I have realized that there are a few areas where I have in the past failed to intentionally teach and practice information with my students. One of those areas is discussing how to read the periodic table for some basic information such as atomic number, average mass, symbol, number of protons, average number of neutrons, electrons in a neutral atom, group #, and period #. All of these items are important! I have always taught them, but assuming this was easy information, I have not always taught them intentionally or required practice.
My solution is this WS. It is a two page (single page if copied front and back) assignment with 24 questions. Nothing fancy, but it provides an avenue for students to practice and make sure they remember some of that basic information!