Periodic Hidden Word Search#01

Periodic Hidden Word Search#01

Looking for interactive and engaging lesson plan resources to support academic chemistry in grades 9-12? This challenging periodic table of elements word search puzzle has words hidden in the grid, but the word clues are missing. Puzzle engages critical thinking skills and is differentiated for classroom instruction: circled letters are the beginning letters of each periodic element.

Solve the puzzle
l. First, brain storm possible words hidden in the grid.
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, after each word is identified, record the element in the space provided.

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