Periodic Word Search #03

Periodic Word Search #03

Looking for teacher resources to support academic chemistry in grades 9-12? This periodic table of elements word search puzzle answers included in file download. Puzzle engages students in an interactive and fun way. List of 30 periodic elements hidden in the grid includes a letter hint: circled letters are the beginning letters of each word.

Solve the puzzle
l. First, engage the brain by reviewing the list of words.
2. Next, locate the circled letter.
3. Then trace the letters paths, which travel in all 8 directions: up, down, forwards, backwards and diagonally.
4. Finally, track progress by checking off the words as they are located in the grid.

Lesson plan activities could include:
l. CATEGORIZE list of periodic elements by: a) toxicity, b) atomic weight/number/mass, c) period, d) group, e) number of isotopes, f) stability, or g) other category
2. Use list of words as research prompts (e.g. discovery behind Einsteinium)
3. Encourage students to CREATE their own word searches using blank word search grid templates found here: Blank Word Search grids