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Plotting Trends—A Periodic Table Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP6290

Price: $36.45

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With the Plotting Trends on the Periodic Table Chemistry Laboratory Kit, students use reaction plates and straws to build three-dimensional charts of element properties. As students examine their models, they identify periodic trends.

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Help students visualize trends in the properties of the elements! Does ionization energy increase going up or down a column in the Periodic Table? Do atoms get smaller or larger from right to left across a row? Most students have a hard time answering these questions since they cannot see or feel the quantities involved. Visualizing trends from only numerical data is almost impossible. In this cooperative lab activity, students use reaction plates and plastic straws to build three-dimensional charts of element properties. As students examine their models, they will clearly identify periodic trends. Let students discover for themselves the existence, direction and meaning of periodic trends. Includes reproducible student handouts, background information and complete Teacher Notes with sample data and charts. Complete for 24 students working in groups of four. Reaction plates are reusable from year to year. The only consumable items are the straws. Metric rulers are recommended and available separately.

Specifications

Materials Included in Kit: 
Periodic placement of elements
Plotting trends workseet
Reaction plate, 96 wells, 6
Representative element data
Straws, plastic, wrapped, pkg/500


Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns
Systems and system models
Scale, proportion, and quantity