Periodic Hidden Word Search#10

Periodic Hidden Word Search#10

Are you looking for interactive educator lesson plan activities/resources to support academic chemistry programming? Table of elements hidden words word search puzzle, missing its list of word clues, activates problem solving skills. Suitable for grades 9-12, home schools, university review and tutoring resources.

Useful Problem Solving Strategies
-read the instructions to learn how many words are hidden in the grid (20)
-brain storm ideas for possible words
-use copy of table of elements as a reference
-review the periodic table of elements to engage the brain, activate prior knowledge
-locate words hidden in the grid
-remember that most word search puzzles have letter paths that travel in multiple directions (up/down/forwards/backwards/diagonally)
-trace the letter paths
-circle the letter paths
-track progress until all hidden words are found
-record the list of hidden words in the space below the grid
-solve the puzzle with a friend
-have multiple copies of the puzzle and have many students working to locate the hidden words
-locate at least one word in the puzzle by checking the puzzle solution (not recommended)

Ideas for lesson plan activities:
l. ORGANIZE puzzle list of table of elements using 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. EXPLORE history behind table of elements listed (once puzzle solved).
3. RESEARCH the naming of the elements
4. ENGAGE students' problem solving strategies by getting them to CREATE word searches using grid templates found here: Blank Word Search grids.
5. CHALLENGE students to create interactive games/puzzles, such as: BINGO games, cryptograms, cryptolists, crossword puzzles (regular, freeform, crosspatch), anagrams, scrambled letters