Periodic Word Search #04

Periodic Word Search #04

Are you looking for interactive and engaging educator resources to support grades 9-12 academic chemistry? Periodic table of elements word search puzzle engages students in a fun way as they learn the elements in the periodic table. Answers included in file download. Puzzle activates problem solving strategies to support learning. List of 30 periodic elements hidden in the grid includes a letter hint: circled letters are the beginning letters of each word. Supports the differentiated classroom.

Solve the puzzle
l. 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: vertically, horizontally, 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 Curium, research the scientist)
3. Challenge students to CREATE their own word searches using blank word search grid templates found here: Blank Word Search grids.
4. CREATE other interactive ways to consolidate learning: BINGO games, construct other puzzle types: crossword puzzles, freeform, crosspatch, anagrams, cryptograms, cryptolists