This resource consists of all of the material a teacher would need to teach a 3-4 week topic on this most delightful of topics: the Periodic table. Most of the focus is on the PT trends, how it can be used to predict a property of an element or charge on an ion. The activities have been tried in my class over the past few years and the students feedback and improved grades suggest they add value. My bug bear as a Chemist is that the PT is often taught as "first 20 by rote" with little time spent showing students how they can use the PT to help answer questions or solve problems.
The topic covers subatomic particles, electron configuration, formation of ions, compounds/molecules, reactions of group 1 and 2 metals with group 6 and 7 non-metals and the tests for H2, O2 and CO2.
Resources include worksheets, cloze activities, starters, projects, identifying equipment activity and short tests. The “notes for teachers” outlines how I teach this subject for both low and higher ability students along with ideas of the projects I set the students. Some documents contain more than 1 worksheet or activity and some worksheets are 2 pages long.
Additional slides have been included on balancing equations if the class is stronger. Either use them in this course or save for the following year.
Some of this material appears in other resources at Drogchem's shop (eg balancing equations and funworders).
Thank you to everyone that bought this resource. If you get a spare 2 minutes could you leave some feedback? It is the only way I will know whether it meets your needs or what I might need to do to develop it further.