This unit incorporates knowledge of chemistry and English. Students will read and analyze, write persuasively, and explore the possibilities of storytelling to convey scientific ideas. They explore how the form and function of the periodic table is organized by the form and function of the elements on it, and extrapolate how the table could be continued. Students will design the potential next row of the table, once they have a clear understanding of how the current rows were discovered.
Muire, Elizabeth and Newsome, Kay, "The Story of Periodicity: An Exploration of Sam Kean’s The Disappearing Spoon for Chemistry and English" (2019). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. 420.
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