Element Project (100 Points)
Look at the periodic table in your book.
Choose an element that seems interesting to you. DON’T pick an
element in the lanthanides (atomic numbers 58-71) or the actinides
(atomic numbers 90-103).
Tell me the element. If another student already picked it, you will have
to pick another.
Pick any element
Don’t choose a
lanthanide or actinide
4. Make a square card to put your project on. The card MUST be 21 cm by 21
cm. To do this, take a sheet of normal A4 paper, and cut about 8.7 cm
off from the bottom. You can use future board, or any material you
want, just make sure it is 21cm x 21cm…….
5. Draw or paste pictures onto your card. The drawing or pictures should be
something about the element! Figure out what your element is used in.
For example, they fill balloons with helium. So, if your element was
helium, you could draw balloons on your card. Make your card stand
out, your grade will depend on it. Go to this website to get ideas:
What is Your Element Like?
6. Research your element! Information that MUST be on your card:
Element symbol (e.g., “Na” for sodium)
Atomic number (=number of protons)
Number of isotopes
Valence Electron orbital configuration
Interesting facts (who discovered it, what it is used for……)
Write your name, class number and class on the card!
7. Finally, put your element card on the wall in room 8/2. We will make one
giant periodic table on the back wall in room 8/2. Make sure you put
your element card in the right spot.
When we are finished, it will look something like this……
Must be on
wall in 8/2
If you want to do an element for extra credit, you can!!