If you want to plan a fun activity using the periodic table, here’s a great chemistry scavenger hunt idea you can use.
It comes complete with a free printable worksheet and is ideal for using in the classroom at school or for handing out as a homework assignment to help your students learn the elements on the periodic table.
Here’s how to organize it:
- Periodic table
- Worksheet (see below)
None needed (always the best kind of activities for teachers!)
Give each of your kids a copy of the worksheet that contains a list of different elements found on the periodic table.
Their task is to find each of the elements and write down their symbols in the same order.
These symbols will then spell out different words, all of which are types of food.
Chemistry Scavenger Hunt Worksheet
Here’s a list of 10 different sets of elements whose symbols spell out different types of food, as well as the answers for each one.
Beneath this list is a link for a worksheet that contains the same clues – please feel free to print this as many times as you need for your students.
Lanthanum, sulfur, silver, sodium
Calcium, sulfur, helium, tungsten, sulfur
Boron, actinium, oxygen, nitrogen
Copper, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, einsteinium
Cerium, rhenium, aluminum
Carbon, holmium, carbon, oxygen, lanthanum, tellurium
Aluminum, molybdenum, neodymium, sulfur
Barium, sodium, sodium, sulfur
Carbon, indium, sodium, molybdenum, nitrogen
Tantalum, cobalt, sulfur
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