Greetings fellow teachers. Here is a topic that most (if not all) middle school science teachers have the pleasure of teaching…the Periodic Table of Elements. It’s a great introduction or review of the Periodic Table, its function, parts, and how it’s organized.
Subtopics include an explanation of elements, atoms, protons, neutrons, electrons, nuclei, energy levels, periods, groups, atomic numbers, atomic weights, element symbols, metals, nonmetals, and metalloids.
Included here is a tutorial of the Periodic Table accompanied by questions that check for understanding. At the end, there is a 15-question quiz. Finally, I have included an answer key at the end.
Everything you need to teach or enhance a chemistry unit on the Periodic Table is found within these pages.