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Ch 10: TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: The Periodic Table

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This series of short, entertaining videos on the periodic table is a great resource for educators preparing for the TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12 certification assessment. Video transcripts are also provided for those who prefer to study text.

TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: The Periodic Table - Chapter Summary

This chapter uses fun, quick video lessons to demonstrate concepts related to the periodic table so that you can confidently answer relevant questions during the TExMaT Master Science Teacher assessment. As you explore the content, you will cover:

  • Organization of the periodic table
  • Properties of groups within the table
  • Ionic radii and ionization energy
  • Electronegativity and metallic properties
  • Transition and main group metals

Don't skip out on the lesson quizzes, which provide you with a valuable opportunity to practice using the periodic table and evaluate your exam-readiness. If you get stuck on a quiz question or are confused by a lesson, make sure to ask our instructors for guidance.

Objectives of the TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: The Periodic Table Chapter

This chapter is a great toolbox for studying the periodic table in preparation for the TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12 certification exam. Appealing videos make review fun and interesting, and quizzes show you the TExMaT exam format. The five-hour assessment includes 90 multiple-choice questions and one case study task.

The exam covers six content domains that Texas science educators are expected to have mastered. They account for the following percentages of your exam score: the nature and history of science, scientific inquiry, and safety (18%); the classroom environment, mentoring and shared leadership (14%); Earth and space science (18%); physical science (18%); life science (18%); and alignment, integration, instruction and assessment (14%).

7 Lessons in Chapter 10: TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: The Periodic Table
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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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