We had a big 'ah-ha' moment when my children discovered they could make words out of cut-up print outs of the periodic table. By moving the different element letters around - we managed to make lots of different words.
Out of that sprang these fun worksheets for studying the periodic table. Some are easier than others, giving you the numbers you need to find the words. Others need a lot more thought!
The idea behind these worksheets is to use the element letters to make words. The first few worksheets give you the element numbers, so all you have to do is look on the table to find the corresponding letters.
The last two worksheets give you the letters only - and you need to find out the element numbers instead.
The worksheets really get your kids looking at the periodic table, and they should end up with a good idea of where all the elements are placed around it!
Using the numbers given, find the elements and put them together to make the names of animals. Animals Worksheet
Find the elements on your periodic table that make up the words shown. Includes answer sheet. This is an easier sheet that shows the actual element letters making up the words ie. CAr Worksheet Search 1
Word Search 2
Find the elements on your periodic table to make up the words shown. This harder version shows the words only, not the elements that make them. Includes answer sheet. Worksheet Search 2
To practice filling in. See how much you remember! Two versions available. Blank Chart
Why not cut up a copy of the Periodic Table and see if your teens can make their own worksheets? How many words can they find? What is the longest word?
We were thinking of new words for days afterwards!
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