This demonstration emphasizes how we can make predictions based on patterns. A jigsaw puzzle is used as an analogy for the periodic table. Just as Mendeleev left gaps in his original periodic table, gaps are left in this jigsaw puzzle and just as he hypothesized the existence and properties of new elements, students hypothesize and find the missing pieces to the jigsaw puzzle.
Inquiry activity that is directed towards the interests of the students. Students will pick a topic (link to facebook page with ideas included). They will present a multi media presentation to the... read more
Students have the opportunity to develop technology that would allow them to data mine (collect information) their environment in which they are learning. The teacher would have a unit that would... read more
Prior to Thomson’s work it was thought that the atoms of each element were unique, invisible particles, or that atoms were made of subatomic particles that had significant mass compared to the atom... read more