Adopt-An-Element*


Requirements:

1) Complete an Adopt An Element FACT sheet (60% of grade)

You may use a variety of reference sources. Possible ideas are encyclopedias (book
or CD Rom), science encyclopedias, science catalogs, magazines, and/or Internet sites*.
Information sheets must be neat, written in black ink (or typed), and contain all the information requested. You also need to provide a list of your sources on the back of your
FACT sheet. A minimum of three sources are required. (See FACT sheet on next page).

2) Create an advertisement for your element. (40% of grade)

The advertisement must include the element’s name, symbol, atomic number,
atomic mass, cost, an advertising slogan that describes one or more of its important
uses, and your name. Advertisements must be neat, colorful, and contain all the information listed above. You may add pictures that relate to your advertisement theme. The advertisement must be on poster board / paper. THE REQUIRED SIZE IS ˝ A STANDARD POSTER BOARD WHICH IS 14 INCHES BY 24 INCHES It may be done on a computer, with markers / paint, collage, or any other method of choice.

Example:
On the poster be sure to include:
• Element’s symbol
• Element’s name
• Atomic number
• Atomic mass
• Ad slogan
• Cost
• Your name
You should add pictures or drawings that illustrate the various uses for your element.

Your ad must follow
the same format as
this example to the right!
20 40.078
Ca
Calcium

Calcium’s Great
So Glad I Ate
That Ice Cream Sundae
On My Last Date

BUY Calcium Enriched
MOO MOO
Ice Cream
Image from
http://www.goldencow.com.au/golden_cow/kids_spot.html
Cost = $1.00 per gram Ms. Rabidou


Adopt An Element Fact Sheet


Name _____________________________ Element ____________________


Symbol

Atomic Number Atomic Mass

# of Protons

# of Neutrons # of Electrons

Melting Point °C

Boiling Point °C Normal Phase


Cost on a unit basis:



Classification: □ metal □ non-metal □ metalloid (or semi-metal)

Family Classification:

Origin of Name:

Discovery Date & By Whom:


Interesting Information (at least six):













Adopt An Element Grading Sheet

Student’s Name ___________________________ Student’s Period _________


Advertisement = 20 points (40%)

• Provided basic information* ........................................................ + 9__________

 Atomic #
 Symbol
 Cost

 Atomic mass
 Element Name
 Student’s Name


• Slogan and pictures relevant ......................................................... + 8 __________

• Followed directions ....................................................................... + 3 __________
Neat, correct spelling/format, original



Information Sheet = 30 points (60%)

• Provided basic information .................................................................. + 10 __________

 Element Name  Symbol
 Atomic #  Atomic Mass
 # of Protons
 # of Neutrons # of Electrons

 Melting Point °C
 Boiling Point °C  Normal Phase

• Other information ................................................................................. + 12 __________
 Cost
 Family of Elements
 Nonmetal/Metal/Metalloid
 Origin of Name
  Discovery & Date
      Interesting Information/Uses (Minimum of 6 facts)

• References ............................................................................................... + 6 __________
Minimum of 3; provided required information; correct format

• Miscellaneous .................................................... + 2 __________
Black ink, complete sentences, correct spelling, neat


Total Points = __________ out of 50 = __________%