Periodic Scrambled Search#07

Periodic Scrambled Search#07

Looking for educator resources to support students in academic chemistry grades 9-12? Here is a table of periodic elements word search puzzle to engage critical thinking skills, activate problem solving strategies, while consolidating knowledge of elemental names. See additional lesson plan activities, below, to further consolidate understanding of periodic element chemistry. Word search puzzle suits students in grades 9-12, home school environments, and as university review and tutoring resource. Scrambled list of word clues adds to the challenge! There are no letter hints.

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 hidden words
-Circle their letter paths, which travel in all 8 directions
-Track progress by crossing off the words in the list as they are discovered

Additional lesson plan activities:
1. CHALLENGE students - encourage them to CREATE word search puzzles from a variety of blank word search grids found at this link: Blank Word Search Grids.
2. IGNITE INNOVATION - challenge students to create new puzzles: cryptograms, cryptolists, anagrams, scrambled letters lists, crossword puzzles (regular, freeform, crosspatch), other puzzle types as students may wish
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.