Students are given a blank periodic table and instructions which ask them to color the periodic table in order to show such things as to metals, non-metals, metalloids, halogens, alkali metals, etc. They will also find things like elements which are liquids at room temperature, elements with a valence of 6, the element which is the basis of life, and others. They will become more familiar with the periodic table and be able to find elements more quickly after completing this project.
This can be done individually or in small groups, either at home, or in class. Students will need access to a real periodic table in order to find the information. Once finished, they are great for further study. Continue to add to this page as you continue your study of the periodic table. Have the students keep them in their binder or glue them into their journal. You may even want to display them for awhile on the walls of the classroom.
A picture of a completed project is included as an answer key.
Teacher notes and suggestions are included as well.