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How the Periodic Table Really Looks Activity

I created this How the Periodic Table Really Looks Activity a few years ago when I was teaching chemistry. I wanted my chemistry students to understand that our modern day periodic table is structured the way it is because we want it to print nicely and be easily readable. To help illustrate what the periodic …

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Odd One Out Chemistry Activity

I created this odd one out chemistry activity to give my students practice determining how the placement of an element on the periodic table tells us about how an element will likely behave. For this activity, students were given three elements to locate on the periodic table. Based on these locations, they had to determine …

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How to Read the Periodic Table Poster

I created this periodic table poster several years ago. I used it both when I taught physical science and chemistry. Here’s what it looked like in my classroom: You might also be interested in my How to Read the Periodic Table foldable I created for my students’ interactive notebooks. Free Download of How to Read …

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Periodic Table of Mistakes Dry Erase Activity

Earlier this week, one of the science teachers I follow on Twitter retweeted an activity posted by AACT.  The activity was called The Periodic Table of Mistakes.  At first glance, it looks like a regular periodic table, but there are actually 25 mistakes hidden within the table. I right clicked on the image and selected …

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Periodic Table License Plate Project

I recently assigned my physical science students a “Periodic Table License Plate Project.”  This is not an original idea.  I found it posted online here. Of course, I had to retype the instructions myself.  As soon as I gave my students the instructions to the project, they began eagerly searching their periodic tables to see …

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