The Periodic Table
The goal of this activity is to provide you with an opportunity to understand the organization of the elements
on the periodic table.
It has been stated that the periodic table is “the most important piece of paper in
When the assignment is completed it will include:
A full periodic table with a legend.
A partial periodic table with Bohr/Rutherford diagrams of the first twenty elements.
Complete sentence answers to the assigned questions.
The achievement chart.
The full periodic table will include:
The elemental symbols including the mass number and atomic number for the
first twenty elements
and silver, gold, mercury, nickel, copper, zinc, iron, uranium, plutonium, tin, iodine, arsenic, krypton,
radon, tungsten, and lead.
The groups – halogens, alkali metals, noble gases, and alkaline earth metals – clearly indicated.
The metals, nonmetals, and metalloids clearly indicated.
The assigned questions are:
1. a) Draw Bohr/Rutherford diagrams for the first twenty elements in the partial periodic table
b) Describe any
patterns, with respect to the electrons, that you observe when looking at
the B/R diagrams in group 1, group 13, and group 18.
Is a similar pattern found in the remaining 5 groups?