IT’S “ELEMENT-ARY,” WATSON!
“What does chemistry have to do with my life anyway?” Have students answer that question for themselves by completing this unique project. After teaching about elements and the periodic table, give each child a copy of the chart to use as a reference. Have him create a poster that features a title and a grid or chart that includes 20 elements arranged by atomic number with each element’s name and symbol. Have him also include a picture or an object for each element that represents how it is a part of his life. For example, copper can be represented by a penny and sodium by a fast-food packet of salt. Then provide time for students to share their posters with the class or in a small group.
From: The Mailbox Intermediate Activities