The Study of Life
The Chemistry of Life
Photosynthesis and Respiration
DNA and RNA
Mitosis and Meiosis
The History of Life
Principles of Ecology
Communities and Biomes
Diversity of Life
The Study of Matter
The Periodic Table
Water and Its Solutions
Acids and Bases
Activities Labs Links
Find just about any type of periodic table you want in pdf form to print for your students at TheScience Geek's site.
Have students do the "Periodic Table" Magic Square. An check out "Finding the Moment of Inertia for the Magic Square"
to delve into the theory of magic squares.
Try these Metal and Nonmetal Wordsearches.
Do the "Getting to Know the Periodic Table" Worksheet.
Have students make an "Element Brochure."
Use the periodic table to make "Element Windsocks."
Do this "Periodic Table Basics" Worksheet
Use this template to make "Periodic Table Cards"
of the common elements.
Have students do this "Periodic Table" Crossword Puzzle
Play "Elements Bingo" by randomly selecting elements from a paper copy
of the periodic table, randomly selecting an element and calling out the name of the element while crossing it off the per
Students mark the symbol of that element on their bingo cards
. (This file has 36 prefilled cards.)
Play Tom Lehrer's "The Elements" song or show this Flash animation of the song by Mike Stanfi
Try this Discovery School "Science Hits" activity where students will listen to a recording of “The Elements” by Tom Lehre
write their own song for recalling scientific information.
Abigail Freiberger provided this "Martian Periodic Table"
activity using this
"Arsenic and Old Lace: The Chemistry Connection"
is a WebQuest that uses the old movie and has different students in a group act as chemist, doctor, historian, and reporte
a video for the class. An evaluation rubric is included.
Do this "Elements"
crossword puzzle with answers.
Or have students do this "Elements and the Periodic Table"
Try this "Periodic Tables Online"
"The Periodic Table of Elements" is Teacher's Domain (you must sign up for free) activity that includes an essay and scave
Make learning the element symbols fun with "An Elemental Tale: The Gold Dust Kid" worksheet.
Or try these "Element Riddles."
In "Element Clues"
students place "known" element cards (included) in the order of the periodic table and then figure out the identity of the
element cards by their properties.
Show The World of Chemistry video, "A State of Matter," and have students answer the questions on this "World of Chem
"The Universal Periodic Table " includes a teacher demonstration and a middle school student activity that involves helpi
scientists design a periodic table for their elements. The student activity sheet, blank periodic table, and answers are pro
"Elliot's Elements Webquest" includes resources, evaluation rubrics, and teacher notes.
Try M. Horton's "Element Hunt Project"
where students collect as many pure elements as they can aruond the home and create a poster with them.
In the game Castle Mendeleev students explore the 18-room castle where each room in entirely made of one of the elem
first three rows of the periodic table. Colleen Bennett of the NSTA Listserve supplied these teacher notes with the answe
and, since the game is no longer online, I compiled this file
of the game and this worksheet
with a crossword puzzle.
This "Elements Database" has links to information about all the elements as well as a hangman ga
elements. Or try this "Periodic Table Quiz."
In Mike Barondeau's "Periodic Chart Spreadsheet"
activity, student's manipulate this spreadsheet
to answer questions about the elements.
Show this PowerPoint "Teacher's Guide to: Chemistry's Periodic Table" that has been converted to a YouTube video.
Test seven elements of your choice to determine if they are "Metals, Nonmetals, or Metaloids" in this Lab.
Have students cut out the element cards and discover the 9 unknown elements in "The Mendeleev Lab of 1869."
Discover "Trends in the Periodic Table" with this Lab.
Or try this "Periodic Trends"
Do "Density As a Periodic Trend" Lab.
Similar to the "Martian Periodic Table" activity, "The Alien Periodic Table Challenge,"
is a bit more creative. I have included a periodic table chart
and these are the answers supplied by someone from "WIKI Answers"
. After the lab, follow-up with this "Alien Periodic Table Analysis"
using this PowerPoint
Good printable periodic tables and an editable table in Excel: http://www.vertex42.com/ExcelTemplates/periodic-table-o
An interactive periodic table simulation: http://genesismission.jpl.nasa.gov/educate/scimodule/cosmic/ptable.html
Mousing over each element in this periodic table shows a picture of a product the element is found in:
A periodic table challenge game: http://www.ilpi.com/genchem/periodicquiz.html
Clicking on any element in this periodic table gives information about the element: http://www.chemicool.com/
Large library of informtion about the periodic table: http://www.chem4kids.com/files/elem_intro.html
An interactive periodic table with QuickTime movies
for some of the elements: http://www.webelements.com/
About Mendeleev: http://www.chem.msu.su/eng/misc/mendeleev/
Features Java Applets of the periodic table: http://www.chemcollective.org/applets/pertable.php
Electrons and the periodic table: http://glencoe.mcgraw-
The Periodic Table of Comic Books: http://www.uky.edu/Projects/Chemcomics/
"The Visual Elements Periodic Table" is another good interactive table (requires Flash):
"The Wooden Periodic Table" Table includes pictures, sounds, videos, and more:
American Elements has a periodic table with links to information about the elements the company sells:
Check out videos about each element in "The Periodic Table of Videos: http://www.periodicvideos.com/
rint for your students at TheScience Geek's site.
"Finding the Moment of Inertia for the Magic Square"
from a paper copy
the name of the element while crossing it off the periodic table.
Flash animation of the song by Mike Stanfill.
listen to a recording of “The Elements” by Tom Lehrer (1960) and
a group act as chemist, doctor, historian, and reporter to produce
n up for free) activity that includes an essay and scavenger hunt.
he Gold Dust Kid" worksheet.
e periodic table and then figure out the identity of the "unknown"
students answer the questions on this "World of Chemistry: The
nd a middle school student activity that involves helping alien
tivity sheet, blank periodic table, and answers are provided.
, and teacher notes.
he home and create a poster with them.
where each room in entirely made of one of the elements in the
Listserve supplied these teacher notes with the answers
ut all the elements as well as a hangman game for the
ble" that has been converted to a YouTube video.
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s, Nonmetals, or Metaloids" in this Lab.
wn elements in "The Mendeleev Lab of 1869."
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a product the element is found in:
ut the element: http://www.chemicool.com/
ble (requires Flash):
s, and more:
out the elements the company sells:
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