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Periodic Table Wordangle #11()
Periodic Table Wordangle #11

Are you an educator looking for lesson plan resources and activity ideas for academic chemistry? This academic chemistry periodic table puzzle includes a list of 20 unique periodic elements hidden in a word search grid. Most letter paths have one right angled turn in the solution.

Solve the puzzle:
1. REVIEW the list of words to engage the brain
2 Word paths TRAVEL horizontally, forwards, backwards, vertically, but not diagonally
3. Note INTERSECTION POINTS: some word paths DO cross
4. TRACE, or circle, letter paths: most word paths have one right angled turn
5. TRACK progress: check off words as they are located in the grid

Activity ideas for academic chemistry:
1. have students CREATE word search puzzles to exchange with peers to solve [use blank word search grids found at the link below]
2. IDENTIFY elements with multiple isotopes and describe their variations (e.g. Carbon-12, Carbon-13, Carbon-14,etc)
3. use list of words as ideas for more RESEARCH IDEAS (e.g. how were some of the elements named? (Radium, for example))
4. DISCOVER, and RECORD a list of compounds found in households (chemical formula and scientific name)
5. get students to create other brain teaser puzzles: crosswords, scrambled letters puzzles, cryptograms, cryptolists

FIND blank word search grids here: blank word searches.

Benefits of solving puzzles:
1. support brain health
2. improve memory
3. activate problem solving strategies and critical thinking skills
4. support visual acuity




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