The Periodic Table Game

This The Periodic Table Game activity & project also includes:

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. Some of the groups on the table are worth bonus pennies or extra turns! The main objective is to become familiar with the organization of the periodic table as well as names and chemical symbols. Playing a game brings an element of fun to this endeavor! 

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Pros

  • Engaging game helps youngsters learn the periodic table without realizing it
  • Lesson plan explains game rules clearly
  • A handout is included that provides a list of elements named for places or people
Cons

  • Printable game board text is a bit blurry, but by no means illegible