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.

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