Extra Credit Project - Periodic Table
- Worth up to 10 extra credit points added to the assignment of
your choice. Another 5 extra credit points may be earned by presenting
your project in class.
- Only one project per student will be accepted.
- The project is due no later than 4:20 PM on Jan. 21, 2005.
I. Research and write a paper or make a power point presentation
on the one of the following subjects. A paper is to be between three
and five pages typed and double spaced including illustrations. A power
point presentation is to contain between five and seven slides.
Topics - Choose one of the following.
atomic radii and ionic radii
a chemical family or area on the periodic table
- noble gases
- alkali metals
- alkaline earth metals
- transition elements
- inner transition elements
Make sure to include each of the following items whether writing a
paper or making a power point presentation.
Define the topic.
Define any terms needed to describe trends on the periodic table or
family properties for the topic.
Make at least one illustration to show any trends on the
periodic table for the topics. For a family of elements, show major
characteristics of the family. Photocopied illustrations out
of a text book will not receive any credit.
Show how the topic is related to the placement of elements on the
Write a bibliography showing the resources and/or references used.
II. Design a valid periodic table. To be valid, the
families and periods must be kept together.
Grading for the periodic table:
Valid periodic table - 2 point
Creativity - up to 8 points
Possible Internet Resources
Virtual Elements http://www.chemsoc.org/viselements/pages/periodic_table.html
When using a search engine, type in "periodic table" or periodic
© Sally A. Urquhart, 2003