This is a fun (and moderately challenging) crossword puzzle that would serve as an excellent starter, plenary or in-lesson activity for any class about the periodic table. Suitable for GCSE, IGCSE and pre-IB/AS - Level stduents, this crossword tests students’ knowledge of:
1. The meaning of 'group number' and how this relates to reactivity trends
2. How 'group number' relates to outer shell electrons
3. Names of groups in the periodic table
4. Names of elements found in particular groups
5. Real-life scenarios of elements (e.g. iron in red blood cells, silicon in computer chips)
6. Metals and non-metals
7. Alkali metals, noble gases, halogens and transition metals
This is a lot of fun and your kids will love it. If your students have never learnt anything about the periodic table before, then you could provide the students with a summary to help them as they do the puzzle.
In this pack you get a PPTX (which you can edit), a pdf version and a png of the puzzle itself (in case you want to project it on your interactive whiteboard for students to fill in).