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Ch 3: Periodic Table Lesson Plans & Activities

About This Chapter

Teach the periodic table to your students with confidence and ease using the resources in this informative teacher resource chapter. You can review this chapter, which has been designed by teachers specifically for teachers, on any computer or mobile device 24/7.

Periodic Table Lesson Plans & Activities - Chapter Summary

If you're looking for new ideas on teaching the periodic table to your chemistry students, this engaging teacher resource chapter is for you. Here we've included lesson plans on the table and its elements and groups, as well as project, activity and game suggestions that make the periodic table come to life. These tools are ready to be implemented as-is into your curriculum.

How It Helps

  • Meets educational standards: Because this chapter was written by experienced instructors, when you utilize these resources you'll have confidence knowing everything you teach about the periodic table meets educational requirements.
  • Promotes engagement: Rather than just learning or reading about the periodic table, your students will be able to interact with these concepts using activities and games designed to promote retention and comprehension.
  • Saves your time: As a resource on teaching the periodic table that's ready to be used with minimum modification, the lesson plans and tools included in this chapter will help streamline your planning time.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan resources with relevant tools to make planning lessons about the periodic table easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for the topics on the periodic table you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your chemistry class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related lessons about the periodic table with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important concepts about the periodic table from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant periodic table-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

8 Lessons in Chapter 3: Periodic Table Lesson Plans & Activities
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.

Periodic Table Activities & Games

2. Periodic Table Activities & Games

Learning about periodic tables doesn't sound particularly exciting, until now! This series of games and activities is designed to teach students about periodic tables in a fun, hands-on way that will enhance any chemistry course.

Periodic Table Projects for Middle School

3. Periodic Table Projects for Middle School

Learning about the periodic table is easier and more fun in project form. Here are some ideas for periodic table projects that are appropriate for middle school.

Elements Lesson Plan

4. Elements Lesson Plan

We are absolutely dependent on elements for our very being. Your students will learn about the elements as they are entertained by an educational video, meet different elements, and take a quiz.

Properties of Elements Activities for Middle School

5. Properties of Elements Activities for Middle School

Do you need some fun, interactive activities to help students understand the properties of elements? These activities are geared towards middle school students and can be used alongside textbook lessons or as standalone lessons.

Types of Elements Activities for Middle School

6. Types of Elements Activities for Middle School

Teaching students about the types of elements on the periodic table doesn't have to be dull. You can use it as an opportunity for students to apply their inquiry skills and creativity.

Periodic Table Lesson Plan

7. Periodic Table Lesson Plan

Use Study.com's video lesson on the Periodic Table to introduce how elements are organized and allow students to explore how they would create their own periodic table. By the end of the lesson, students should understand that elements are organized based on similar properties.

Elements and Compounds Lesson Plan

8. Elements and Compounds Lesson Plan

This lesson plan is for high school chemistry and intended to help their students understand the difference between elements and compounds. Through these activities, students will learn to distinguish molecules, compounds, and mixtures.

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