Chemistry, Grade 8th, Period Table of Elements
5 packs 3x3 Post-it® Super Sticky Notes, Black Marker, Periodic Table of Elements, Objects found in school - locker, desk, water, fountain, book, plant, etc.
10 - 20 minutes
Discuss basic rules for identifying what elements make up natural or man-made things in the students' environment. For example:
After identifying the rules, assign a specific color of Post-it® Super Sticky Note for each individual element (Orange represents C. Blue represents O. Green represents H, etc.) Then, have your students write each element on the respective colored Post-it® Super Sticky Note.
Next, have your students affix the Post-it® Super Sticky Note containing the appropriate rule on different objects around the school or in the classroom. For instance, the water in a fish tank would be marked with a two H’s and an O. This will help them recognize the simple patterns of which basic elements are contained in all the everyday objects around them.