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Ch 51: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: The Periodic Table

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Strengthen your knowledge of the periodic table by exploring short videos as you study for the MTEL Mathematics/Science (Middle School) assessment. You can revisit valence electrons, ionization energy, electronegativity and more.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: The Periodic Table - Chapter Summary

If you haven't reviewed the periodic table in months or years, the lessons in this chapter are perfect for you. Gain greater insight into the subject area so you're prepared to answer questions on the MTEL assessment that address:

  • Understanding the properties and periods of the periodic table
  • Exploring valence electrons and energy levels of atoms
  • Analyzing ionization energy and electronegativity
  • Examining the diagonal relationship, metallic character and boiling point
  • Differentiating between transition metals and main group elements

Instructors present the lessons in an engaging manner that keeps you interested as you study for the exam. Use the lessons to create or add to a study guide that addresses topics covered on the test.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: The Periodic Table Objectives

This Periodic Table chapter explores topics found in the chemistry subarea of the MTEL Mathematics/Science (Middle School) assessment, which constitutes about 8% of the total test. To ensure you're ready to address this subarea, which is found in the multiple-choice section, explore the lessons, then test what you've learned with self-assessment quizzes. A chapter exam is also available to reinforce lesson concepts.

The MTEL assessment gauges your comprehension of a variety of math and science topics to make sure you have the knowledge needed to teach these subjects to middle school students in Massachusetts. The test consists of 100 multiple-choice questions and two open-response assignments. To pass, you must earn a minimum score of 240.

7 Lessons in Chapter 51: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: The Periodic Table
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Periodic Table: Properties of Groups and Periods

1. 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.

Valence Electrons and Energy Levels of Atoms of Elements

2. Valence Electrons and Energy Levels of Atoms of Elements

The periodic table contains a wealth of information. This lesson will explain how to use it to quickly determine the most useful information about the most important electrons. We will be focusing our discussion on valence electrons and energy levels.

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

3. 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.

Ionization Energy: Trends Among Groups and Periods of the Periodic Table

4. Ionization Energy: Trends Among Groups and Periods of the Periodic Table

Do you know someone who has undergone radiation as a form of cancer treatment? Have you ever thought about why X-rays have health risks? Watch the video to find out what these types of radiation are really doing to atoms, define ionization energy and identify ionization trends on the periodic table.

Electronegativity: Trends Among Groups and Periods of the Periodic Table

5. Electronegativity: Trends Among Groups and Periods of the Periodic Table

How is fluorine like a child that doesn't share his or her toys? Find out in this video on electronegativity where we will discuss group and periodic trends among the elements.

The Diagonal Relationship, Metallic Character, and Boiling Point

6. The Diagonal Relationship, Metallic Character, and Boiling Point

What may have once seemed like a bunch of random squares with letters in them is now shaping up to be one very organized chemistry reference. In this lesson you will discover three other trends that are found on the periodic table: the diagonal relationship, trends in metallic character, and trends in boiling point.

Transition Metals vs. Main Group Elements: Properties and Differences

7. Transition Metals vs. Main Group Elements: Properties and Differences

Which is better: to be steadfast and consistent or to be a colorful chameleon? This lesson compares and contrasts the main group elements and the transition metals. Then make your own decision!

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