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Ch 6: The Periodic Table Lesson Plans

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The Periodic Table chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the specifics of this listing of elements in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Periodic Table chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
MondayOverview of the periodic table
Electron shell
A look at how the table is organized into periods and groups and what the arrangement shows about the properties of the elements
Description of the electron shell, energy level, Noble gases, valence electrons
Tuesday Valence electrons and energy levels
Atomic and ionic radii
What an element's location on the periodic table says about its valence electrons and energy levels
Definition of ionic radii and trends that are depicted by movement up and down in the same group on the periodic table
Wednesday Ionization energy
Electronegativity
Definition of ionization energy and the trend shown when moving sideways in a period and from top to bottom in a group
Definition of electronegativity and the trend depicted by moving up and down in a group on the table or side to side in a period
Thursday Diagonal relationship, metallic character and boiling pointOther trends on the periodic table
Friday Transition metals vs. main group elementsProperties, differences and similarities

11 Lessons in Chapter 6: The Periodic Table Lesson Plans
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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.

Periodic Table Lesson Plan

2. 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.

Periodic Table Activities & Games

3. 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.

The Electron Shell

4. The Electron Shell

You may be familiar with the role of electrons in electrical devices, but did you know that electrons also determine the chemical reactivity of everything around you?

Valence Electrons and Energy Levels of Atoms of Elements

5. 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.

Valence Electron Lesson Plan

6. Valence Electron Lesson Plan

Each element in our world has its own unique electron configuration and number of valence of electrons. Your students will gain a solid understanding of valence electrons as they watch a video, create electron configuration books, and take a quiz.

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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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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