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Discover the most important lessons of the periodic table with this collection of four lab and learning activities—two experiments, one demonstration and a POGIL™ activity.
• The Periodic Activity of Metals demonstration is the perfect opening number! Your students will instantly recognize a key periodic trend in the exciting reactions of alkali and alkaline earth metals.
• Follow up with It’s In the Cards, an inquiry-based lab activity. Students discover the nature of the periodic law as they arrange a special deck of element cards.
• Reinforce key principles and concepts with the Periodic Trends and the Properties of Elements, a microscale experiment. Students identify periodic trends in the reactivity and solubility of alkaline earth metals.
• Cracking the Periodic Table Code POGIL activity brings your lessons full circle as students connect the properties of elements with their electron configuration.
The package includes chemicals and specialty equipment to perform the lab and learning activities listed below. Quantities of chemicals are sufficient for three classes of 30 students working in pairs. Instructions for all activities may be found in The Periodic Table, Volume 4 in the Flinn ChemTopic™ Labs series, which is included in the package. Common laboratory equipment is required and available separately.
Materials Included in Kit:
Flinn ChemTopic™ Labs: The Periodic Table, Volume 4
Aluminum foil, heavy duty, 18" W x 1' L, 3
Barium chloride solution, 0.1 M, 350 mL
Calcium chloride solution, 0.1 M, 350 mL
Calcium turnings, 2.5 g
Calcium, turnings, reagent, 25 g
Hydrochloric acid solution, 0.5 M, 200 mL
Lithium demonstration pieces, 2.5 g
Magnesium chloride, 0.1 M, 140 mL
Magnesium metal ribbon, 12" piece
Magnesium metal ribbon, 2 feet, 2
Phenolphthalein solution, dropper bottle, 1%, 30 mL
Potassium iodate solution, 0.2 M, 230 mL
Sodium carbonate solution, 1 M, 250 mL
Sodium demonstration pieces, 2 g
Sodium sulfate solution, 1 M, 230 mL
Strontium chloride solution, 0.1 M, 350 mL
Chemtopic™—The Periodic Table
Element card set, blue, 32 cards
Element card set, green, 32 cards
Element card set, orange, 32 cards
Element card set, purple, 32 cards
Element card set, red, 32 cards
Element card set, yellow, 32 cards
Flinn Scientific© POGIL® activity
Litmus red test papers, vial, 2