• Finish atomic posters
  • States of matter phet simulation
  • REview science fair feedback here:


Tuesday 11/29

  • States of matter lab and heating curve of water


  • Review states of matter
  • Families of the perodic table Quiz



-Start with the review on atomic structure

-Then read through the slides on electron shells and orbitals, some of this may be review. NOTE: For shells greater than the first one they hold two energy levels (one that can hold 2 electrons another that holds 6) for a total of 8 electrons

-Then fill out this practice sheet you can use this video to help explain it 

-When done with this start the alien periodic table activity on a separate sheet of paper.


-Watch this video(same as one above above)   to review the structure of atoms and valence electrons

You can also reference this slideshow for more info on atomic structure. 

For reference use this video.  -This video is a little longer, but goes a little slower and explains it a little better better.

-Do the paint colors organization activity

-Then with the circles

When you are done, how does the shape of what you made relate to the periodic table?

How does it relate to the structure of the atom?

Why is this the best shape for the periodic table?


Different groups of the periodic table and their properties


Monday-11/21 (Shorter period)


Tuesday 11/22

Monday 11/28

Wednesday 11/30

Friday 12/2

Thursday 12/1

Monday 12/5

Wednesday 12/7

Friday 12/9

Monday 12/12

Wednesday 12/14

Friday 12/16

Monday 12/19


Content Outline

The Periodic Table and Atomic Bonding

Questions you’ll need to be able to answer:

  1. Draw the structure of the electrons for an atom of sodium.
  2. Explain how electrons fill the different energy levels.
  3. Explain what the filled shell rule is (or in other words how many valence electrons does an atom hold/”want”).
  4. Describe properties of each family of the periodic table.
  5. Describe why each family has similar properties.

Ionic Bonding and Covalent Bonding


  1. Explain the filled shell rule.
  2. What does it mean for an atom to have a high electronegativity? How is that linked to the filled shell rule?
  3. What types of elements(metal and/or non-metal) will an ionic bond form between?
  4. What types of elements(metal and/or non-metal) will an ionic bond form between?
  5. Describe what happens to the electrons in an ionic bond.
  1. Ex. How does sodium and chlorine bond to form NaCl (table salt)?
  1. Describe what happens to the electrons in a covalent bond.
  1. Ex. How does carbon and oxygen bond to form CO2?

Past Material

Atomic Structure

Types of Matter

Intro to Matter

What Herber’s class have covered:

Unit 1: What is physical science? What is science/models? Why is it important to peer evaluate each other? And also lab safety, scientific notation, and calculating density/mass/volume and the SI units (and other measurements).

Unit 2: Properties of matter

- classifying matter (compositions, lyre substances, elements, symbols for elements, compounds, mixtures (heterogeneous and homogeneous), solutions, suspensions, colloids. In part 2 is conductivity, malleability, hardness, melting and boiling points, density, choosing and identifying materials based on properties, filtration and distillation,  and physical changes and properties. Part 3 is chemical properties (flammability, reactivity, and evidence for chemical changes- formation of a precipitate, change in color, production of a gas).

Unit 3: States of Matter

Describing states of matter (definite shape/ volume), Bose- Einstein condensates and plasma, the kinetic theory, motion in gases, kinetic theory of gases, explaining behavior of liquids and solids. In part 2 we learned about pressure, factors that affect had pressure (temperature, volume, number of particles) and Charles's and Boyle's and the combined gas law. In part 3 we learned about phase changes: characteristics, temperature, energy in phase changes - heat of fusion, exothermic, exothermic- melting and freezing, vaporization, condensation, evaporation, boiling, condensation, sublimation, and deposition.

Unit 4: Atomic structure:

Ancient Greek models of atoms, Dalton's   atomic theory, Thomson's model of the atom, his experiments and evidence, and Rutherford's Atomic theory  (his hypothesis and testing by Marsden with Alpha Particles leading to the discovery of the nucleus). Part 2 is the structure of an atom: Properties of subatomic particles (protons, electrons, neutrons), comparing subatomic particles, the atomic and mass numbers, isotopes. Part 3 is Bohr's models of the atom (energy levels, electron clouds, atomic orbitals, and electron configurations).