Periodic Hidden Word Search#12

Periodic Hidden Word Search#12

Are you looking for challenging and interactive educator resources for grade 9-12 academic chemistry? This periodic table of elements hidden words word search puzzle, missing its list of word clues, activates problem solving skills and also suits home schools, university review and provides tutoring resources.

Problem Solving Strategy Ideas
-remember to review the instructions for information (don't assume anything)
-brain storm ideas, individually, for possible words (engages the brain)
-brain storm ideas, collaboratively, for possible words (engages the brain)
-use copy of table of elements as a reference (use support materials)
-locate a list of periodic table of elements and use this as a reference (use support materials)
-review the table of elements to engage the brain (activate prior knowledge)
-record list of elements in alphabetical order (organizes information)
-locate words hidden in the grid (trial and error)
-locate words hidden in the grid after studying table of elements (consolidation of knowledge)
-remember word paths usually travel in multiple directions (prior knowledge and experience with word searches)
-trace the letter paths (identify the words)
-circle the letter paths (identify the words)
-track progress until all hidden words are found (eliminates information)
-record the list of hidden words in the space below the grid (tracks information)
-solve the puzzle with a friend (collaboration/cooperation)
-have multiple copies of the same 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 list of puzzle words (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 listed elements and why the element was given its name
4. SUPPORT students' problem solving strategies: encourage them to CREATE word searches using blank grids found here: Blank Word Search grid templates.
5. CHALLENGE students to create new games/puzzles, such as: BINGO games, cryptograms, cryptolists, anagrams, scrambled letters,crossword puzzles (regular, freeform, crosspatch)
6. ORDER scientist names by number of elements attributed to them (or the laboratory where element discovered/identified).