Periodic Table of Elements Choice Assignment Activity

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Engage your students while they are learning about the periodic table of elements using printable AND digital choice assignments. This teaching activity includes nine different print and digital activity options for your students to use to demonstrate their knowledge of the elements, what the periodic table of elements is, and how to use it.

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This activity includes:

  • Teacher sheets: Sneak peek into my classroom - explains how I used this with my own students. Also includes a summary of each activity.
  • Teacher instructions: Gives digital links for the student choice menu as well as each individual activity. YES! This can be distributed through your secure learning management system such as Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, etc.
  • Student choice sheet: allows students to choose three assignments to demonstrate their knowledge of the periodic table of elements.
  • Templates and/or graphic organizers that walks students through creating their final product for each of the 9 activities.
  • Rubric to assess students.

Students will have fun while they:

  • Demonstrate their understanding of how to use the periodic table
  • Research elements that are listed on the table
  • Practice locating and identifying elements through periods, groups, symbol, atomic number, mass, metals, non-metals

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.
Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).


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