Use this resource, formatted for interactive notebooks, as a quick and easy reference to help students learn how to identify important information about an element. Student will receive notes on the parts of an element's entry in the periodic table, covering the element name, symbol, atomic number, and mass number (3 different options allow you to give students anything from fully filled in notes using the APEMAN mnemonic to mostly-blank notes that you can fill in with your own information). After receiving that basic information, students practice their new knowledge with a page of practice problems. Again, these are scaffolded- the most basic level provides element names, symbols, rounded atomic masses, and asks students to find the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons, while the most advanced level asks students to fill in missing name or symbol information and round the atomic masses.
This is a great low-to-no prep activity to have on hand. The download includes a 2 page teacher guide, 3 different levels of foldables (that are easy to mix-and-match to create a custom guide appropriate for the level of your students), and a single page answer key.