Periodic Hidden Word Search#03

Periodic Hidden Word Search#03

Are you looking for interactive and engaging lesson plan resources to support academic chemistry? Here is a challenging periodic table of elements word search puzzle with the word clues missing. Puzzle activates problem solving strategies and is differentiated for classroom instruction: circled letters are the beginning letters of each periodic element.

To solve the puzzle
l. First, brain storm with peers possible words included in this word search.
2. Next, start with the circled letter.
3. Then trace the word paths, which travel in all 8 directions: up, down, forwards, backwards and diagonally.
4. Finally, track progress by recording the elements in the space provided.

Lesson plan activity ideas:
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
4. Challenge students to create interactive games/puzzles. For example: BINGO games, cryptograms, cryptolists, crossword puzzles (regular, freeform, crosspatch), anagrams, scrambled letters