Do you need something quick and easy for that day you are out, a science center activity, or an activity science for students to familiarize themselves with the periodic table? All the students need are the the instructions, template, and colored pencils or other coloring medium. This quick an easy activity takes about one to two 55 minute periods. My 7th and 8th grade students took on average 1 1/2 hours. Students follow the instructions step-by-step to create a periodic table. To fill out the table, all you need is the internet or a picture of a detailed periodic table.