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I previously posted about The Periodic Table on 02/23/2014. This post contains a blank Periodic Table form that is useful for teaching about features on the table and trends.
One activity that is useful for learning Periodic Table Trends can be a paper/pencil and ruler lab. It can be useful as a “discovery” lab which is later reinforced by classroom lecture. In an effort to reduce paper usage, most of the resources listed below are 2 pages.
Here is a lab requiring graph paper and colored pencils:
This lab contains simple pages of axes and necessary values to graph the trends in the Periodic Table.
This activity requires Internet access to look up the Periodic Table values; perhaps it could be a Homework or Extra Credit assignment:
Here is another Internet-based lab to get information about Periodic Table trends:
This is a “mini-lab” focusing on atomic radius and ionization energy:
Finally, here is an Internet activity quizzing students on trends using a Periodic Table as a reference:
This Blog contains several entries that would be helpful to your chemistry classroom. Remember, you can check out the Topic List to help you to find past Blog entries.
The lab book Chemistry on a Budget is very useful to your Chemistry classroom with labs and class article ideas.
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