Periodic Table Task CardsQuick View

Periodic Table Task Cards

These task cards are a great way for students to improve their skills and knowledge of the periodic table of the elements This product contains 24 cards with multiple choice questions about the periodic table. A recording sheet and an answer key are included. Blank cards are also included for questions to be added, if wanted. The same 24 cards are also available as open ended questions.
Elements to Atoms and the Periodic TableQuick View

Elements to Atoms and the Periodic Table

2-3 engaging lessons that make learning the periodic table more accessible. Ideal for low to middle ability groups. Students begin with finding the location of elements in the periodic table using the grid references (print 2 slides per sheet to keep costs low and have couple of examples of elements to hand - Zinc, Copper, Carbon, Aluminium). Students then learn about the structure of atoms and link this to the layout of the periodic table. Students finish by drawing atoms and consolidating learning through a game of Atom Trumps.
History of the periodic tableQuick View

History of the periodic table

Leads the students through the development of the periodic table from Newland's to Mendeleev's. Links to YouTube video that explains Mendeleev's discovery. Differentiated questions to help students understanding. Final task introduces the students to trends and helps them to see first hand how the table is used.


Worksheets and PPT : Aimed at KS3 as introduction to the information on the periodic table and what the table tells us about an element. Includes introduction to structure of atom, linked to the numerical data on periodic table. includes starter, plenary and body.
Periodic Table KS3 SOWQuick View

Periodic Table KS3 SOW

Full 7 lesson Periodic Table SOW. Aimed at a low ability Y8 set. All lessons planned in 6-part lesson format. Lesson 1 - Introduction to the periodic table Lesson 2 - History of the periodic table Lesson 3 - Groups and periods Lesson 4 - Metals and non-metals Lesson 5 - Group 1 Lesson 6 - Group 7 Lesson 7 - Group 0 Most resources my own though some resources may be adapted from other sources, including Activate and TES. Feedback appreciated.
The Periodic Table GCSE ChemistryQuick View

The Periodic Table GCSE Chemistry

Presentation outlining the key specification points for AQA GCSE Chemistry on the topic of the periodic table. Perfect for use as a lesson and clear presentation ensures students remember key points of information for the exam. No gimmicks, walls of text, crazy formatting, comic sans or unnecessary time-wasting animations. Just concise bullet points and diagrams. Suitable for both higher and foundation tier. *Early periodic table and development *Introduction to periodic table *Alkali metals *Transition metals *Halogens For more great GCSE teaching and revision resources which will save you hours, visit
Create  a model - Interactive foldable periodic tableQuick View

Create a model - Interactive foldable periodic table

Instructions and template to create a foldable interactive periodic table to engage your learners. This can be differentiated/ extended to encourage more stretch and challenge and it also includes extra support for your lower ability students. the teacher document contains instructions and the student sheet gives instructions and further research questions which students can fill in SEE MY OTHER RESOURCES PREMIUM + FREE IN MY TES SHOP
Atomic structure and the Periodic TableQuick View

Atomic structure and the Periodic Table

A fun and engaging lesson (consisting of 22 slides) which guides students on how to use the atomic and mass numbers to work out the number of the sub-atomic particles. The progress of the students is checked in a number of ways, including a round of the Quiz show "Take me Out" to see whether students can match up the atoms based on descriptions of their particles!
Periodic Table REVISIONQuick View

Periodic Table REVISION

A fun and highly engaging lesson presentation (67 slides) and associated worksheets that uses differentiated exam questions (with answers) and competitions to allow students to test themselves on the groups of the Periodic Table. The competitions are designed in a series of rounds at a QUIZ night and include "Crack the Code", "Periodic Table Bingo" and "Blockbusters". There are exam questions included which are differentiated three ways (circles = highest ability, squares = middle ability, stars = lower ability). Students will thoroughly enjoy being able to test their knowledge of the Alkali metals, Halogens, Noble Gases and Transition metals as well as the organisation of the table and be able to recognise any areas which need further attention before an assessment. This lesson has been designed for GCSE students.
Development of the Periodic TableQuick View

Development of the Periodic Table

An interesting lesson presentation (25 slides) that explores how Dmitri Mendeleev used his farsighted version of the Periodic Table to change the properties of some already discovered elements and predict properties of those which had not yet been discovered. The lesson begins with a fun activity challenging the students to come up with the names of the "Men" in the mirror, basically Gregor Mendel and Dmitri Mendeleev. Moving forwards students will learn how the versions published in 1869 and 1871 differed. There is a focus on his predictions about eka-aluminium and how these were proved to be accurate upon the discovery of Gallium. Links are made to the development of the atom with reference to the discovery of protons and the atomic number. There are regular progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding and there is a set homework included in the lesson. This lesson has been designed for GCSE students but is highly suitable for use with KS3 students who are studying the table and for early A level students who need a recap
groups and periods in the Periodic TableQuick View

groups and periods in the Periodic Table

worksheets that useful as an introduction to groups and periods in the periodic table for both Ks3 and KS4 it looks at names and properties of elements in Group 1 (alkali metals) Group 2( alkali earth metals), group 7 (halogen) group 0 (noble/ inert gases).
The Periodic TableQuick View

The Periodic Table

These activities are designed for used as a starter or plenary in a Science lesson and are intended to extend and reinforce students knowledge of the Periodic table. The full presentation contains 10 challenges and 23 slides. For maximum effect they should be used on an interactive board or large screen display. There is also the potential for use as meaningful task in a cover or non-specialist lesson.
Edexcel CC4a Elements and The Periodic TableQuick View

Edexcel CC4a Elements and The Periodic Table

CC4a lesson from the new Edexcel Science GCSE looking at Elements and the Periodic Table. Including; how elements are sorted in the periodic table, what Mendeleev did and predicting properties of elements.
History of the periodic tableQuick View

History of the periodic table

A lesson on the history of the periodic table including recall questions from previous lesson. The timeline of the history of the periodic table can be done through the use of ipads or the card sort task attached. The video clip I used to explain Mendeleev's periodic table was the Ted Ed video: The plenary task was created after an observation of a maths lesson with the idea of assessing learning of the periodic table through a colour by numbers task (as prior to this lesson they learnt about the modern periodic table, including groups and periods). The finished image will be a dragon.
Periodic table revision worksheetQuick View

Periodic table revision worksheet

This revision sheet covers the periodic table: the arrangement of the elements, properties of the different groups (noble gases, halogens, alkali metals, metals, non metals) and how the periodic table was developed.
NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry (2016) - Mendeleev & the Periodic tableQuick View

NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry (2016) - Mendeleev & the Periodic table

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Chemistry GCSE, particularly the 'Atomic Structure & Periodic Table' SoW. For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: The lesson starts with a video about Mendeleev and the development of the periodic table, pupisl should answer questions alongside watching this video. After this work has been self-assessed pupils will be given an information sheet in pairs, this can be tag read as a class for lower ability pupils. Using this information pupils will need to answer a set of questions, they can complete these tasks in their book and once finished this work can be self-assessed using the answers provided. The next part of the lesson focuses on metals vs. non-metals, pupils will be introduced to the idea that the periodic table is split into two groups and will then need to use a poster activity to summarise the differences in properties between these two groups. Once this work has been self-assessed, pupils will then be given another set of information about different types of metals and pupils will use this information to complete a worksheet. The plenary activity is a an exit card where pupils will need to summarise what they have learnt by writing down three key words, one fact and one question on a piece of paper which can be handed to the teacher as they leave. All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - 'Atomic Structure & the Periodic Table' lessonsQuick View

NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - 'Atomic Structure & the Periodic Table' lessons

This bundle of resources contains 10 whole lessons, along with all additional resources, which meet all learning outcomes within the 'Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table' unit for the NEW AQA Chemistry Specification. Lessons include: 1. Atoms, elements, compounds & mixtures 2. Chemical reactions & equations 3. Separating mixtures 4. The structure of the atom 5. The development of the atomic model 6. Electronic configuration 7. Mendeleev and the periodic table 8. Group 1: The alkali metals 9. Group 7: The halogens 10. Group 0: The noble gases The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, mid-lesson progress checks, exam questions and extra challenge tasks and more than two opportunities, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
Periodic table introductionQuick View

Periodic table introduction

Using fictional facebook profiles of Mendeleev and Laviousier to complete a literacy task introducing the periodic table
Periodic Table Unit SummaryQuick View

Periodic Table Unit Summary

A revision/summary sheet for the Year 8 Activate SOW. Covers the periodic table, metals, non-metals and Groups 1,7&0.