Periodic Scrambled Search#03

Periodic Scrambled Search#03

Are you looking for educator resources to support academic chemistry? Here is a periodic table of elements scrambled letters word search puzzle to engage critical thinking skills, while consolidating knowledge of element names. Additional lesson plan activities listed below consolidate understanding of elemental chemistry. Brain teaser suits students in grades 9-12, home school environments, and as university review and tutoring resource. Letter hints provide differentiated classroom instruction.

To solve the puzzle
l. Remember to review the instructions.
2. First, rearrange the scrambled letters to reveal the 20 words hidden in the grid.
3. Remember to record the correct spelling of each element listed.
4. Then, locate the letter hints (circled letters represent the first letters of the hidden words) and circle the letter paths, which travel in all 8 directions (up/down/forwards/backwards/diagonally).
5. Finally, track progress by checking off each word as it's located.

Lesson plan resource activity ideas:
1. ENGAGE students' problem solving strategies: encourage them to CREATE word searches using blank word search templates found here: Blank Word Search templates.
2. CHALLENGE students to create new puzzles: cryptograms, cryptolists, anagrams, scrambled letters lists, crossword puzzles (regular, freeform, crosspatch)
3. ORGANIZE or CATEGORIZE list of elements by any number of topics: stability, number of isotopes, atomic weight/mass/number, group, period, or other category not listed.