We are finally getting to the key part of this unit. Luckily an important scientist has reached out to this class to help us out. Dimitri Mendeleev discovered a pattern in the elements and we will try to do the same.
Here is the message he sent:
Here’s the text of his assignment:
Good day fellow scientists. My name is Dmitri Mendeleev. I need your help! I believe I have seen a pattern in the elements! By creating cards for each known element and arranging the cards by weight and then looking for patterns in their character, I believe I have unlocked the secrets of the elements!Like any great scientist, I need others to confirm my findings. I have provided my data, but hidden the names of the elements. Please collect your data onto cards, then arrange by weight left to right, then look for a pattern. The elements can be arranged into families of characteristics up and down, creating a periodicity in the nature of creation.
Good luck dear scientists!