Periodic Scrambled Search#01

Periodic Scrambled Search#01

Looking for fun and interactive teacher resources for academic chemistry? Here is a periodic table of elements scrambled letters word search puzzle. Activates problem solving skills. Suits students in grades 9-12, home schools, university review and provides a tutoring resource.

Solve the puzzle
l. Rearrange the jumbled letters to reveal the 20 words hidden in the grid.
2. Record the correct spelling.
3. Locate the circled letters, as these are the first letters of the hidden words.
4. Trace, or circle, the letter paths, which travel in all 8 directions (up/down/forwards/backwards/diagonally).
5. Track progress by checking off each word as it's located.

Ideas for lesson plan activities:
1. SUPPORT students' problem solving strategies: encourage them to CREATE word searches using blank grids found here: Blank Word Search grid templates.
2. CHALLENGE students to create new games/puzzles, such as: BINGO games, cryptograms, cryptolists, anagrams, scrambled letters,crossword puzzles (regular, freeform, crosspatch)
3. ORDER scientist names by number of elements attributed to them (or the laboratory where element discovered/identified).