Elements Unite!

Elements Unite!
The world is in danger! An evil
villain has sent giant mutant
bunny rabbits to take over Los
Angeles. As the president of
Elements Inc., the headquarters of
elemental superheroes, it is up to
you to send your best superheroes
to save the world. But you have to
hurry! The rabbits have already
attacked and destroyed most of
the city. The fate of the world is in
your hands, good luck!
Each student assumes the role of president of Elements Inc. Therefore,
each student will select an element from the Periodic Table. Using the
guidelines and rubric, you must create and design the best superhero to
save the day.
1. An atomic drawing/model of your element:
Create a drawing of the atomic structure of your element using Bohr’s
model. Make sure to include correct number of subatomic particles and
correctly label the subatomic particles. If you choose this could be in a
3-D model.
2. A written description of your superhero:
Using the research you collected regarding your chosen element, write
a 300 word write up describing the characteristics of your superhero.
The superhero’s characteristics should be based purely upon the
information you learned about your element.
This may be written neatly or typed. If typed, it should be doublespaced with 12-point font (Arial or Times New Roman only). Watch for
incorrect spelling and grammar, such as capitals (upper case) at the
beginning of sentences, periods and/or punctuations at the end of
sentences, etc.
3. A drawing of your Elemental Superhero:
This should be a drawing in color of your Elemental Superhero. You may
want to draw your superhero fighting his/her villain or using his/her
special powers or fighting the rabbits.
Make sure that your drawing corresponds to the characteristics of your
superhero that you learn from researching your element and describe
in the written description.
4. 5-fun facts about your element:
This is a written page of 5 facts you learned about your element (NOT
the Superhero, but the actual element). Some examples include: where
your element is found in nature, how your element is use, etc.
These should be written or typed on a separate sheet of paper and may
include actual pictures of your element or things your element are used
You are going to conduct research and information about your element and
based on what we are learning in class. You should use AT LEAST 2 sources
not including the Periodic Table of Elements to obtain your information.
Possible internet sources are found below in the resource section. You may
also use your notes, homework, textbook, and class books to help you.
Use the data sheets to help you collect information on your element before
designing your superhero.
Scoring Rubric
Life Skills Criteria
(std WC 1.2)
(std WC 1.1)
I worked on the project until
it was done. I stayed on task
while researching and used
my class time wisely to work
on the project. I completed
ALL of the project parts.
I worked on the project most
of the time, but may have
occasionally been off task. I
completed at least 3 parts of
the project.
I put some effort into the
project, but I stopped when it
became difficult. I was
sometimes on task, but did
not use all my class time to
work. I completed at least 2
parts of the project.
I put little effort into the
project. I was often not on
task and/or did not use my
classroom time effectively. I
completed 1 part of the
project or partially completed
multiple parts of the project.
Papers are neat, not wrinkled
or tagged. Pictures are
detailed and in color.
Project is 2 of the 3 things:
neat/not wrinkled, detailed,
in color.
Project is 1 of the 3 things:
neat/not wrinkled, detailed,
in color.
Project is none of the 3
things: neat/not wrinkled,
detailed, in color.
All project parts are student
created; it shows thought and
is related to the properties of
the element.
All project parts are student
created. It is somewhat based
upon the element’s
All project parts are student
created, but has little relation
to the element’s properties.
All project arts are student
created, but has no relation
to the element’s properties.
Atomic model is accurate – it
has correct labels and
numbers of subatomic
1 item of atomic model is
2 items of atomic model are
3 items of atomic model are
Facts are true and reflect
Facts are true and reflect
some research.
Facts are mostly accurate
and/or little research shown.
Written description is at least
300 words in length. It
describes the superhero’s
powers and a justification for
the powers.
Written description is almost
300 words in length and/or
describes the superhero’s
A written description is
Academic Criteria
(std 7.c)
(std 7.b, 3.a & 7.c)
Facts are true and reflect
(std 7.a & 7.c)
Written description is at least
300 words in length. It
describes superhero’s powers
and an accurate justification
for the powers.
Element Name:
Element Symbol:
Atomic Number:
Number of Protons:
Number of Electrons:
Number of Neutrons:
Metal, Non-metal,
Metalloid, Inert/Nobel gas
Element Properties (these
become your superhero’s
characteristics and super
costume): appearance,
texture, color, odor, taste,
melting or boiling points,
poisonous, corrosive,
reactive, etc.
Who discovered/found
the element (may use in
the story about how the
superhero got his powers
or was discovered)
Element named after
anything? (superhero
name or undercover name)
Where was element
discovered (where
superhero was born)
When was the element
discovered (age of the
Where is the element
found: earth’s crust, air,
ocean floor, etc. (where
does the superhero lives or
secret hideout)
What elements are in the
same family/group (family
members of your
How is the element used
in real life (what superhero
does for living or his/her
undercover job)
Other elements or
substances (molecules or
compounds) that reacts
with your element: burn,
blow-up, melt, breakdown
Other interesting things
about your element:
radioactive, rare,
expensive, etc.