Review with students what they have learned about the periodic table of the elements.
With advances in laboratory equipment and techniques, however, Joseph Priestley was able to prove that air is actually a combination of elements.
Discuss how scientific discoveries can change our sometimes-simple ways of perceiving the world.
This lesson plan may be used to address the academic standards listed below.
These standards are drawn from Content Knowledge: A Compendium of Standards and Benchmarks for K-12 Education: 2nd Edition and have been provided courtesy of the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learningin Aurora, Colorado.
Interpreting the periodic table, identifying elements, writing, research skills, visual and oral presentations, cooperative learning skills.