Submitted by: Domonique Butler
Collaborators: Mike Dunavant (ITRT)
School: Varina High School
The Interactive Periodic Table is an opportunity for students to gather, filter, assimilate and share their knowledge of the Periodic Table. A critical process in the development of student’s scientific knowledge, this study of the Periodic Table helps to foster student appreciation of and familiarity with the Periodic Table’s organization, development and practical uses for chemical problem solving strategies. Each student is responsible for creating and developing a “mosaic” of information for a specific element by applying research skills and creativity. Once the individual students have published their respective “portraits” they collaborate locally and globally with students to identify relationships between various elements throughout the periodic table.
Ideal/Target – Students are responsible for selecting and prioritizing research sources based on accuracy, relevance and variety. Students are expected to maintain a comprehensive list of all resources and to filter for content.
Ideal/Target – it allows students to collaborate with peers throughout five chemistry classes and any individuals who access the interactive periodic table through the internet. Students must communicate ethically at all times with all individuals as well as monitor the comments that are posted on their individual sites. As a part of the process students must seek out the work of other students that have similar characteristics (properties) and those that have opposing characteristics (highly reactive).
Approaching – Students must use critical thinking skills to correctly comment on their reactions with the other elements in the periodic table. They have to generate and respond to purposeful questions, justify their decision making and apply digital tools to think critically while solving open-ended authentic tasks.
Approaching – Students must be creative in their creation of their Facebook templates for their periodic elements, take on their personalities and interact and react to the other elements in their Voicethreads.They have to analyze trends and make predictions that inspire new solutions to authentic tasks, while creating meaningful work within their assigned parameters.