Science Activity
#3 - The Periodic Table of Elements
All experiments must be done in the presence of a parent or teacher.
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Procedure
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Observations
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Summary
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WWW Links

Ideas to be Developed
The periodic table is the most important chemistry reference there is. It arranges all the known elements in an informative array.

Key Words

atom- the smallest particle of a chemical element that can take part in a chemical reaction.

nucleus- The nucleus is made up of positively charged particles called protons, and neutral particles called neutrons.

protons- a stable elementary particle with a positive electric charge.

electrons- a stable subatomic (smaller than an atom) particle with a charge of negative electricity.

chemical bonding- a strong force ofattraction holding atoms together in a molecule or crystal.


Materials Required

periodic table of elements

crossword puzzle


Procedure
DEMONSTRATION -
1. Use the search feature to help with the crossword puzzle. Demonstrate strategies of typing in good keywords from the clues.

Observations
Examine the periodic table and take note of some of the things you notice about this table.

Summary

Questions

1. Click here for the crossword puzzle. Complete and include in your science lab book.

2. What is the atomic weight of Boron?

3. What is something that uses the element Ca? Al?

4. What is the atomic symbol for sodium? In what common household product will you find sodium?

5. Who proposed the first periodic table?


WWW Links

BCIT Resource Centre (note: this is an excellent resource for more information on chemistry)

Information on the Periodic Table

Information on atoms

 


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