We began our exploration of the Periodic Table by constructing our own. In Lesson 9, students walk the path of the famous Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev who assembled the first predictive periodic table using the chemical and physical properties of the 63 elements known back in the 1860s. We began the lesson with a video showing the reactivity of alkali metals upon contact with water:
Extend Your Learning!
- Ever wonder how the elements got their names? Some are named after recognizable people or places, while others…learn more by reading The Strange Stories Behind Weird Element Names, then watch the PBS video How the Elements Got Their Names at the end of the article.
- To learn more about how each element is actually used in everyday life, check out the Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements.
Homework for this evening:
- Read Lesson 9 in the textbook. Login via hs.saplinglearning.com and enter your username and password:
- Username: wahps****s-####### (**** = first 4 letters of your last name and ####### = student number). Remember to include the dash between s and #.
- Password: S-####### (the S must be capitalized)
- Work through the homework problems at the end of Lesson 9 and then verify accuracy with the Lesson 09 Homework Answers.
- Write notes for Lesson 9 on the Chapter 02 Notes handout.
- Answer the Lesson 9 questions in the Chapter 2 Study Guide.
- Come to class tomorrow prepared to ask questions about anything of the homework problems from lesson 9 you did not understand.