People (Know who they are and what they did that is important):
*What natural event can create heavy elements? How does it work?
*How are synthetic elements created? What is the fate of these elements?
*What are the properties of metals, nonmetals, halogens, and noble gases?
*Describe the organization of the periodic table, including its columns and groups/families.
*What are the main parts of an atom? Know their position and charge.
*What are the different types of radiation? Describe the strength of each type and what can provide protection from it.
*How can radioactive isotopes be used?
*What are the most chemically reactive metals and nonmetals?
*If you are given the atomic number or mass of an element, be prepared to describe how many protons, neutrons, and electrons that element has.