Periodic Table of Elements

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    1. Mat Chat

      Have students become familiar with the mat by walking around on it and observing the way it is laid out. Discuss observations. Including: Color: Green-transition metals, Red-basic metals, Orange-non reactive...READ MORE

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    2. Name It

      Have students write the names of the elements on index cards and match them to their abbreviations.

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    3. Element Race

      Call out an element by name, number, abbreviation, or category and have students race to it on the mat.

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    4. Memorization

      If you are having students memorize the different elements use the mat for practice by having them walk and say the elements, abbreviations, or number to help them remember them.

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    5. Notecard Cover-Up

      Place notecards over specific elements on the mat. Have students try to tell you what element is being covered up. For additional practice, have students also say abbreviations or the...READ MORE

      Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

    6. Abbreviation Memorization

      Using notecards, cover up the abbreviations for each of the elements. Have students tell you what the abbreviation is for each element. When they get it correct, they can take...READ MORE

      Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

    7. Number Memorization

      Using notecards, cover up the number for each of the elements. Have students tell you what the number is for each element. When they get it correct, they can take...READ MORE

      Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12