Building Stable Elements


Atomic Science

Type of Resource


Year Level

Years 7-10




Energy & Renewables

Australian Curriculum Content Statements


This worksheet provides an opportunity for students to use interactive tools or other forms of research to form an understanding of the structure of elements, their common uses and the relationship between their atomic structure and their placement on the periodic table.

Educational Value Statement

  • Reviews element naming convention
  • Introduces electron shell diagrams
  • Identified common uses for elements
  • Creates links between atomic structure and position on the periodic table

Key Learning Objectives

  • Students identify patterns between various elements and their atomic structure
  • Students understand the conventions when assembling electron shell diagrams
  • Students recall common uses for a range of stable elements
  • Students can draw conclusions between atomic structure and periodic table placement


Science Understanding : Chemical Science