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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.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Overview of the periodic table|
|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|
|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 point||Other trends on the periodic table|
|Friday||Transition metals vs. main group elements||Properties, differences and similarities|
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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