This fun activity is a great introductory resource for learning the periodic table of the elements. Students are challenged to identify 3 elements that fit various descriptions, like "find 3 elements that are named after a country" or "find 3 elements whose symbols do not match their name." They respond by filling in tiles just like they appear the chart (atomic number, chemical symbol, atomic mass). Students can complete this scavenger hunt while analyzing a periodic table, preferably one that identifies families and states of matter. Enjoy!