Periodic Table Game

pennyPrint-and-Use Periodic Chart

IT’S “ELEMENT-ARY,” WATSON!

“What does chemistry have to do with my life anyway?” Have students answer that question for themselves by completing this unique project. After teaching about elements and the periodic table, give each child a copy of the chart to use as a reference. Have him create a poster that features a title and a grid or chart that includes 20 elements arranged by atomic number with each element’s name and symbol. Have him also include a picture or an object for each element that represents how it is a part of his life. For example, copper can be represented by a penny and sodium by a fast-food packet of salt. Then provide time for students to share their posters with the class or in a small group.

From:  The Mailbox Intermediate Activities

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About Lucy Salerno

I have been a resident of Fairfield for over 25 years and have 30 years’ teaching experience in California K – 6 schools. I have been a music teacher, band and choral director, elementary teacher in grades K – 6, a district level technology coordinator teaching, and an elementary school administrator. In 2011, my most recent school, Scandia Elementary, on Travis Air Force Base, was awarded the California Distinguished School Award for work and programs implemented under my watch. Because of my broad educational background, I know and understand what is needed in today's difficult educational environment. I have taught writing to children in numerous grades as a core subject as well as integrating writing into other curricula areas. I retired a few years ago from the Travis Unified School District, I love working with children, and am now dedicating my services and skills in support of your children. Through love and patience, I hope to understand a child's needs, meet them where they are, build self-confidence and develop a life-long love of learning.
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