Periodic Hidden Word Search#05

Periodic Hidden Word Search#05

Looking for interactive and challenging educator lesson plan resources to support periodic table of elements? Here is an elements word search puzzle with the word clues missing. Puzzle is differentiated for classroom instruction and engages critical thinking skills: the first letter of each word clue is circled.

Solve the puzzle
l. FIRST, brain storm ideas for words included in this word search.
2. NEXT, locate the circled letter.
3. THEN, trace the word path, which travels in all 8 directions: up, down, forwards, backwards and diagonally.
4. REPEAT steps 2-3.
5. FINALLY, track progress by recording the elements in the space provided.

Other lesson plan activities could include:
l. ORGANIZE list of periodic table of elements by any number of categories: a) toxicity, b) atomic weight/number/mass, c) period, d) group, e) number of isotopes, f) stability, or g) other category
2. Complete RESEARCH about the history behind any of the elements listed.
3. Encourage students to GENERATE 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