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Atomic Box Project (30 pts) due December 10th

Name Tomas Talamantes
Per. 7
You are going to make an atomic box for our classroom periodic table. Each box will
be 7 x 7 inches with a ¼ ” border. Each box should include this information:
o Atomic number (1” tall –

bright! )
o Atomic Symbol (2” tall –

o Element Name (bold!)
o Melting point (C)
o Boiling point (C)
o Atomic mass or weight
o phase
o if it’s a metal, nonmetal, or

o Picture (hand drawn- of

something your element is used

o Fun fact
o Uses
o Where your element is found (or

o Who and when your element was

discovered (if known).
o a radioactive symbol if your

element is radioactive
o Group (Alkali, Alkaline-Earth,

Transition Metals, Boron Group,
Carbon Group, Nitrogen Group,
Oxygen Group, Halogen, Inert
Gases, Lanthanide Series,
Actinide Series)
o Your Names and period in lower
right hand corner

A. Your Atomic box must have a border (no bigger than the background).
B. Your work must be neat and accurate!!!!! Your picture(s) must be hand
drawn of something made from your element. It should POP!
C. Your fun fact should be interesting and relevant, not some boring detail.
D. Make rough draft on back. Then I will give you colored paper according to
your elements atomic number. This is the background for your atomic box.
E. IMPORTANT!!!!! Use color! – not Pencil! Consider gluing on
information. Type if handwriting is bad. But must be nicely glued on. Your
element should STAND out, not fade into the background!

F. You will make a short presentation of your element & box in class (5 pts).
1. Use the pages I provided you from The Elements by Albert Swertka and

these websites:

Eighth Grade Science


Date: _________________

Period: ____

Research for Atomic Box and Class Presentation
Here you can put research that you can use for your atomic box and also for your class
presentation. You will have more information here than you will put on your box!
Some of it you will save for your presentation and some will just be for your
1. Basic Periodic Table Information –M
2. ake sure it is correct!
Element Name: Tin
Atomic Number: 50
Atomic Mass: 118.71
Melting Point (in Celcius!) 231.9 ˚C
Boiling Point (in Celcius!) 2,603 ˚C
Phase: Solid
Metal, semimetal, non metal? Metal
Usually Radioactive?
Group: Transition Metal
3. Discovered – Who discovered this element, when, where and how it was
No one knows when Tin was discovered or who discovered it because it has been
used for thousands of years.

4. Uses –find as many things that you can that your element is used for: which one
will you list on your box and which ones will you make a drawing of for your
Tin is used is used to coat other metals to prevent corrosion. Its most popular use is
Tin foil.

5. Fun Facts about your element

Eighth Grade Science


Date: _________________

Period: ____

Tin has been used for thousands of years by ancient civilizations such as the

6. Where your element is found (or mined)
Tin is found in Malagsia, Bolivia, Indonesia, Thailand and Nigeria.

7. Major Properties of this Element – (conductive, shiny, soft, brittle etc. )
Tin is malleable, ductile and highly crystalline. Tin does not corrode to water but it
does corrode to alkalis and acids.

8. New Words and their definitions (at least 3-5 words)
Alkali: a chemical compound that neutralizes or effervesces with acids and turns
litmus blue; typically, a caustic or corrosive substance of this kind such as lime or
Solubility: the property of a solid, liquid, or gaseous chemical substance called solute
to dissolve in a solid, liquid, or gaseous solvent to form a homogeneous solution of the
solute in the solvent.
Allotropes: each of two or more different physical forms in which an element can
exist. Graphite, charcoal, and diamond are all allotropes of carbon.
Bismuth: he chemical element of atomic number 83, a brittle reddish-gray metal.
9. Bibliography – Full bibliography entries for text sources. You must use at least 1
book source (can be the paper I gave you) and 2 internet sources.
Paper about tin you handed me.