Strategies to develop students' attitudes towards the problem, motivation, and overall mindfulness:
Before using the computer, I will orally explain how to convert the periodic table into a road map and give an example. When the students start their computer work they must create their own and determine how to use it.
Activities While Using the Computer
Students will work at the computer groups
The students will work in groups of two at the computer. One student will design a subshell road map, including instructions on how to read it. The other student will use this roadmap and instruction provided by their partner to identify multiple electron configurations. Then they will switch roles.
Activities After Using the Computer
After using the computer the students will write electron configurations on the board using either the periodic table or the subshell road map.
While waiting for their turn at the computer, students should practice using the periodic table method of determining electron configuration. They should also familiarize their selves with the maximum number of electron that can fit into each shell.
Students will be assessed by means of:
Included in the assessment:
The presentations should explain the lesson to the class and provide examples of how to determine electron configuration. The performance assessment will be a worksheet that we will go over orally. The worksheet will include multiple elements that the student must identify from the given electron configuration and determine the electron configuration of.