This assignment is great to use as a basic introduction to the Periodic Table of Elements. We all know the first time students work with the table it can be very confusing for them so this worksheet eases them into it by allowing them to work with chemical symbols and rows/columns.
The front side of the worksheet is a crossword puzzle where chemical symbols are provided. Students use their Periodic Table to locate the symbol and write the name of the correct element in the grid.
The back side of the worksheet is an introduction to columns and rows as students identify which element resides at what column and row location on the Periodic Table.
This worksheet is provided as an MS-Word document so you can modify it to fit your class. The crossword is a static image and cannot be changed.
A free version of the Periodic Table of Elements is also attached with the assignment.