, etc.)

Cloud File Storage (Google Drive, iCloud, One Drive, or Dropbox, etc.)

Digital Productivity Software (Google Suite, Microsoft Office, etc.)

Other instructional materials or notes: 

If digital services are not available, then the following can be used in their place:

Science Journal

Paper

Pens

Pencils

Understanding the Periodic Table of Elements

Duration: 
Multiple days
Lesson type: 
1:1 Lesson
Lesson overview: 

The students will be able to describe the features and organization of the Periodic Table of Elements through the use of PBS Learning Media resources and teacher-created learning activities. The students will learn about chemical symbols, atomic numbers, atomic mass, element groups, element families, and element periods. The students will create a presentation to demonstrate their understanding of the essential question. 

Essential Question: 

How can you describe the organization of the periodic table by using information about elements (including chemical symbol, atomic number, atomic mass, and group/family)?

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