Grade Level: Grade 6
Standards: Florida Standards
HS-PS1-1. Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms.
HS-PS1-2. Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.
MS-PS1-1. Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.
Teach your students about the periodic table of elements with this periodic table challenge. Plus, there's a bonus question to test for understanding.
Learn more by downloading the activity plan above.
Classification of Chemicals: Elements, Compounds and Mixtures
In the Classification of Chemicals: Elements, Compounds and Mixtures kit, students perform three labs to learn about chemical classification.
Families of Elements Lab Activity
Students are introduced to families (groups) within the periodic table that have the same number of electrons in their outer energy orbitals. Tests are conducted to determine if those elements have similar chemical activity.
Ward's Chemistry Periodic Table Puzzle
A beautiful set of hardwood cubes with information about the 118 elements on each face of each cube, this Periodic Puzzle is an engaging teaching tool as well as a visually interesting classroom or lab display.