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Elements, Atoms and the Periodic Table

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PART 3  Atoms, Elements, Molecules and Compounds and The Periodic Table

  Student Activities
Success Criteria:  Students Should be able to


Introduction to the periodic table


Friday Oct 26



Introduction to metals, nonmetals and metalloids


Challenge Memorize all the elements on the periodic table.


Fun with Elements: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmwlzwGMMwc&NR=1
The element song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFIvXVMbII0
The New element song:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUDDiWtFtEM

Periodic Table




-use the following terms associated with the periodic table; family, metals, nonmetals, metalloids


-identify the type of element and their state

-identify the symbol and name of elements


Density of Elements

Mon Oct 29

Characteristics of Metals


Lab:Identifying metals based on their Density



1. Rank the metals based on their densities. Use this ranking to determine which metal is which.  Al 2.7g/cm3

Fe 7.87 g/cm3    Brass 8.73g/cm3  Cu 8.9 g/cm3

2. Calculate the density of each metal. Determine which metal is which.

3.a)  Calculate your percent accuracy.

Read 5.6 p 192-193  Q 3-10 & 12 p 198

b) Provide explanations for the inaccuracy based on possible experimental errors.


Extra: Watch the following tutorials on Density. 
What is the significance of the Gold Crown?  How was density used to solve the king's problem?
Solving Density problems


-calculate density

-use displacement method to determine the volume of an object.

Introduction to the design of the Periodic Table


Tues Oct 30

Wed Oct 31

Activity:  Elements From the Planet Titan activity


Read p 211-214

Do Q 8&9 p215




-describe how the periodic table was designed
-utilize graphing skills
-analyze trends on the periodic table including mass, density and melting point
-describe who Mendleev is and what he did

be familiar with chemical symbols for elements
-use group and period numbers to find elements
-describe the differences between metals, nonmetals and metalloids


Periodic Table


Thurs Nov 1

Review the following Notes on the  periodic table.pdf  


Patterns on the Periodic table


Read 6.4 p 220-224 Q 1-11 p 225



Worksheet on elements

-describe who Mendleev is and what he did

-use the following terms associated with the periodic table; period, group, family, metals, nonmetals, metalloids, alkali metals, alkali earth metals, halogens, noble gases.


-identify the type of element and their state

-identify the symbol and name of elements


-identify the common uses of various elements

Mon Nov 5

Lab:  Properties of metals and nonmetals


Students will compare the physical and chemical properties of zinc, magnesium and carbon.


Use the following to see the lab if you are away




1. Identify each element as a metal or nonmetal.

2. What characteristics do metals share in common?

3.How do these characteristics relate to their use?


Tues Nov 6

Lab:  Properties of Hydrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide


Use the following to see the lab if you are away




1.  What reactions produced which gas?

2.  What are the signs that chemical change is taking place in each part of the investigation?

3. What are the chemical properties of Hydrogen, Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide?

4.  What are some practical uses of these three gases based on their properties?




Wed Nov 7



Tutorial:  Bohr-Rutherford models of the atom


Notes on: Atoms.pdf


-describe the parts of the atom including electron, proton, neutron, nucleus, energy shells
-draw Bohr Rutherford Diagrams for any of first 20 elements

-determine the number of electrons, protons and neutrons in any atom

Atom's continued

Thurs Nov 8

1.Watch Video: Atoms and their Electrons



2. Text Reference  Read 6.7 p 234-239 

Q 1-10 p 240

Read p 241-244

Questions 1-6 p 244 


Atom's Continued


Friday Nov 9


Tutorial:  Identifying trends in atomic structure & Lewis dot diagrams



Lab:  Atoms and Flame Tests


Students will observe the flame colours generated by solutions of copper, strontium and potassium.


Use the following to see the lab if you are away




Analysis Questions:

1. If you wanted to make a red firework, what element would you use?

2.  Why do each of the elements produce a different colour?

3.  Is this a physical or chemical property?  Justify your answer.


-identify that the group number relates to the number of valence electrons

-identify that the period number relates to the number of electron shells

-draw Lewis dot diagrams for any of the first 20 elements. 

-identify the charge atoms have when they form ions


Mon Nov12

Lab: Properties of Ionic and Covalent compounds lab:


Students will compare the solubility, conductivity, relative melting point and microscopic properties of salt, epson salts, and wax.


If you are away watch the following:




Analysis questions

1. Which substances are ionic and which are molecular compounds?  How do you know?

2.  Make a table summarizing the characteristics of ionic and molecular compounds

3. Determine if substance A,B & C are ionic or covalent.


Justify your answer by referring to evidence.  


-Identify the properties of ionic and covalent compounds


Ionic Compounds: crystals, high melting point, hard and brittle,

dissolve in water, conductive in soluton


Covalent Compounds: soft and malleable, low melting point, don't dissolve in water or conduct.


Atoms, Ions and Ionic Compounds


Tues Nov 13





1.Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKA4CZwbZWU


2. Read the following Note:
ionic Compounds.pdf

Molecular compounds.pdf


2. Read Putting Atoms Together 7.1 p 257-261
Do Q 1-4, 6-10 p 261

Read How atoms Combine 7.3 p263-265

Do Q 5-10 p266


-use terms such as valence electrons, ion, cation, anion
- use terms such as molecular, ionic, diatomic, chemical formula  


Nov 15

Tutorial:  How elements form compounds


Lewis Diagrams for atoms and Ionic Compounds

Lewis Diagrams for atoms, molecules and molecular compounds


  -draw Lewis Dot Diagrams for any molecule or molecular compound
- use the octet rule to determine how atoms interact to form molecules


Thurs Nov 16


1.   Chem Review.pdf for Unit test  on Wed


1D Chem Review Solutions.pdf



Periodic Table Scavenger Hunt.pdf


3. Complete Text book review

Q 1-5, 10. 13,14 p 248

Q 1-14 p 250


4.  Be familiar with all the labs we have done.  especially the density and properties of compounds lab.


5. Watch the following videos for review



Watch the following video introducing the periodic table


Tour of the Periodic Table:







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