Wearable Science Projects
“Atomic Attire” gives students the opportunity to research an element and create a personalized apron or lab coat depicting properties of their element, along with an atomic model. The lab coats and aprons come with the outline of the information required and can be designed using permanent markers or fabric paint. Have an "Atomic Attire" fashion show and invite the administration. Do this early in the year and your class will each have their own personalized apron or lab coat to wear on lab days. At the end of the year students are more than happy to take their atomic attire home. In some cases students even bring them back to wear in science class the next year!
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Pass out the ScienceWear Atomic Attire research project description to generate excitement for the project.
Prior to class, cut up a periodic table into individual squares and put them in a bowl. Have each student randomly select 2 elements and tape them to sheet of notebook paper with their name.
Give students time to briefly look up information on both elements before making a final choice for the Atomic Attire Project. (Some elements do not readily lend themselves to this project as much of the required information is unknown.) Suggested interactive site for research: Jefferson Lab's Periodic Table>
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