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Chemical Symbols: Color By Number

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6th - 9th
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Put a twist on learning chemical symbols with this color by number activity! Use it as a fun way to practice matching 20 common chemical elements with their symbols. Or use it as a quiz! Grading will be a snap because errors will show up in the picture! It’s a perfect way for introductory level chemistry students to practice learning the chemical symbols.


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Students will use a key that assigns a color code to each element by name. They locate each symbol, however many times it appears in the puzzle, and color it according to the key. The completed puzzle reveals a colorful Keel-beeled Toucan, the national bird of Belize, in a tropical beach scene! And there’s a hidden animal surprise in the picture too!

The elements in the puzzle are:

• Nitrogen

• Hydrogen

• Oxygen

• Carbon

• Sodium

• Sulfur

• Helium

• Tin

• Aluminum

• Magnesium

• Calcium

• Potassium

• Iron

• Nickel

• Gold

• Lead

• Mercury

• Copper

• Silver

• Silicon

See all of my color-by-number activities HERE or by clicking on individual links below:

Reading Passages with Color by Number Activities:

Skills Review and Practice with Color By Number Activities:

Make Your Own (Editable) Color by Number

  • Animals (frog, snake, clown fish, toucan)
  • Mammals (bat, bear, camel, cats, giraffe, monkeys, red fox, reindeer, wolf)
  • Celebrations (piñata balloons, firecracker, party hats)
  • Holiday (dreidel, wreath, candy cane, stocking)
  • Spring (robin, sprout, butterfly, daffodil)

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