Inspiring Science: Seventh Grade Periodic Table Challenge

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Alex Jennison

Mr. Jennison recently asked seventh grade Chemistry students to create life-sized representations of the Periodic Table of Elements. The purposes of the project included: learning how to use resources to find information about an element of the Periodic Table; making a Fact Sheet and an “Element Square” for the assigned element; and creating a large scale periodic table as a class.

As part of the assignment, each class created and carried out a plan to make a large scale periodic table. Students took multiple elements and, in addition to the Periodic Table element “squares” that summarizes some important element details, they created an appropriate slogan and a "Fact Sheet" about the element. 

The resulting walls filled with colorful and interesting Periodic Tables were inspiring to our entire on-campus community, from students to staff!

Here are a few photos:

About the Author

Alex Jennison, 7th & 8th Grade Instructor, Chemistry & Biology, Student Leadership & Entrepreneurship Coach

Alex Jennison is a DC native, born and raised. He was lucky enough to have the opportunity to attend the University of Wisconsin where he earned a B.S. in zoology and political science. It was there that he was able to pursue further passions of his by being a member of the Varsity sailing team, Ceramics society, and Nationally ranked Ultimate Frisbee team. He loves travel and exploring new places and culture. One of his biggest passions is taking students and campers on outdoor adventures and watching them push through their comfort zones, as well as teaching them outdoor living skills. When not on the rocks, or on the water, he can be found in the back of an ambulance, volunteering as a nationally registered paramedic. He is so excited for his first year at Aspen Academy and for all of the adventures to come.

 

Education

B.A., Political Science & Zoology, University of Wisconsin, Madison