Welcome to the Periodic Puzzler. This fun and engaging activity encourages students to review key concepts concerning the organization and characteristics of the periodic table. Triangles with clues and symbols are matched side to side to produce a larger triangle. The Periodic Puzzler is an excellent way to promote cooperative learning, and undertaking this activity in a competitve environment only adds to the fun! It's short duration makes it perfect for both beginning and ending class, as well as a great transitional tool.
Multiple sets can be generated from the templates included in this download. Copies can be made on copy paper, but cardstock is encouraged. Laminating the puzzle triangles ensures a much longer life.
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