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Chemistry WebQuest 2 - Standard

The Periodic Table

- Introduction & Process - - Weblinks - - Conclusion -


Weblinks 1

The periodic table is a way of sorting elements based on their properties. There are approximately 118 known elements that occur either naturally or have been made in a science lab. Use the following web links to describe what are atoms and elements. 

You should also draw and label a simple atom.





Weblinks 2 

Use the web links below to identify and label, or colour in, the metals and non-metals on your version of your periodic table. Write down the general properties of metals and non-metals.





Weblinks 3

The periodic table is a very clever system for organising elements.

Visit the website below to write down the rules for chemical symbols – when are letters written as CAPITALS and when are they written in lower case?


Use the following web links to research where groups and periods are found on a periodic table.

How can you easily work out the number of electrons whizzing around the outer shell? Prove that you know by recording the answers for the elements potassium and chlorine.





Weblinks 4

Dmitri Mendeleev is known as ‘the father of the periodic table’.

Visit the links below and make notes on his life, his work and why he is known as ‘the father of the periodic table’.




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