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Product 12852

By: Fran Zakutansky, Pascack Valley High School, Hillsdale, NJ

With the Periodic Table Analogy and Card Puzzle Super Value Kit, students arrange a deck of colored cards using a method of two-dimensional classification. The final layout reveals patterns and trends!

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Unlock the puzzle of the periodic table! In this activity, students are challenged to organize or arrange a special deck of colored cards using a method of two-dimensional classification. Students discover the meaning of periodicity as their final layout reveals patterns and trends in the rows and columns. But wait, the table is incomplete! Students’ learning is improved as they predict the properties of missing cards, just as Mendeleev predicted the properties of “missing” elements in the periodic table more than 100 years ago. Includes complete instructions with reproducible student handouts, valuable Teacher Notes, and 10 sets of 30 cards. Super Value Kit is complete for 10 student groups. All materials are reusable!

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking

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

Performance Expectations

MS-PS2-3: Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces
MS-PS2-5: Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact
MS-ETS1-1: Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
HS-PS2-6: Communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials.