|Arrival at Berkeley Lab
Check-in and guest verification
Intro to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Properties of Elements group activity
|10:30||Small group activities:|
|11:30||Clean up, wrap up|
|12:35||Tour of the Advanced Light Source|
|1:10||Demonstration - Liquid nitrogen|
This agenda may be modified on the day of the visit to accommodate any logistical challenges. Email BLAZES@lbl.gov.
Have students define the terms “structures” and “matter” as they relate to science.
Students should then list kinds of matter found in the classroom. They should share and compare their lists with other students.
Use different terms to talk about properties of matter e.g., soft, heavy, size, liquid, red, invisible, flammable, etc.
Review the Periodic Table.
Introduce the terms “element” and “atom”
An element is a substance that cannot be divided into other substances.
An atom is the smallest part of an element that still has the properties of that element.