Joely decided she wanted to learn about chemistry this year, so I did some research and purchased Christian Kids Explore Chemistry. We're liking it so far, and she's learning alot.
However, I'm not liking the flashcard method of learning the element names. So I've come up with a different method for her, hopefully one that will be even more effective. And as usual, I couldn't find exactly what I wanted online, so I made up my own and I'm making it available to my readers as a free download.
About the Worksheet Set
The set of worksheets includes a printable, color-coded periodic table of the elements and an alphabetical list of the elements. The other 10 pages are different versions of the chart in black and white that allow the student to learn the element names, chemical symbols, and atomic numbers in different ways.
Some of the worksheets have the element names removed, or the chemical symbols, or both. And there's even a version that has no atomic number, symbol, or name — the student has to fill out everything!
I've also made the worksheets for two different learning levels. Half the worksheets cover all the known elements (for older students), but the other half cover only the 40 most common elements (for younger or beginning chemistry students).
You're welcome to download the Periodic Table of the Elements set of worksheets for your personal use. Please do not redistribute it.
Download the Periodic Table of the Elements worksheet set HERE
Some Tips for Using the Worksheets
- Have your student use colored pencils to color-code the black and white version of the full chart. They'll be coloring the different classifications of elements, such as halogens, transition metals, etc. There's a color key at the bottom of each page they can fill in. Students can color-code any of the black and white charts.
- For nonmetals, students should circle the entire nonmetals group since some of the elements in the group also belong to halogens and noble gases.
- For the worksheets with the element names missing, have your students use a separate piece of paper to write their answers. They'll need to write down the atomic number and then the full element name next to it. At first, you may want to use the alphabetical list of the elements so the students know how to spell each word.
- Laminate the fill-in-the-blank worksheets (or put them in plastic page protectors) and use dry erase markers to fill in the answers. That way the worksheets can be reusable!
Lynn E. says
Quick question after I say, HOW AWESOME these are 🙂 ok so for the Q…..I'm a very non science kind of person and don't know much about the chemistry part. At the bottom of your post you talk about circling the nonmetals group but it says to do that at the bottom of every page. IS that to be done on every page? Thanks! I have really enjoyed your resources and thank you so much for all you provide. It is truly a blessing, especially since I am new to homeschooling 🙂
@Lynn E., I put that Color Key and the circled nonmetals at the bottom of every b/w page, but it certainly doesn't have to be used every time. It's just available for when you want the child to color the classifications. Hope that makes sense.
Lynn E. says
Ah! Ok I see now 🙂 Thank you!
Wow- you are so sweet to make this available. I really like your style of teaching with this type of worksheet. Thank you!
you are continually awesome and generous. thank you very much!
Candice L Davis says
Thanks for this! It will be helpful for my 12 year old, but also for me. I'm going back to school and taking Chemistry next semester.
Thank you so much for these printables!! This is exactly what I was looking for.
I found this while searching for a project on the periodic table. The site looks great and is going into my favorites! Thank you for the worksheets.
Your printables – LOVE them! Where were you when I was teaching 7th grade physical science years ago and would take white-out to the periodic tables that came with the text book?! The only addition I wish you had is the atomic mass, then I could uses them in my AP Chem class now.
Kerry E says
Thank you so much for this, our 10 year Old daughter thinks it's wonderful!
Thanks so much for publishing. Some additional elements have been named… Here's an article on 114 and 116. Check out https://www.llnl.gov/news/newsreleases/2012/May/NR-12-05-07.html.
I just wanted to thank you for the FREE printables! They are just what I was hoping to find. Excellent job.