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Periodic Table Trends Project

The periodic table can be a confusing thing, but there are numerous trends that can help you to gain a better understanding of the different elements and how they are arranged on the table itself. In this project, students will use Google Scholar to research and present on an element off the assigned list of elements off the periodic table. Students will then create a drawing on Google Drive with the information to present to the class and then use the drawings collectively to help figure out trends throughout the table. NETs standards addressed: Creativity and Innovation o Create original works as a means of personal or group expression o Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues o Identify trends and forecast possibilities Research and Information Fluency o Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media o Evaluate and select information sources and digital tolls based on the appropriateness to specific tasks Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making o Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions At the end of the projects, students will understand the following (and most importantly, WHY): The ionic charge depends on its group (G1: +, G2: 2+etc) As you move left and down the table, the metallic character of the elements increases As you move left and down the table, the atomic radius of the elements increases As you move right and up the table, the electronegativity of the elements increases As you move left to right, the reactivity of the elements decreases; as you move up to down, the reactivity increases As you move down a group in the periodic table, density increases If students seem to be grasping the concepts, add in: Melting point increases from left to right, except for the middle In metals going down the group decreases the melting and boiling points In non-metals going down the group increases the melting and boiling points Information to include on the Google Drawing: Name of your element (and abbreviation) Group and Period number Atomic number Molecular mass # of protons, neutrons and electrons Most common physical state

Boiling point Melting point/Freezing point Is it a metal, non-metal, transition metal, etc. Electronegativity Density

A list of references used needs to be handed in the day of presentations. List of elements to choose from: 1. Hydrogen 2. Helium 3. Boron 4. Sulfur 5. Potassium 6. Calcium 7. Manganese 8. Krypton 9. Silver 10. Francium 11. Arsenic 12. Lead 13. Iodine 14. Radon 15. Mercury 16. Phosphorus 17. Titanium 18. Platinum 19. Gold 20. Iron 21. Nickel 22. Zinc 23. Tungsten 24. Barium 25. Aluminum 26. Xenon 27. Selenium 28. Antimony 29. Tin 30. Gallium

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