Chemistry can be an overwhelming subject. Help make it a little less intimidating with this handy printable. A periodic table worksheet is a helpful tool in those upper science classes. These free Period Table of the Elements Cheat Sheets give your high school student key information about the elements at a glance.
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Periodic Table Worksheet and Cheat Sheets for Science
Periodic table worksheets and a periodic table cheat sheet are a useful tool for students that are beginning to take Chemistry. The table of elements will need to be referenced often in upper level science classes and chemistry lesson plans.
It is very important to remember and understand what all of the letters and numbers mean. This can be overwhelming and a little complicated at first, but with the proper tools your kids will be able to better understand and apply what they are learning.
What is the Periodic Table of Elements?
The periodic table of chemical elements is also called the table of elements. Scientists use the periodic table to quickly get information they need about an element such as: atomic mass and chemical properties and symbols.
The different elements are listed in the table by the structure of their atoms. Elements are listed in the order of their atomic number, which is how many protons are in each atom. The number of electrons in an atom equals the atomic number of an element. The number of electrons and the number of protons in an element are the same.
When is the Periodic Table taught in school?
The Periodic Table of Elements is normally introduced in middle school in the 6th – 8th grades. This is where students begin to learn about the basics of chemistry. They will learn about the atomic structure and what makes up different atoms.
10 Fun Facts About the Periodic Table
Here are 10 fun facts that you many not know about the periodic table. Fun facts are great to share with your kids and get them excited about what they are learning.
- Hydrogen (H) is the first element on the table.
- There are 118 elements on the periodic table. Of all of these, 20 of the elements are man made.
- Technetium (TC) is the first artificial element.
- The periodic table gets its name because the rows in the table are called periods.
- The planet Uranus got its name from the element Uranium.
- Einstein’s name was given to the element called Einsteinium.
- Dmtri Mendeleyev was a Russian scientist who first presented the table in 1869.
- The table of elements is mostly comprised of metal. There are 90 metals in the periodic table.
- The elements on the table are arranged to increase in order of atomic number.
- Oganesson (OG) is the last element on the table.
Using Periodic Table Worksheets and Cheat Sheets
Could you use an easy, no-prep way to drill and review the periodic table? Worksheets and cheat sheets can be a great addition to your science curriculum.
This Periodic Table of Elements: Printable Pack offers a compact way to help students memorize key information without the need to flip through textbooks to find it all. There are 94 pages of resources in this pack.
Books and Games to Help Teach the Periodic Table
You know how much we love utilizing games and books to make learning fun. These are some great options to supplement your science lessons.
Periodic Table Flash Cards – These flashcards will give your children a fun and interactive way to learn about chemistry.
Subatomic: An Element Building Game – This is a card drafting strategy board game for ages 14 and up. Are your teens play they will gain so much knowledge about atoms and elements.
Periodic: A Game of the Elements – This is another fun strategy board game for ages 10 and up that will help teach the chemistry behind the structures and properties of the periodic table.
The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry – If your children like cartoons then this book will be a great addition to your homeschool library. Use this guide to learn about the history and basics of chemistry, including the periodic table, with simple, clear and sometime funny illustrations.
The Elements Book – A visual encyclopedia of the periodic table is the perfect guide to teach your children about the 118 elements on the table of elements.
FREE Periodic Table of the Elements Cheat Sheets
We have created another amazing resource for you that is completely free. Each page of the FREE Periodic Table of the Elements Cheat Sheets is illustrated with the full periodic table. Next, the elements are broken down into class, with each class on its own table. All 10 classes are included:
- alkali metals
- alkali earth metals
- transition metals
- other metals
- noble gases
The table for each class includes the name, atomic number, and chemical symbol of each element. If students get stumped trying to remember if fluorine is F or FL, they’ll be able to find the answer quickly and easily.
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These FREE Periodic Table of the Elements Cheat Sheets are great for student planners or student binders. You can create a science section in your binder for your children to flip to when they need a little extra help.
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