1) Complete an Adopt An Element information 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, and contain all the information
requested. You also need to provide a list of your sources on the back of your
information sheet. A minimum of three sources are required.
2) Create an advertisement for your element. (40% of grade)
The advertisement must include the element’s name, symbol, atomic number,
atomic mass, cost, and an advertising slogan that describes one or more of its important
uses. Advertisements must be neat, colorful, and contain all the information listed
above. You may add pictures that relate to your advertisement theme.
A list of periodic table sites is available on
The Science Spot
Go to Kid Zone, then choose Chemistry Links
Be sure to include:
√ Element’s symbol
√ Element’s name
√ Atomic number
√ Atomic mass
√ Ad slogan
√ Your name
You may add pictures or
drawings that illustrate
the various uses for your
Your ad must follow
the same format
as this example!
Arsenic’s a sure fire way
to deal with a nasty rat,
It works better than
a mean old cat!
Cost = $3.20 for 1 gram
Symbol & Name
Adopt An Element
Cost = __________ for __________
Classification: ❍ Nonmetal ❍ Metal ❍ Metalloid
My element belongs to the ___________________________ family.
Origin of Name ____________________________________________________________________
Discovered by __________________________________________________________ in ________
Interesting Info: May include important uses, interesting facts, common compounds, etc.