How the Periodic Table Works

National Science Standards

NS.5-8.2 Physical Science
As a result of their activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop an understanding
    -Properties and changes in properties in matter
    -Motions and forces
    -Transfer of energy

Michigan Science Standards

P.PM.M.2 Elements and Compounds- Elements are composed of a single kind of atom that are grouped into families with similar properties on the periodic table. Compounds are composed of two or more different elements. Each element and compound has a unique set of physical and chemical properties such as boiling point, density, color, conductivity, and reactivity.

Identify the smallest component that makes up an element.

    P.PM.07.22 Describe how the elements of the Periodic Table are organized by similiar properies into families (highly reactive metals,
    less reactive metals, highly reactive nonmetals and almost completely non-reactive gases).
     P.PM.07.24 Describe examples of physical and chemical properties of elements and compounds (boiling point, density,
     color, conductivity, reactivity).

Supplemental Handouts

Step 3 Handouts