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Ch 17: Glencoe Physical Science Chapter 17: Properties of Atoms and the Periodic Table

About This Chapter

The Properties of Atoms and the Periodic Table chapter of this Glencoe Physical Science Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with atomic properties and the periodic table. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Properties of Atoms and the Periodic Table textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe Properties of Atoms and the Periodic Table chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the topics on properties of atoms and the periodic table that you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Subunits that make up atoms
  • Who the scientists behind early atomic theory were
  • The electron cloud theory and model
  • The difference between atomic number and mass number
  • Isotopes of elements
  • How to use the periodic table
  • The group and periodic trends of the periodic table

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6 Lessons in Chapter 17: Glencoe Physical Science Chapter 17: Properties of Atoms and the Periodic Table
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The Atom

1. The Atom

Tune into this lesson to find out what matters about matter. What exactly is an atom? And, how do the atoms that make up the elements in the periodic table differ from one another?

Early Atomic Theory: Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford and Millikan

2. Early Atomic Theory: Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford and Millikan

Imagine firing a bullet at a piece of tissue paper and having it bounce back at you! You would probably be just as surprised as Rutherford when he discovered the nucleus. In this lesson, we are going to travel back in time and discuss some of the major discoveries in the history of the atom.

Atomic Number and Mass Number

3. Atomic Number and Mass Number

Atoms are the basic building blocks of everything around you. In order to really understand how atoms combine to form molecules, it's necessary to be familiar with their structure. In this lesson, we'll dissect atoms so we can see just what really goes into those little building blocks of matter.

Isotopes and Average Atomic Mass

4. Isotopes and Average Atomic Mass

When you drink a glass of water, you are actually drinking a combination of heavy water and light water. What's the difference? Is it harmful? This video will explain the difference between the two types of water and go into detail on the significance of the different isotopes of elements.

The Periodic Table: Properties of Groups and Periods

5. The Periodic Table: Properties of Groups and Periods

How is the periodic table like the map you used on your last road trip? In this lesson, you will be introduced to the periodic table, the road map of chemists. We will discuss how the elements are organized and how you can use this organization to identify some of their major physical properties.

Atomic and Ionic Radii: Trends Among Groups and Periods of the Periodic Table

6. Atomic and Ionic Radii: Trends Among Groups and Periods of the Periodic Table

Atoms are VERY tiny. How do we measure their size? This lesson will explain how the size of an atom is measured and teach you how to predict the relative size of an atom based on where it is located on the periodic table.

Chapter Practice Exam
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