Day 59/67 of GED in Five Months, elements of an argument, and elements of a molecule

We use words every day, which many have different meanings in different contexts.  Pros, cons, and rebuttals are elements of a basic argumentative essay, while hydrogen and helium are basic chemical elements.  Language is important, and shouldn’t it be?

Today’s reading starts looking at one of the basic tools of understanding the world around us:

“The Periodic table characterizes the known elements in increasing order of atomic number. It starts on the top right hand corner with Hydrogen and continue from left to right which then repeats in the horizontal row below the last element. This is not just a list of elements it is organized in very different ways like properties and atomic mass. At first glance the periodic table may seem disorganized with only a couple elements on the top row and a block on the last row but it is very specific in the way that they are organized.”

 Week 16/18
Day 59 Lesson Plan, Week 16
Grammar: individual help to finish essay
Math: review linear inequalities
Science: Elements of life
Please see the Lesson plan for Day 59’s Exit Tickets

Action Items:  

1.) If you found a mistake, typo, or other concern with the web page you were reading, how would you find out who to contact in order to raise that concern?

2.) Please tell us where your information for your essay comes from, how you know that the sources are reliable, and who funded them,

3.) Write a book, story, blog post or tweet that uses your essay idea, and then, please tell us about it! If you write a book, once it is published please consider donating a copy to your local public library.

4.)  Feel free to answer the exit ticket questions in the comments, or pose any other questions you may have about the lesson, if you wish.

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January, 2021 CE = January 12021 HE

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6 thoughts on “Day 59/67 of GED in Five Months, elements of an argument, and elements of a molecule

  1. I’m reminded of the time I sang Tom Lehrer’s The Elements to my chem class for extra credit. The song doesn’t actually teach you anything about the elements themselves or their properties or the organization of the Periodic Table. But it’s a classic and my chem teacher was willing to give extra credit to anyone willing to memorize the song and perform it for the class, and well, I’m good at memorizing

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    1. Excellent! 🙂 That was so cool that you had the courage to get up there and sing the song in front of the class, and it probably helped alot of your classmates who were not yet good at memorizing! I didn’t hear of the song until well past my college days, but I liked it when I heard it, and later, when I was working on my teaching degree, I realized that musical learners respond better to that style of teaching, so well done to both you and to your chem teacher! 🙂 Now we just need more students and teachers to get on board with multiple learning styles!

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