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This folder contains resources for a project in which students make a 3-D chart of a periodic property across the periodic table. Properties may include melting point, boiling point, density, atomic radius, etc. This resource is part of the Chemistry course which contains units on Lab Setup and Safety; Nomenclature; Chemical Reactions and Balancing; Metric Systems & Conversions; Periodic Table and Trends; Atomic Structure; Nuclear Chemistry; Acids, Bases, & Salts; Bonding; Percent Composition; Solutions, Molarity, and Concentrations; Stoichiometry; Energy; Gas Laws; Reaction Rates and Equilibrium; Electron Configuration; and Redox Reactions.


  • Science > Chemistry
  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


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Update Standards?

HS-PS1-1: Next Generation Science Standards

Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms.

HS-PS1-2: Next Generation Science Standards

Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2008-09-13.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

In this project, pairs of high school chemistry students are challenged to make a 3D periodic chart demonstrating how a property is a function of periodicity. (Suggested properties include melting point, boiling point, density, atomic radius, first ionization potential, electronegativity, and thermal conductivity.) Included student instructions are clear, although teachers may need to initially demonstrate the construction of a “bar.” Construction of the “bars” will require students to determine scale since it is suggested that each maximum property value (and corresponding maximum “bar” height) should equal 10 cm. Included is a class checklist that suggests a grading scale for the project. This resource would benefit from an answer key for the trend worksheet or a photo of a completed project. But, overall, it is a great idea to make trends in chemistry more visual and less abstract and the activity can be used immediately in any classroom with a periodic table.

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