Atomic Structure and Chemical Interactions
This activity extends student understanding of the arrangement of the Periodic Table of Elements. Clearly illustrated cards allow students to view important attributes of atoms of selected elements and to famil- iarize themselves with diagrams of atoms and the relationships of the diagrams to the physical attributes. Using the planetary models on the cards to visualize the number of valence electrons, students discover that the column of the Periodic Table (chemical family) that the element is placed in is related to the element’s number of outer shell electrons. They also discover that the row of the Periodic Table in which the element is placed is related to the element’s total number of electron shells and that the total number of electrons in the outer shell of a chemical compound is a multiple of eight.
Details at a Glance
- 1 Day | 1 ~50 minute class period
- 1 Activity
- Accommodates unlimited classes, each with 12 groups of 2 students
- Meets our criteria for supporting literacy
- All materials are non-consumable
• There are more than 115 chemical elements that combine in a multitude of ways to produce compounds with different characteristic properties.
• Elements have characteristic physical and chemical properties. Substances often are placed in categories or groups if they react in similar ways; metals are an example of such a group.
Guides & Student Sheets
Our kits and modules provide you with everything you need so you can open, review, and teach the material confidently the next day.
- Full downloadable Teacher Guide with background information, detailed instruction, example data and answers
- Downloadable Student Sheets with age appropriate background information, full procedure(s), and analysis questions
- All materials necessary to carry out the investigation
- Safety Data Sheets
- 1 Teacher’s Guide
- 28 Student Worksheet and Guides
- 12 Sets of 12 Atomic Structure Cards