PREREQUISITE SKILLS students should have a basic understanding of the periodic table and understand sompe properties of various elements
PROCEDURE In class have students color in their coffee filter with water color magic markers, completely covering the entire filter on one side. Spray the filter generously with water so that the colors run( not too much or the color will wash out) Allow the filters to dry overnight. Pass out
poetry guidelines for homework and have the students choose
1 or more elements from the periodic table and write at least 3 different types of poems about an element for homework. The following night have the students choose their best work and type a final copy of the poem to be pasted in the center of their filter.
CLOSURE THis lesson provides students with an opportunity to discover scientific facts about an element(s) and express what they have learned about the properties of these elements in a creative manner.
Instructions: Choose an element(s) from the periodic table and write at least 3 DIFFERENT poems about it. Using the formats provided. You may want to research an element you are not familiar with to gather more knowledge aout its' properties. A thesaurus may be a useful toolfor this assignment. Have Fun!
CINQUAIN POEM 5 line poem
Line 1 a noun
Line 2 two adjectives
Line 3 three verbs ending in -ing
Line 4 a phrase
Line 5 a noun ( the same as line 1 or different)
HAIKU 3 Line poem
Line 1 has 5 syllables
Line 2 has 7 syllables
Line 3 has 5 syllables
Write the name of the element in a verticle column and using the each letter, describe the element
NOW AND THEN POEM
Think of how the element may change and write a 6 line poem following this pattern
I used to be _________
But now I am___________
I used to be ____________
But now I am__________
I used to be ___________
But now I am____________
Periodic Poetry Sample Poems
illuminating, flashing, reacting
Lighting up city skys at night
HAIKU Nitrogen, a gas
In this state I do explode!
Fire in the sky
Sixteen is its' atomic number
Lighter than iron
Ultimately needed by humans
Referred to as brimstone in Genesis
NOW AND THEN POEM
I used to be just Sodium
But now I am sodium chloride, that's salt!
I used to be just Oxygen
But now I am H20, that's water!
I used to be just an element
But now I am a compund