Element symbols puzzle
I like having students memorize some of the elements on the periodic table before I provide them with the table on a daily basis. I do this because I want to make sure they understand what a symbol is, but also that if I write NaCl they will eventually be able to tell the names of the two elements in the compound, hopefully without having to look them up. The crossword included here has common elements. Please look at the preview to see which elements are included.
Atomic Number/Proton number crossword puzzle
I found that some of my students struggle with the concept of proton number and atomic number. The crossword puzzle here can reinforce the use of the periodic table, writing the elements and understanding that proton number and atomic number are the same thing. With consistent practice, they will be able to quickly "get it". Please look at the preview to see if this is something you can use.
*Each crossword included has a key.