Physical Science

Periodic Table

Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:59 AM

I'm looking for the best way to teach the periodic table structure to 6th grade. My experience has been on the 9th grade level, so I'm not real sure how to approach the subject. 

Shontell Davis
Shontell Davis
400 Activity Points

Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:56 AM

do it as a puzzle in groups. give them all the elements as individual
squares with basic information- atomic number, amu, and symbol. Let them
arrange it in any way they could imagine. When their alloted time is up,
have them explain their reasoning for their arrangement and compare the

Amy George
Amy George
61130 Activity Points

Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:10 AM

Hi Shontell! With the 6th Graders, I always tried to make it as much fun as possible. hey - this works with the 7th Graders and 8th and 9th 10th 11th and 12th, as well. Any way, with the 6th Graders I always tried to engage them in a fun way and one way is with a goofy song which will give you a chance to explain the parts of the nucleus, protons, neutrons, and electrons. Then you can talk about outer shells which dictate reactivity and chemical properties and that leads you into why there are rows and columns. Have fun :)

James Johnson
James Johnson
93705 Activity Points

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