rms6sciacc Mrs. Gorham & Mrs. Ardoin
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Due Date November 16, 2000
Element Book

You have been selected to adopt an element from your list of thirty elements and make a scrapbook of all you need to know about the care, characteristics and special needs of your element.  You will share this book with your fellow adopters.
Certain information must be included in your scrapbook.  Use the following page to help as you gather information.
Organize your scrapbook into at least 8 separate pages.  Each page of information should have a particular theme, such as Page 2 - Physical Properties.  Make sure you have a title for each page.  Reserve one page for your personal insights and feelings about your adopted element. This may be either in verse (poem) or prose (a story).  In your poem or story you may want to include information about other elements that are normally associated with your element.  The last page is your Works Cited Page.  You must have at least 3 sources of information.

Here are a few WEB sites with information about the elements.

What can I learn and teach about my element:

Element's name - Chemical Symbol -

Meaning of Name - Origin and Meaning of Symbol -

History -When it was discovered  or declared an element-
Who discovered it -
Where is it found - What it was first used for -

Atomic properties
Atomic number -
Atomic mass number -

Number of Protons-
Family -
Number of Neutrons-
Family Traits -
Number of Electrons-
Period -
Number of electron levels/shells

Physical Properties
State of Matter at Room Temperature -

Density  - (g/ml, g/L, or g/cm3)

Melting/Freezing Point - Boiling Point -
to convert from Kelvins to oC  -subtract 273 from Kelvins

Group type- magnetic or non-magnetic

Conductivity - Malleability -
(ability to pass heat or (ability to be shaped) electricity through it)

Other physical properties - (ex. Radioactivity, for solids - luster, hardness, crystalline structure or powder, etc.)


How is it found? (pure or as compounds) -
Name of those compounds it is found as -

If it is taken from a compound, how do they put it into usable form?

Uses of your element -

Chemical properties Can it react? -

What other substances/elements does it react with?

How easily does it react?

Chief compounds
Uses of the compounds

T-shirt Requirements

Front of Shirt (Creatively)
1) Element name
2) Atomic number
3) Atomic Mass number
4) Atomic Symbol

Back of Shirt
5 products or uses of your element

Fact Card
1) Who discovered this element or who declared it an element?
2) When was it discovered or declared an element?
3) What is the primary importance of your element?
4) What group of elements (on the Periodic Table) does it belong to?
5) Give another interesting fact about your element.
Useful links
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