Monday, 5/1/17- A Day- SBAC Testing Schedule

SBAC Schedule
8:23-9:58 SBAC (No Periods 2 & 3)
10:01-10:47 Period 1
10:50-11:36 Period 4
11:41-1:01 (includes lunch as usual with usual times) Period 5
1:04-1:50 Period 6
1:53-2:45 Period 7

Core Ideas:

  • Each atom has a charged sub-structure consisting of a nucleus, which is made of protons and neutrons, surrounded by electrons.
  • The periodic table orders elements horizontally by the number of protons in the atom’s nucleus and places those with similar chemical properties in columns. The repeating patterns of this table reflect patterns of outer electron states.

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now–Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your science notebook and open to your Periodic Table on page 73. Looking at your periodic table on page 73, the atoms of what element have 20 protons? How many electrons do those atoms have? How many neutrons?
  2. Comparison– Observe the chemical reaction of different elements and relate this to their location on the periodic table: sodium & potassium in water vs calcium in water
  3. Notebook Work– Tape Energy Levels Elements 1-20 activity handout as a flip page to page 77.
  4. Driving Question Summary Table– Complete the Summary Table on pages 68-69 for the Energy Levels Activities on pages 76-77.
  5. Group Summary– One student take out a sheet of paper and write the first sentence of a summary of what he or she learned about atoms and the periodic table. Then pass it to the right and pick up where the last student left off. Keep going until you complete a summary of what your cooperative table group learned.


  • Atoms and Periodic Table Quiz on Thursday 5/4 (Periods 2, 3, & 4) and Friday 5/5 (Periods 6 & 7)
  • Science Notebooks due Thursday 5/4 (Periods 2, 3, & 4) and Friday 5/5 (Periods 6 & 7)