### Create a Periodic Table Project

`Create a Periodic Table Project Purpose: To demonstrate understanding of the arrangement of the periodic table of elements by creating a new table based on properties and characteristics of objects. What to do: 1. Create a periodic table out of every day objects. a. You may use pictures from magazines, newspapers, or catalogs, clipart, photographs, or actual objects. b. Glue the pictures or objects to the blank paper provided or another paper of your own choosing. You must have 6 periods (rows) and 8 families (columns). 2. Your groups/families must have properties in common. 3. Your groups/families must be named. 4. The groups/families must show periodicity – they must change in a logical fashion as you go across the table. 5. The periods must show a pattern in their groups – they must change in some way as you move down the columns. 6. There are to be forty (40) elements on your table. There should be 6 periods (two in the first period, six in the second period, then 8 in periods 3,4,5,6). There should be eight (8) groups/families. 7. Make a key that explains the groups/families and their common properties. 8. There should be an explanation of your table as well stating how to read it and how it all “fits together and makes sense” 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 Sample Key GRADING RUBRIC – Create a Periodic Table Scoring Rubric 20 pts – Content ______2 ­ Table has a creative colorful title ______3– Pictures represented are clear and could stand alone without explanation ______3 ­ Each box has a symbol and name of the matter it represents ______3 ­ Each box has an atomic # and atomic weight ______3 – Groups/Families are named and are representative of what is in it ______3 – Groups/Families have an order / logical progression as you read down the column ______3 ­ Periods have an order / logical progression as you read from left to right 18 pts – Table Background ______4 – Summary explaining why you chose the matter in the table ______4 ­ Summary explaining how to read the table ______ 5 ­ Key/Legend placed on the front ______ 5 ­ Key/Legend clearly identifies the values in each square and what they stand for 12 pts – Table Creation ______3 – Table boxes are drawn neatly and colorfully ______3 – Lines are straight and evidence shows that a ruler was used ______3 – Boxes are evenly spaced and sized ______1 – Paper is larger than 16 x 20 ______2 ­ Boxes are numbered correctly according to the sample ______ / 50 Total Points `