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Elements in our Water Project Overview

Project Overview:
You will become familiar with one element that is found in water. By
presenting and viewing your classmates presentations you will be able
to get a sense of the significance of elements structures and
properties in our daily lives. Your objective will be to conduct research
and create an Infographic on your element and present it to your
classmates, teachers and local scientists during our Elemental Poster
Symposium.
Learning Targets
I can construct a model and describe the number and
arrangement of subatomic particles within an atom or ion.
I can calculate the average atomic mass using the relative
abundance of isotopes.
I can explain the discovery (history) and common uses of my
element.
I can explain how my element is found in water and the
significance of my element in water as it relates to human
health.
I can explain the basic organizing principles of the periodic table.
I can draw the Lewis structure of an element.
I can use appropriate spelling, grammar, mechanics and
conventions.
Information to Be Included:
Basic Information, History, Element Sources and Uses
Sources of Information: Periodic Table Web Resources and
Library Books
Draft to be completed: Element Biography Sheet
Bibliography
Sources of Information: All websites you visited and books
you used!
Draft to be completed: Credible Sources on your Element
Biography Sheet
Infographic
Sources of Information: Your Element Biography Sheet
Draft to be completed: Infographic multiple drafts using
Piktochart
***Your final presentation will be an Infographic that you will
present to your classmates, teachers and local scientists
during our Elemental Poster Symposium. Therefore, try to

make it as applicable as possible. Make your INFOGRAPHIC


interesting! ****

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I can explain
the discovery
(history) and
common uses
of my element.

I can explain
how my
element is
found in water
and the
significance of
my element in
water as it
relates to
human health.

I can explain
the basic
organizing
principles of
the periodic
table.

I can use
appropriate
spelling,
grammar,

3
ALL answers to the
history questions
from the Element
Biography Sheet are
completed and
thorough.
History section of
the poster is
presented in a
unique way that is
easy to understand,
concise and
informative.

ALL answers to
Element Sources
and Uses are
completed and
thorough with detail
specifically as it
relates to water.
Poster includes the
MOST important
information from
Element Sources
and Uses in a
concise way that
specifically relates
to water.

ALL of the Basic


Information for the
element is answered
correctly with detail
on the Element
Biography Sheet.
The MOST important
Basic Information
for the element is
included on the
poster.

No more than 1
spelling or grammar
mistakes.

2
MOST answers
to the history
questions from
the Element
Biography Sheet
are completed.
History section of
the poster is
presented in a
way that is easy
to understand,
concise and
informative.

MOST answers to
Element
Sources and
Uses are
completed and
thorough with
detail specifically
as it relates to
water.
Poster includes
the MOST
important
information from
Element
Sources and
Uses in a
concise way
specifically
relates to water.

MOST of the
Basic
Information for
the element is
answered
correctly with
detail on the
Element
Biography Sheet.
The MOST
important Basic
Information for
the element is
included on the
poster.

No more than 3
spelling or
grammar

1
SOME answers to
the history
questions from
the Element
Biography Sheet
are completed.
History section is
included on the
poster, but is
lacking
information.

SOME answers to
Element Sources
and Uses are
completed and
thorough with
detail specifically
as it relates to
water.
Poster struggles
to discuss the
MOST important
information from
Element Sources
and Uses.

SOME of the
Basic
Information for
the element is
answered
correctly with
detail on the
Element
Biography Sheet.
Poster struggles
to highlight the
MOST important
Basic
Information for
the element.

Less tha
the Bas
Informat
the elem
answere
correctly
detail on
Element
Biograph

No more than 5
spelling or
grammar

More tha
spelling
gramma

Less tha
the hist
question
the Elem
Biograph
are com
History s
NOT incl
the post
extreme
lacking i
informat

Less tha
the answ
Elemen
Sources
Uses ar
complet
Poster is
a section
water an
element

mechanics and
conventions.

ALL mechanics and


conventions are
correct including
punctuation and
capitalization.

mistakes.
ALL mechanics
and conventions
are correct
including
punctuation and
capitalization.

mistakes.
MOST mechanics
and conventions
are correct
including
punctuation and
capitalization.

mistakes
Several
mechani
conventi
incorrect

Habits of Work
I focus on
learning and
staying on
task.

Always focused during class


work time (100%).

Mostly focused during


class work time (80%99%).

Sometimes focused
during class work time
(50%-99%).

Rarely focused d
class work time (l
50%).

I revise and
improve my
work.

All drafts are included and


were used to improve work.

Most drafts are included


and were used to
improve work.

Some drafts are included


and were used to improve
work.

Drafts are not inc

I strive for
neatness,
accuracy and
thoroughness.

Final presentation is a clear


representation of best work.

Final presentation is
mostly neat, accurate and
thorough.

Final presentation is
somewhat neat, accurate
and thorough.

Final presentation
obviously not bes

I use time
productively.

Class work time is always


used productively and
efficiently.
Always asks for help when
needed.

Class work time is mostly


used productively and
efficiently. Sometimes
asks for help when
needed.

Class work time is


sometimes used
productively and efficiently.
Struggles to ask for help.

Class work time is


used productively
efficiently.
Never asks for he