Originally posted on February 25, 2010
WHAt CaN I FINd
(Tungsten*Hydrogen*Astatine - Calcium*Nitgroen - Iodine - Flourine*Iodine*Neodymium)
your students use the symbols found on the periodic table to spell as
many words as they can. It's a fun and simple game, but it does help
familiarize your students with the periodic table, what's on it, and
where they can find certain elements.
parameters as you wish: work alone, as partners, or teams? how long do
words need to be to qualify? do plurals count? should they write out the
names of the elements as well?
In the past, I've
managed to work it so that the last day of school before vacation,
students take a quiz on the periodic table and the spend the remainder
of the period playing the game - it works out GREAT! You can offer a
prize to the student(s) with the most words or the longest word, but
it's not necessary - they're so engrossed in getting as many as they can
and besting their friends that they keep going on their own.