Periodic Table Webquest
TASK You and a group of scientists are trying to discover which element on the Periodic Table of Elements is the "best" element for Sustainable Development. You are to find the element that can still be developed and allow people to still live comfortably. You have to protect the environment by looking out for the environmental needs. You are to research the periodic table for the best element. Then you are going to pick the "best" element from the periodic table that could be used for Sustainable Development. You will create a Power Point presentation to present your groups recommendation . You will thoroughly research elements before deciding upon which one you feel is the very best element. You will follow the steps below to make your choice.
Get Busy and have some fun.
In completing this WebQuest you will be addressing the following goals and objectives:
Goals and objectives:
Students will be able to use the technology to do the following:
1. identify elements
2. describe the structure of an atom
3. describe how the periodic table is arranged and the history of the table
4. identify chemical and physical properties of elements
5. perform internet- based research and apply research and knowledge acquired to the development of a PowerPoint presentation on an element of their choice.
6. keep a journal of all your information to be use with your final product.
1. Access the home page of the Periodic Adventure website at Chemical Elements,
Periodic Table of Elements, Periodic Table, or The Photographic Periodic Table are also sites you can view.
Become familiar with the elements that interest you the most and research to find information about those elements.
2. Write a one page journal entry on:
What is the Periodic Table of Elements?
Why do we need it?
How is it organized?
Days 2 and 3
1. Students will read the biographical information on D. Mendeleev, father of the periodic table.
Properties of Matter Science book pp.195-196. World Books 'M'.
Read the article in your Science Book on Mendeleev and any other printed material you can find.
Students will then go to the link that shows the first periodic table. D. Mendeleev,
The Periodic Table, Timeline, History of Periodic Table, and Wikipedia. are also sites that contain information on Mendeleev.
2. After reading the biographical information and looking at the first periodic table, and other sites, students will write a one-page journal entry about Mendeleev.
Use the 5 w's and 1 h form:
Who created the Periodic Table of Elements?
What did he create?
Where did he do it?
When did he do it?
Why did he do it?
How did he do it?
Remember it needs to be a full page, with introduction, body, and conclusion. All the information needs to be connected to Dmitri Mendeleev and the Periodic Table.
1. Students will view the video, 'The Periodic Table' and 'The Power of the Periodic Table'. Take notes in your journals.
2. After the video students may return to any of the information from Days 1 - 3. Make sure you have your journal entry on Mendeleev corrected if you need to and turn it back in..
Days 5 and 6
1. Students will study the parts of the atom. Atoms,
(Remember you are studying Atoms in this section, there is a lot of other information, focus on Atoms.) Basic Atom definitions
2. Students will study the information and then self assess them for immediate feedback by clicking on the Quiz
This quiz will give immediate feedback. More Difficult Quiz
3. Go to the "Atoms Family" tab and veiw the powerpoint presentation. Complete the "Atoms Family--Atomic Math Challenge at the end of the powerpoint in your journal.
4. Watch the video on 'Atoms and Molecules' Take notes in your journals.
Keep writing in your journal about your findings.
1. Organization of the Periodic Table will be addressed next.
Students will discover that the table is organized into vertical columns called groups or families and rows called periods.
They will discover the trends that run in periods and families.
Students will also learn what information's contained in each block of the periodic table.
Students then follow different links to web pages designed to help students memorize names and symbols of common elements.
Chem 4 Kids (Now you can explore the rest of the site.)
1. Students need the explore the Periodic Table sites they explored on Day 1.
Periodic Table linked to Wikipedia, Chemical Elements, Periodic Table, The Photographic Periodic Table,
Periodic Table of Elements
The group needs to choose which element they would like to do their PowerPoint presentation on.
They need to go to each site and takes notes on the information that will be needed to complete their PowerPoint.
Don't forget to write in your journals.
Day 9 and 10
1. You must now decide exactly which element is the BEST element and prepare your PowerPoint presentation.
2. Make a plan in your journal on your page layout and the important information that you need to include in your presentation.
3. Mrs. Hanyes and Mrs. Michael have shown you how to create a PowerPoint in Library.
You will need to use what you learned in that lesson to help you as you work on your presentation.
Remember to refer back to the Checklist and the Rubric as you work, this is how your PowerPoint will be evaluated.
You may also refer to the Help Page for a review on PowerPoint presentation.
How to make a PowerPoint, is the directions from Mrs. Haynes and Mrs. Michael.
Does your PowerPoint include:
History of the Element
Uses for the Element
How could it still be developed and people still live comfortably?
How can it balance the quality of life and the quality of the environment?
Conclusion--Why is your Element the "Best'?
(Can also add diagrams and/or pictures to the pages.)
Days 11 and 12
1. The activity will end with students presenting their groups PowerPoint presentation to the class via the Smart Board.
Periodic Table Chemistry Terms and information on the Periodic Table
Periodic Table Another fun Periodic Table
Element Games Remember for now focus on the Elements Games.
Periodic Table Click on an elemeent and it will link you to the Wikipedia article on that element.
Web Elements Click on an element it will link you to a short discription with pictures and has a microphone you can click and it will tell you additional information about that element.
Element Game FunBrain Periodic Table Game, different levels of difficulty, you need to know something about the periodic table to be successful at this game.
The Periodic Table Quiz Self checking questions about the Periodic Table.
Jefferson Lab School Science Games
1. Your journal entries must be turned in and will be graded for content and mechanics.
2. On-line Quiz results will help you gain more knowledge about Atoms.
3. Guideline Checklist for PowerPoint will help you keep track of what you need to do..
4. PowerPoint presentations will be graded according to the PowerPoint rubric you were given.
Reflections on the Process:
What did you learn, reflect about these questions in your Science Journal
1. How did the technology help me?
2. What did I learn by using technology that I would not have learned from my textbook?
3. Where else could I apply this technology?
4. Was the technology truly useful?