There is no more widespread symbol of chemistry than the periodic table. Students can find the periodic table confusing and random, though. It seems like there is no order or arrangement, but there is! Students get to re-enact Mendeelve and Mosely’s work to create the periodic table in this activity. By removing the element names/symbols, students are forced to pay attention to the properties of the elements. By using clues (which are really properties) the students can reconstruct the periodic table.
This is part of a series of lessons on the Periodic Table from No More Boring Science.
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