Our Periodic Table of Elements lesson plan introduces students to the Periodic Table of Elements, including the history and development of the Periodic Table. During this lesson, students are asked to complete research for an element that they are assigned by their teacher, drawing a picture of the element and answering questions about it. Students are also asked to identify the chemical name for each element using the chemical symbols, demonstrating their understanding of how to use the Periodic Table.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define the Periodic Table of Elements, identify the parts of the table, explain its history, and name many of the common elements shown on the table and their uses.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA.Science.4.RI.4, CCSS.ELA.Science.4.RI.7, CCSS.ELA.Science.5.RI.4, CCSS.ELA.Science.5.RI.7, CCSS.ELA.Science.6.RST.4, CCSS.ELA.Science.6.RST.7