Creating an Element Picture Book
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Picture Book Assignment

Chemistry Atomic Structure Project

 

Original Source: http://www.ufrsd.net/staffwww/stefanl/Webquest/Atoms/index.htm

 

Directions: The Stoneleigh Elementary School librarian has complained that there are too few science books about the elements written for the elementary school student. As an author, they have approached you about writing a series of books which include the basic information about the elements in a way that will appeal to the average nine or ten year old.

 

Task: Write a children's book appropriate for a fourth or fifth grade child on the topic of the element you are assigned. The format of your book should include:

     -- The book's cover should have the name of your atom, names of the members of your group, your teacher’s name, and class period.

     -- The Table of Contents should be a page or two long and list the main sections of your book.

     -- The bulk of your book should include the information listed in the rubric. It does not have to be in the order listed. A few details are listed below.

     -- Compounds the Atom Can Make: include two compounds giving their names, formula and what they are used for. (1 page each compound)

     -- Your Glossary should include a minimum of ten words. To make it easier for the students, you should color code the words as they appear in the book and include appropriate definitions and pronunciation key in the glossary.

     -- All of the other things necessary are listed on the rubric.

 

Do not plagiarize. Include a bibliography and also cite any direct quotations and/or graphics as they appear in your book. Use internal citations.

 

Your book should be neat. If it is not typed, it should be neatly written.Check your spelling. One point will be deducted for each incorrectly spelled word.The book should be 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. That is the size of standard paper, folded in half. Check with the teacher for approval of another size.Use color, but don’t overdo it.Write on the correct age level and make it interesting for the children.

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LMC Databases

Our library subscribes to the following databases you may find useful. (Get passwords from the Library Media Center staff)

 

Select the following Carver Center databases:

 

From EBSCO Products – Student Research Center, Science Reference Center http://search.ebscohost.com/

 

Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection  http://www.oxfordreference.com

 

Or Select from these BCPS & Maryland Digital K-12 Supported Databases: 

http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/feebased/index.html

From Thompson Gale Group -- Student Resource Center Gold, Science Resource Center, Science e-Books

From SIRS Group -- Knowledge Source

NBC Learn

World Book Online

NetTrekker

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The Rubric --Just the points to cover

Atomic Structure Project Checklist

 

Do you have these Items?

 

The name of your atom, your names, teacher’s name, and class period on the cover of your book.

 

Table of contents.

 

Atomic number, mass, and symbol of your element.

 

A color coded diagram of your element's nucleus showing the particles in the nucleus. If there are too many, you may include the number instead. Include the number of protons and electrons somewhere. Unless you draw it yourself, include the citation.

 

An illustration of the electron cloud surrounding the nucleus of your element. It may be included with your nucleus diagram above. Unless you draw it yourself, include the citation.

 

A short history of your element. Who found it, when was it discovered, etc.

 

The appearance and physical state of your element in its pure form at room temperature.

 

How common is your element in nature? Make it quantitative if possible.

 

How do you purify a sample of your element?

 

What are the common uses for your element?

 

What are the name, formula and uses for one compound containing your element?

 

What is the name, formula and uses for a second compound containing your element?

 

Describe any safety concerns associated with your element-Check the MSDS (material safety data sheets)

 

Other interesting or fun facts about your element.

 

Glossary of a minimum of ten words in your book. Include pronunciation.

 

Colorful.

 

Bibliography.

 

Written on the correct level.

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Destiny Quest

Check out information for the Elements from the Resource Lists -- Chemistry Atomic Structure 

Also check the OPAC (catalog) for your specfic element

 

Dewey Decimal Numbers

Browse the 540’s in the Circulating and Reference Areas of the collection for lots of information.  Don’t forget to check out the 500’s to 508’s in reference for the Science Encyclopedias

 

 

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