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Periodic Table WebQuest

Periodic Table Here

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this webquest is to explore the Periodic Table of the Elements.  The Periodic Table is a way of organizing all of the building blocks of the universe - the chemical elements. You will complete a series of activities which will help you learn about the history, the structure and the use of the Periodic Table of Elements.


 

THE TASK                        

Your team has a choice - you may choose either option: 

OPTION A:
You and your partners have just become the proud parents (and family) of a baby element. You are quite proud and are going to present your new baby at a special announcement party so you will need to make a baby book to show all about him/her. 

                                   cradle rocking                     ball boy               cheerleader

OPTION B:

You and your partners have been asked to present a special award to the MVP element player of the year. You will need to make a scrap book to show his/her achievements. 

    

You will be assigned a specific element. See your teacher for your assignment.

 


 

PROCESS  Whiz.gif (19307 bytes)

In order to accomplish your goal, your team will first need to learn about the Periodic Table of Elements. Each member of your group will take a specific and important role in this process. You will each become an expert on a topic related to the Periodic Table. Then, you will teach the other members of your group about your area of expertise, so that all of you can use this knowledge to complete "THE TASK" .

                              

ROLES:

Historian - 

Your job will be to find out about the history of the Periodic Table. You must find the answers to the questions in this Scavenger Hunt

Architect - 

Your job will be to find out about the structure of the Periodic Table. You must find the answers to these Scavenger Hunt.

Psychologist -

Your job will be to find out about the behavior, or trends, of the sections of the Periodic Table. You must find the answers to these Scavenger Hunt. You will need to work closely with the Architect and the Surgeon.

Surgeon

Your job will be to find out about the structure of the atom and how it relates to the boxes on the Periodic chart. You must find the answers to these Scavenger Hunt. You will need to work closely with the Architect and the Psychologist.


 

Once your research is complete, ALL team members must also become experts on each area. You must meet back together and teach each other what you have learned. When ALL of you are experts, you are ready for "THE TASK" .

 

REMEMBER:

There is no "I" in teamwork.  Someone needs to design the layout of the book, someone needs to write each page of the book, someone needs to put together the different sections  and someone needs to give the oral presentation to the class. That someone shouldn't be the same person. Please realize, too, that these jobs are not equal in difficulty or the amount of work performed. Share the responsibilities by writing together and composing the presentation and final product together. Each of your grades will be determined by the sum total of the work you do as a team.


RESOURCES      links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dmitri_Mendeleev - Information on Dimitri Mendeleev

http://chemicalelements.com - information about the parts of the periodic table

http://www.corrosionsource.com/handbook/periodic/  information about the parts of the periodic table

 http://www.chem4kids.com/files/elem_pertable.html - information about the parts of the periodic table

http://www.webelements.com/-interactive Periodic Table with history information 

http://www.webelements.com/ interactive Periodic Table with history information

 http://education.jlab.org/itselemental/index.html - Interactive Periodic Table with detailed element info

 http://www.webelements.com/webelements/scholar/index.html - Interactive Periodic table with audio descriptions and movie clips of elements

http://education.jlab.org/qa/atom_idx.html - information about atomic structure

http://education.jlab.org/qa/pen_number.html - Number of electrons, protons, neutrons

http://www.chemistry.co.nz/mendeleev.htm - information on Mendeleev

http://www.teachersdomain.org/resources/phy03/sci/phys/matter/ptable/index.html  - More info about the Periodic Table - I like this site!

http://www.chem4kids.com/files/atom_intro.html - be sure to check out the structure, electrons and neutron links!

http://web.buddyproject.org/web017/web017/  - check out the first 4 links 

http://periodic.lanl.gov/default.htm - detailed info on elements

http://science.howstuffworks.com/atom4.htm  - atomic structure

http://www.sparknotes.com/chemistry/fundamentals/periodictable/section2.rhtml - periodic table and atomic structure

 http://www.nebo.edu/misc/learning_resources/ppt/6-12/periodicablepresenaion.ppt - easy to read info on the Periodic Table

http://www.chemicalelements.com/index.html - info on the groups of the PT


  The Task Defined

 Option A: Baby Book         baby toy

        Once you have been assigned an element, create a baby book with the following information:

         Cover: (well decorated)

    A picture of your element (whatever form it is most commonly found)

    A title 

    The name of the element

    The names of the proud "parents and family" (student team members' names)

     Inside:

        Page 1 - a birth announcement which should include the following information:

                         
                           

                          Name of element (Give your element a first name) 

                                          (show the proper pronunciation)                   

          Nickname of element (Symbol)

    Birth date (date element was discovered)

    Birth weight (atomic mass)

    Birth height (atomic number)

    Race (type of element - metal, nonmetal....?)

    Attending physician (Discoverer)

    Gender (state of matter at room temperature)

    Place of birth (country of discovery)

    Personality (emotions: boiling point and melting point)

       Page 2: Picture #1 of element 

    Picture of Bohr model of element, labeled (include all parts of the atom)

        Page 3: Picture #2 of element 

Picture of element should be drawn as follows: 

  carbon man(Example- Carbon)

      Use the # of protons to make the body  

        

          the # of neutrons are the # of legs

 

          the # of electrons are the # of arms

 

                                    the atomic # is the head:

 

       Note - check your element carefully for its numbers!!!!!


          Page 4: Family portrait

    Draw  similar pictures of all the family (group) members as on page 3 - be sure to label each with their name.

Address of element

(period + discoverer's last name + Drive/Lane/Circle/Court/Road/Way/Avenue - pick one)

        Page 5: Career

                           What your element will be when it grows up -

                                (what its uses are, what compounds it tends to to form)

        Page 6: Your choice

    What ever you want to create about your element - Be creative - See your teacher if you need help. 


Option B: Scrap Book     Trophy

   Once you have been assigned an element, create a scrapbook of your little star with the following information:

      Cover: (well decorated)

    A picture of your element (whatever form it is most commonly found)

    A title 

    The name of the element

    The names of the proud "coaches" (student team members' names)

    Inside:

          Page 1 - title page which should include the following information:

           Name of element (Give your element a first name)

                                     (show the proper pronunciation)     

           Nickname of element (Symbol)

    Birth date (date element was discovered)

    Competition weight (atomic mass)

    Competition height (atomic number)

    Position played (type of element - metal, nonmetal....?)

    Recruiter/Talent Scout (Discoverer)

    Gender (state of matter at room temperature)

    Olympic Country represented (country of discovery)

    Statistics (boiling point and melting point)

           Page 2: Picture #1 of element 

    Picture of Bohr model of element, labeled (include all parts of the atom)

          Page 3: Picture #2 of element

    Picture of element should be drawn as follows:

  (Example- Carbon)Carbon man 

      Use the # of protons to make the body  

        

          the # of neutrons are the # of legs

 

          the # of electrons are the # of arms

 

           the atomic # is the head

 

 

       Note - check your element carefully for its numbers!!!

        Page 4: Team portrait

    Draw pictures of all the team (group) members as on page 3 - be sure to label each with their name.

Address of element:

(period + discoverer's last name + Drive/Lane/Circle/Court/Road/Way/Avenue - pick one)

       Page 5: Career

                             What your element will be when it grows up - (what its uses are, what compounds it tends to to form)

       Page 6: Your choice

    What ever you want to create about your element - Be creative - See your teacher if you need help.

THE FINAL STEP !

Once your book is completed, bring it to the teacher to be bound.  Remember, all members of your group must be able to explain all of the information in your book. We will have a gallery walk to collect information about all of the periods and groups of the Periodic Table before your final test.


Cricket  

Practice Fun and Games!

These games can help you practice your new information - Ready for your test?

http://www.quia.com/mc/3996.html - Matching formulas game

http://www.ilpi.com/genchem/instantquiz.html - Fill in the chart challenge - How many can you remember?

http://education.jlab.org/beamsactivity/6thgrade/elementbingo/index.html - Element Bingo game - learn All the symbols while you play!

http://education.jlab.org/beamsactivity/6thgrade/elementwordsearch/index.html  - Word search of the Elements

http://education.jlab.org/elementhangman/index.html - Element Hangman

http://education.jlab.org/elementconcentration/index.html - Element Concentration - How good is your memory?

http://www.creative-chemistry.org.uk/funstuff/jigsaw/table.htm - jigsaw game

http://www.creative-chemistry.org.uk/funstuff/breakout/breakout.htm - break out game


ASSESSMENT/GRADING RUBRIC

 The Periodic Table Webquest - The Final Task

CATEGORY

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Content - Accuracy

All facts in the book are accurate.

99-90% of the facts in the book are accurate.

89-80% of the facts in the book are accurate.

Fewer than 80% of the facts in the book are accurate.

Attractiveness & Organization

The book has exceptionally attractive formatting and well-organized information.

The book has attractive formatting and well-organized information.

The book has well-organized information.

The book's formatting and organization of material are confusing to the reader.

Writing - Vocabulary

The authors correctly use several new words and define words unfamiliar to the reader.

The authors correctly use a few new words and define words unfamiliar to the reader.

The authors try to use some new vocabulary, but may use 1-2 words incorrectly.

The authors do not incorporate new vocabulary.

Knowledge Gained

All students in the group can accurately answer all questions related to facts in the book and to technical processes used to create the brochure.

All students in the group can accurately answer most questions related to facts in the book and to technical processes used to create the brochure.

Most students in the group can accurately answer most questions related to facts in the book and to technical processes used to create the brochure.

Several students in the group appear to have little knowledge about the facts or technical processes used in the book.

Creativity

Project reflects a exceptional degree of student creativity in their creation and/or display.

Project reflects some degree of student creativity in their creation and/or display.

The project reflects elements which are made by the student, but are based on the designs or ideas of others.

The project reflects little or no creativity.

Required elements

The project includes all required elements as well as additional information.

All required elements are included in the project.

All but 1 of the required elements are included in the project.

Several required elements were missing.

Use of class time

Used time well during each class period. Focused on getting the project done. Never distracted others.

Used time well during each class period. Usually focused on getting the project done and never distracted others.

Used some of the time well during each class period. There was some focus on getting the project done but occasionally distracted others

Did not use class time to focus on the project OR often distracted others.

   

CONCLUSION

When you have completed this quest, you will be an expert on the Periodic Table. You will have a good understanding of the structure of the atom and how it is related to the Periodic Table.



 

Historian Scavenger Hunt:      Dimitri.jpg (9014 bytes)          Printer Friendly Version

Find the answers to the following questions:

 

1. Who is the man in the picture?

    When and where was he born? 

    How many children were in his family? 

     What place is he in the birth order? 

2. Why is he important to the Periodic Table?

 

3. What is the name of the other man who was important in developing the first periodic tables in 1869?

 

4. Why was it necessary to create a periodic table?

 

5. What property was Mendeleyev's table was based on?              

 

6. What two properties are the modern periodic table based on?

 

7. The table is called the periodic table because

 

8. Mendeleyev's table was arranged in rows, called ________, and columns called ________.   Elements of each ________ had similar properties.

 

9. Why did Mendeleyev leave gaps in his periodic table? 

 

 

10. Were his predictions correct?

 


 Architect Scavenger Hunt         Paper plane man                    Printer Friendly Version

Find the answers to the following questions:

1. Why are elements placed in specific places on the Periodic Table?

 

2. A _____________ is a set of elements that run from left to right.

3. Every element in the first period has _____ shell for its __________.  Every element in the second period has _____ shells for its __________. How many shells will the third period have?

4. Groups are _______ that run from top to bottom.

5. The elements of a group have the same number of _____ in their _____ shell.

6. Every element in group one has _____ electron in its outer shell.   Every element in group two has _____ electrons in its outer shell. How many electrons will the elements in the seventh group have?

7. The element that can act like it belongs to two groups is _________________. Why?

 

8. The elements that have full shells are at the ___ of the chart. They are called _______ elements because they do/don't  ______________ with other elements.


Psychologist Scavenger Hunt     Psychologist                   Printer Friendly Version

1. What are the names of the trends in the Periodic chart?

a. d. g.
b. e. h.
c. f. i.

2.   Answer the following questions about Alkali Metals:

 a.  What is the group number? ______

    b.  Are these metals reactive? ______

    c.  Do these metals occur freely in nature? _____

    d.  How many electrons are in their outer shell? _____

    e.  What are the three characteristics of ALL metals? ____________________

    f.  Are these metals soft or hard? __________

    g.  Name the two most reactive elements in this group? ________ and ________

    h.  What happens when they are exposed to water? ____________________

 

3. Answer the following questions about Alkali Earth Metals:

    a.  What is the group number? ______

    b.  Are these metals reactive? ______

    c.  Do these metals occur freely in nature? _____

    d.  How many electrons are in their outer shell? (Hint: it's the same as their oxidation

        number or group number.) ___________

4. Answer the following questions about Transition Metals:

    a.  How many elements are in this group? ______

    b.  What are the group numbers? ______ through ______

    c.  What are valence electrons? _______________________________

    d.  Because the valence electrons are present in more that one __________  transition metals often exhibit several       common ___________________.

    e.  Name the three elements in this family that produce a magnetic field.

        __________, __________, and ___________.

5. Answer the following questions about other Metals:

    a.  How many elements are in this group? ______

    b.  What are the group numbers? ______ through ______

    c.  How are these other metals similar to the transition metals? _______________

    d.  How are these other metals different to the transition metals?_____________

        ___________________________________________________________

    e.  List three physical properties of these other metals. 

6. Answer the following questions about Metalloids :

    a. Metalloids have properties of both __________ and __________.

    b.  Define semiconductor. _________________________________________

    c.  Name two metalloids that are semi-conductors. __________ and __________

    d.  This property makes metalloids useful in __________ and __________.

7. Answer the following questions about Nonmetals:

    a.  What are the group numbers?  __________ through __________

    b.  List four characteristics of ALL nonmetals. __________________________

        __________________________________________________________

    c.  What two states of matter do nonmetals exist in at room temperature?

        _______ and _______

 
   d.  The nonmetals have no _______________ and do not _______________.

8.Answer the following questions about Halogens:

    a.  What is the halogen group number? _____

    b.  Are halogens metals or nonmetals? __________

    c.  The term "halogen" means __________ and compounds containing halogens are called ________.

    d.  How many electrons are in their outer shell? __________

    e.   What states of matter do halogens exist in at room temperature? ___________

9. Answer the following questions about Noble Gases:

    a.  What is the group number? _____

    b.  Why were these gases considered to be inert or stable? _________________

        ___________________________________________________________

    c.  What is another name for this group? _____

10. Answer the following questions about Rare Earth Elements:

    a. List the Lanthanide and Actinide elements:

    b.  How many Rare Earth elements are there? _____

    c.  Define trans-uranium. __________________________________________

    d.  The Rare Earth metals are found in group _____ and periods _____ and _____.

 

 


Surgeon's Scavenger Hunt:     Doctor                          Printer Friendly Version 

1. What are the three main parts of the atom and where are they found?

 

2. W hen you look at the box on the Periodic Table, how can you find out how many electrons/protons the element has?

 

3. How do you know the atomic mass and how does that help you find the number of neutrons?

 

4. What is a Bohr model?

 

5. What are valence electrons, where do they go and how many can each one hold?

 

6. How does the Bohr model of the atom relate to the Periodic Table?


This page written by 

Becky DeLameter, 

Science Teacher/Walkersville High School, 

rebecca.delameter@fcps.org

Last updated - April 19, 2007.