Are you looking for educator resources to support students in academic chemistry grades 9-12? Table of periodic elements word search puzzle engages critical thinking skills, activates problem solving strategies, while consolidating knowledge of element names. See additional lesson plan activities, listed below, to further consolidate understanding of elemental chemistry. Word search puzzle suits students in grades 9-12, home school environments, and as university review and tutoring resource. Letter hints provide differentiated instruction. Scrambled list of word clues adds to the challenge!
Solve the puzzle
-Review the instructions
-Rearrange the scrambled letters to reveal the 20 words hidden in the grid
-Record the correct spelling of each element
-Locate the letter hints (circled letters)
-Circle letter paths, which travel in all 8 directions
-Track progress by crossing out each word as it's identified in the puzzle
Additional lesson plan activities:
1. SUPPORT students' creativity - challenge them to CREATE word search puzzles using blank word search grids found here: Blank Word Search Grids.
2. FOSTER INNOVATION - encourage students to create new puzzles: cryptograms, cryptolists, anagrams, scrambled letters lists, crossword puzzles (regular, freeform, crosspatch)
3. ORGANIZE/CATEGORIZE list of elements by any number of topics: stability, number of isotopes, atomic weight/mass/number, group, period, or other category not listed.