Periodic Hidden Word Search#11

Periodic Hidden Word Search#11

Looking for challenging and interactive teacher resources for academic chemistry? Table of elements hidden words word search puzzle, missing its list of word clues, activates problem solving skills and suits grades 9-12, home schools, university review and tutoring resources.

Problem Solving Strategy Ideas
-remember to review the instructions for information (don't assume anything)
-brain storm ideas for possible words (engages the brain)
-use copy of table of elements as a reference (use support materials)
-review the periodic table of elements to engage the brain (activate prior knowledge)
-locate words hidden in the grid (supports visual acuity/engages critical thinking skills)
-remember that most word search puzzles have letter paths that travel in multiple directions (use previous experience with word search puzzles)
-trace the letter paths (identify the words)
-circle the letter paths (identify the words)
-track progress until all hidden words are found (reduces possible words)
-record the list of hidden words in the space below the grid (record information)
-solve the puzzle with a friend (collaboration/cooperation)
-have multiple copies of the puzzle and have many students working to locate the hidden words (collaboration/cooperation)
-locate at least one word in the puzzle by checking the puzzle solution (not recommended) (last resort strategy)

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. EXAMINE the history of the periodic table
3. RESEARCH who discovered any of the listed elements and why the element was given its name
4. SUPPORT students' problem solving strategies by encouraging them to CREATE word searches using blank grids found here: Blank Word Search grids.
5. CHALLENGE students to create interactive games/puzzles, such as: BINGO games, cryptograms, cryptolists, anagrams, scrambled letters,crossword puzzles (regular, freeform, crosspatch)