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The Elements

This lesson plan is aimed at teaching the elements on the periodic table

It came out thanks to a link shared on E-teach by Josiane Laval from Neufchateau (ac nancy-metz)

 

  • Look at the picture below, what are these words about? How would you pronounce them? Do you know anything about them?

 

  • Do you want to hear the words? Click here to watch a flash animation and try to find out whether your pronunciation of these words is correct.

 

  • Try this quiz to check how much you know about the elements. Choose your level

 

  • Then pass on to this pair-work activity based on http://www.vella-zarb.com/thomas/theelements.html

    you will have to ask your partner questions so as to fill in the table of elements, discoverers, etc.

        Student A's table Here
        Student B's table Here

         

  • Could you re-organize the elements on the periodic table into the following categories? Watch the flash animation again for help.
      • Find elements ....

        Mentioned in the Bible (8) / Named after women (4) / Named after Continents (2)
        Named after Countries (8) / Named after States (1) / Named after Cities or Towns (11)
        Named-after Celestial Bodies (stars, asteroids, etc) (10) / Named after famous Scientists (7)
        Name comes from Spanish (1) / Name comes from Swedish (1) / Names come from Latin (27)
        Names come from the Greek (30) / Names come from the German (4)

        check your answers here

         

  • Take an out of way quiz on elements here
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  • Pick out 5 elements from the table and try to define their properties, most common use, find information about them. Use this link if necessary
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  • Learn more about the elements through Comic books:
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        Go to this page, Choose an element, then choose a comic : you have to write a paragraph about this comic and the element it features.

        The comic I chose features ........................................ and is to be found at http://...........................................................................................................................

        It was extracted from ................................................in / on .........................................

        This document is composed of ................................................................. and shows ............................................. characters named ........................................................ .

        The scene takes place ................................................................................................

        ......................................................are .....................ing ............................................

        In the background/foreground .................................................................................

        The element featured in this comic is ........................................This element is well-known for .................................................... and is often used by ................................ to........................................................

        Moreover, it can be used.........................................................................................

        Judging from the situation depicted, ............................is/are likely to ............................

        Personally I think .............................................. is a .......................................element, since it .......................................................................................................


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