Periodic Table Puzzle

Periodic Table Puzzle
Publication Date: July, 2013
Type of Resource: Weblink

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.

Additional Information

The original web pages for this resource was removed in November 2011. This link is to a copy conserved on the Internet Archive's Wayback machine. 

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Chemical Sciences > The atomic structure and properties of elements are used to organise them in... > ACSSU186