Dec 13, 2013 · In addition to providing an introduction to the 118 elements, Toca Labs lets kids play virtual scientist with elements and experiment with how the elements will react when heated up on a Bunsen burner, cooled down with ice, or combined with the contents of a mystery test tube. This is a fantastic way for kids to learn the periodic table. The elements in the periodic table are divided into categories. Not only is this system useful for finding element but much can be predicted about an element based on its position on the periodic table. Purpose: To explore the reactivity trends of metals in groups and periods of the periodic table. Pre-lab Requirements: Title of Lab Virtual labs and interactive periodic tables will increase student interest level. Most students are extremely interested in using technology. I will be using an interactive WebQuest as a solution for these periodic problems. By combining technology and learning, I think students will more easily meet and exceed periodic table standards. The first virtual lab that students do in this lesson can be found on Glencoe's website. This screencast movie shows how students perform the virtual lab by clicking through the procedures, recording, and analyzing their data. Students perform the lab on the computer and record data and answer questions on their calorimetry virtual lab paper.