Periodic Table Teacher Resources
Find Periodic Table educational ideas and activities
Showing 1 - 20 of 1,057 resources
Solving the Puzzle of the Periodic Table
Did you know that the first time someone isolated a pure element was when Henning Brand boiled down his own urine in 1669 and unknowingly discovered phosphorus? The history of our current periodic table of elements is entertainingly drawn for viewers with clever black-and-white animation.
4 mins 8th - 12th Science 32 Views 33 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Groups of the Periodic Table
Describing the various groups of elements within the periodic table is the focus of this video. Sal helps students understand the common characteristics that elements in the same group share. Group names include the Alkaline Metals, The Earth Metals, The Transition Metals, etc.
12 mins 7th - 10th Science 33 Views 248 Downloads
The Periodic Table
Here is a six-page exploration that will spark interest in the periodic table of elements. After reading a diagram-supported explanation of the periodic table's organization, pupils answer questions to familiarize themselves with it. To help them learn their way around, they play a bingo-style game in small groups.
5th - 8th Science 60 Views 57 Downloads
Periodic Table of Fun
Are you looking to put the fun back in the fundamentals of chemistry? Why not have groups create their own periodic tables of something (animals, food, music groups, etc.) practicing the organizational strategies used in the periodic table of the elements?
9th - 12th Science 14 Views 13 Downloads
Periodic Table Review
This webpage sports a clever Jeopardy-style review game for the periodic table of elements. There are five columns of questions, and five rows that range in value from five to twenty points. Beneath the question selection board is a link to the scoreboard and an option to edit the game.
5th - 10th Science 12 Views 17 Downloads
Repeating Patterns: The Shape of the Periodic Table
Students use the electron configurations of elements to determine their positions in the Periodic Table. In this periodic table lesson plan, students use the handouts provided to determine electron configurations for various elements. They use the electron configurations to organize and find elements in the Periodic Table of the Elements.
9th - 12th Science 18 Views 79 Downloads
Periodic Table Assignment
For this periodic table worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle given 22 clues about elements in the periodic table, periodic law, properties of elements and atomic mass and number. Students also fill in a periodic table to identify solids, liquids and gases, metals and non-metals, metalloids, and groups.
9th - 12th Science 71 Views 552 Downloads
The Periodic Table Game
First, beginning chemists assemble a large periodic table of elements. Then, they play a game in which they roll dice, move a marker along the elements, and collect pennies according to the number of valence electrons of the element that they land on.
4th - 8th Science 8 Views 9 Downloads
Elements of Chemistry: The Periodic Table
Students examine the atomic structure of elements. In this chemistry instructional activity students organize elements of the periodic table according to their atomic mass, and compare their order within the periodic table.
9th - 12th Science 21 Views 63 Downloads
The Genius of Mendeleev's Periodic Table
The author-narrator refers to the periodic table of elements as a "massive slab of human genius," then goes on to explain Mendeleev's development of this foundational chemistry tool. Why was his version so much better than others that had been arranged?
4 mins 4th - 12th Science 7 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Educational apps reviews are available to members
One of the more comprehensive of the many periodic table applications, this one comes with a molar mass calculator, graph views, and the ability to arrange elements in the order of your choice of properties. Full of fabulous features, it is well worth the cost!
9th - Higher Ed Science 6 Views 2 Downloads
Introduction to the Periodic Table
Students classify elements according to their properties. In this physical science lesson, students design their own periodic table by placing element cards on a blank periodic table. They analyze trends in periodic properties.
10th - 11th Science 65 Views 244 Downloads
The Periodic Table of the Elements
Middle schoolers research the elements used to create fireworks. In this periodic table lesson, students discuss common metals, their characteristics, and their places on the periodic table. They work in small groups to research the elements used in fireworks and create a mural relating the elements and the fireworks.
6th - 8th Science 43 Views 413 Downloads
Chalkboard Challenge: The Periodic Table and Periodicity
In a well-prepared Jeopardy-style game, your chemisty class can review the periodic table. Questions cover the element groups, some history, atomic number, atomic and ionic radii, electronegativity, and the shielding effect. What a fun way to prepare for a quiz or exam!
9th - 12th Science 20 Views 191 Downloads
Trends in the Periodic Table
In this trends in the periodic table worksheet, students plot the ionization energy vs. atomic number and they plot atomic radius vs. atomic number of the first 20 elements. Students analyze their graphs and answer questions about the trends in the periodic table of these elements.
9th - 12th Science 45 Views 389 Downloads
Sodium - Periodic Table of Videos
Learn characteristics about the element sodium by viewing this presentation. A chunk of sodium metal is dropped into a pot of water to demonstrate its reaction. Have your chemistry charges view this in conjunction with other element videos as an introduction to the periodic table.
5 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads