The Periodic Table and the Atoms of the Universe

Featured image credit: “The Periodic Table, #58 on Explore 11/14/07” by larry wfu is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

This is a very brief review intended for students who have been introduced to the basics of chemistry, especially in regards to the periodic table (probably for 6th grade and up). Students will:

  • Review what they already know about the periodic table
  • Reflect on information/concepts with which they struggle
  • Identify major families on the periodic table
  • Identify information represented by the periodic table
  • Recall information relating to atoms and subatomic particles
  • Use recalled information to identify parts of an atom
  • Practice collaboration skills by researching an element in groups (which will have to be assigned by an instructor)
  • Reflect on the value of the assignment itself

To view the Jamboard: Click HERE

The instructor will need to assign groups and (may need to) set or change time limits for each activity. Directions for each activity are included on each slide of the Jamboard.

This lesson allows students to actively engage with previously learned material and permits better and deeper understanding of the material learned through a variety of activities that appeal to the visual sense while learning and working with their peers.

Happy periodic learning!

2 Replies to “The Periodic Table and the Atoms of the Universe”

  1. Excellent lesson! Well illustrated throughout. It gives students multiple interactive to explore content and share their learning. The reflection at the end reinforces the learning and gives students a chance to monitor their progress as learners.
    First rate all the way!

  2. Hi, Emma!
    “Great” doesn’t do your Jamboard lesson any justice!! I love how your questions ask about the Periodic Table and atoms in different ways to really check where students are at. The interactive components of your Jamboard are amazing (especially on page 2), your collaborative component is fantastic, and it’s great you provided an example of what student work should look like on page 8. The way you wrapped it up with reflection questions at the end was also brilliant!! This was awesome! 🙂

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