periodic table

Periodic Table Puzzle

This online resource created by the CSIRO details an activity where students can learn how the periodic table was originally created and arranged.

Students are given 16 imitation elements, each of which have 5 different symbols (letters, numbers or shapes). The task involves students arranging the elements into columns and rows so that each has symbols (properties) in common.

The web page provides a worksheet and instructions for the activity.

Interactive Periodic Table

Two sets of slides based around the periodic table. One is about atoms and the periodic table and one focuses more on the electronic structure of atoms. Each set of slides has an interactive multiple choice test to check learning which gives instant feedback and comments if students choose an incorrect answer.


It is housed on the BBC Bitesize website which is designed to support GCSE science courses in the UK. No login required.

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