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Elements and The Periodic Table

Kit #109S
Elements and The Periodic Table

This kit contains two activities. In Activity 1, students compare pre-selected data on physical and chemical properties of 14 elements and sort the elements into groups based on common properties. They then compare their classifications with groups - or families - of elements as defined by scientists. In Activity 2, students are introduced to the Periodic Table of the Elements and read about its history and organization. The reading introduces the difference between elements and compounds as well as atoms, molecules, and chemical formulas.

Details at a Glance

  • 2-3 Days | 2-3 ~50 minute class periods
  • 2 Activities
  • Accommodates unlimited classes, each with 12 groups of 2 students
  • Meets our criteria for supporting literacy
  • All materials are non-consumable
  • Includes digital resources
  • Developed in partnership with SEPUP

Complete Kit Equipment Package

Elements and The Periodic Table (Developed by SEPUP)

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Scientific Concepts

•Elements do not break down under ordinary laboratory reactions involving such treatments as heating, exposure to electrical current, or reaction with acids.
•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.
•Students develop descriptions based on evidence.
•Studying Mendeleev provides insights into scientific inquiry and the nature of science. 

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

Kit Components

  • 12 sets of 4 LAB-AIDS® Element Family Cards
  • 12 sets of 14 LAB-AIDS® Element Cards
  • 12 Periodic Tables of the Elements
  • 1 Teacher’s Guide
  • 28 Student Activity Worksheets and Guides
  • Not included and needed for instruction: Half-sheets of paper of various colors.

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