This is a project in Chemistry. The students research a particular element on the periodic table and create an element flipbook, which is placed in its proper place on the classroom wall for an interactive periodic table display. The element flipbook must have certain information included, such as the element’s electron configuration, valence electrons, highest-occupied atomic orbital, atomic radius, and etc. The students also create a Flash version of their element flipbook for the web.
Finally, in groups, students must create an element flipbook for an undiscovered element. Using periodic trends, they deduce some of the physical, chemical, and electronic properties of that element.
- Periodic Table Project website, with student work samples