Periodic Hidden Word Search#04

Periodic Hidden Word Search#04

Are you looking for interactive and engaging educator lesson plan resources to support periodic table of elements? Here is a challenging elements word search puzzle with the word clues missing. Puzzle engages critical thinking skills 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.

Other lesson plan activity ideas:
l. ORGANIZE list of periodic table of elements by: a) toxicity, b) atomic weight/number/mass, c) period, d) group, e) number of isotopes, f) stability, or g) other category
2. Research the history behind any of the elements listed.
3. Encourage students to CREATE their own word searches using blank word search grids found here: Blank Word Search templates.
4. Challenge students to create interactive games/puzzles. For example: BINGO games, cryptograms, cryptolists, crossword puzzles (regular, freeform, crosspatch), anagrams, scrambled letters)