Learning objects The elements: element analyser

TLF ID L2552

Use a chemical analysis tool to test properties of elements. Identify key properties of each element such as melting point and boiling point. Sort the elements into categories such as non-metal, metalloid, reactive gas or unreactive gas. Position groups of elements in the periodic table according to their properties. This learning object is one in a series of five objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students classify elements according to their properties.
  • Students locate elements in the periodic table.
  • Students use the periodic table to find patterns in properties of elements.
Educational value
  • Shows how elements can be classified using properties.
  • Introduces the periodic table.
  • Students identify patterns in the periodic table and use these to position elements.
Year level

8; 9; 10

Learning area
  • science
Strand
  • Science/Science understanding
    Concept
    • Science/Chemical symbols
    • Science/Classification
    • Science/Common substances
    • Science/Physical properties
    • Science/Matter
    • Science/Models
    • Science/Periodic table
    Skill
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application;
    • Analysis
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Script writer
    • Name: Erica Dale
    • Organisation: Tungaroo Software
    • Address: Manly NSW 2095 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Graham Coghill
    • Address: Marcus Beach QLD 4573 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Denis Goodrum
    • Organisation: Australian National University
    • Address: Canberra ACT 0200 Australia
    • URL: http://www.anu.edu.au/
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 28 Jan 2014
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    Browsers
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.