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Identify the Element Contest


Publication 10660

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Learning about the elements and their position on the periodic table is an important part of the chemistry curriculum. Make this routine task a little more enjoyable by challenging your students with this Identify the Elements Contest. Simple (and not so simple) clues should help them identify 25 different elements and learn a little more about each element.

To help students identify some of the less familiar elements, provide the list of element symbols, names or atomic numbers as a clue. These sets of clues are included if you wish to use them. The objective of this activity is to gain familiarity with the periodic table and some of the element names and symbols. You can request that the answers be written as the element name, the element symbol or both.