Argumentative Task for Chemistry I

Due Date:            April 30, 2012

An unknown element (Jk) has an atomic number of 119.  Using your knowledge of the Periodic Table and any other reliable reference materials, predict the following:

·         Element’s position on the Periodic Table 

·         Physical properties

·         Electron configuration

·         Ionization energy value

·         Electronegativity value

·         Atomic radius value

·         Chemical properties

·         Oxidation number

·         Reactivity with water

·         Reactivity (general)

·         Formula for compound when combined with oxygen & solubility of this compound in water

·         Formula for compound when combined with phosphate ion & solubility of this compound in water

Support your predictions with gathered factual evidence.  The most important aspect of this assignment is how well you can defend the predictions that you make.

This will count as a test grade.

Grading Rubric (See below for details):

6 standards where 4 is the highest score and 1 is the lowest score

18 – 24 exceeds standard

13 – 17 meets standard

6 – 12 has not yet met standard

0 is non submittal

CATEGORY

4

3

2

1

Organization

Information is very organized with well-constructed paragraphs and subheadings.

Information is organized with well-constructed paragraphs.

Information is organized, but paragraphs are not well-constructed.

The information appears to be disorganized.

Amount of Information

All topics are addressed and all questions answered with at least 4 sentences about each.

All topics are addressed and most questions answered with at least 4 sentences about each.

All topics are addressed, and most questions are answered with 2 sentences about each.

One or more topics were not addressed or topic coverage is too brief (i.e. only 1 sentence).

Quality of Information

Information clearly relates to the main topic.  It includes several supporting details and/or examples.

Information clearly relates to the main topic.  It provides 1 – 2 supporting details and/or examples.

Information clearly relates to the main topic.  No details and/or examples are given.

Information has little or nothing to do with the main topic.

Sources

All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented in the desired format.

All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented, but a few are not in the desired format.

All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented, but many are not in the desired format.

Some sources are not accurately documented.

Mechanics

No grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors.

Almost no grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors.

A few grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors.

Many grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors.

Diagrams & Illustrations

Diagrams and illustrations are neat, accurate, and add to the reader’s understanding of the topic.

Diagrams and illustrations are accurate and add to the reader’s understanding of the topic.

Diagrams and illustrations are neat and accurate, and sometimes add to the reader’s understanding of the topic.

Diagrams and illustrations are not accurate OR do not add to the reader’s understanding of the topic.

 

TOTAL POINTS EARNED = _________