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8.2: Families and Periods of the Periodic Table

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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Student Behavioral Objectives

The student will:

  • identify groups in the periodic table.
  • state the number of valence electrons for each A group in the periodic table.
  • explain the relationship between the chemical behavior of families in the periodic table and their electron configuration.
  • identify periods in the periodic table.
  • describe the similarities among elements in the same period in the periodic table.

Timing, Standards, Activities

Timing and California Standards
Lesson Number of 60 min periods CA Standards
Families and Periods of the Periodic Table 1.5 1b, 1c, 1f

Activities for Lesson 2

Laboratory Activities

1. None

Demonstrations

1. None

Worksheets

1. The Periodic Table and Electron Configuration Worksheet

Extra Readings

1. The Upper Limit of the Periodic Table

Answers for Families and Periods of the Periodic Table (L2) Review Questions

  • Sample answers to these questions are available upon request. Please send an email to teachers-requests@ck12.org to request sample answers.

Multimedia Resources for Chapter 8

The following websites explore the history behind the periodic table.

The following video is an introduction to the electronic organization of the periodic table.

This website provides an interactive periodic table with basic information about each element.

This video describes the organization and family properties within the periodic table.

This website provides a dynamic periodic table that also provides information about the orbitals and electron configurations of the elements.

This website reviews the different groups in the periodic table.

This website has lessons, worksheets, and quizzes on various high school chemistry topics. Lesson 3-4 is on the periodic table.

This video is a ChemStudy film called “Transuranium Elements.” The film is somewhat dated but the information is accurate.

This video is a ChemStudy film called “Inert Gas Compounds.” The film is somewhat dated but the information is accurate.

Laboratory Activities for Chapter 8

Demonstrations for Chapter 8

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