Abundant Atoms Game - Chemistry Class - Homeschool Science Curriculum

I am super excited to share the Abundant Atoms game with you today! This is the fourth lesson in the homeschool science Chemistry Class I am putting together for elementary and middle school aged students! Click HERE to see all the other lessons too!






Today's lesson is a game to help familiarize your kiddos with the elements on the periodic table! It also emphasizes the most common, or abundant, elements in different locations!

You can begin with a review of the periodic table, or just jump into the game instructions...the review is built into the game also!

I designed this game with kids 4th grade and older in mind. My 6 year old has watched a couple rounds of it, but I don't think she'd be too excited to play. My 9 and 12 year olds have had a great time with it, and are quickly learning the most common elements' symbols!


Supplies: 

The Abundant Atoms Game
(Print it HERE!)

Goals:
At the end of this lesson, students will be able to...
1- Identify the most abundant elements around us.
2- Identify different elements by their symbols.
3- Describe how elements are grouped in the periodic table. (ie, metals, non-metals, transition metals, actinides and lanthanides, and noble gases.



Lesson:

Print the game on cardstock. Cut out the pieces. Read through the instructions with your family. Play it several times--this one is worth repeating!



Review/Final Discussion:

To review, play the game again!

As you play, read the names and symbols of the elements out loud! Also mention the groups as players choose cards to play.

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This is the fourth lesson in my Atoms & Molecules Chemistry Class for homeschoolers!  Click HERE to get the rest!






And if you're looking for more homeschool unit studies, be sure to check out our growing collection here!



Happy Educating,
Carla & the kids who don't sit still!





And if you're looking for more homeschool unit studies, be sure to check out our growing collection here!



Happy Educating,
Carla & the kids who don't sit still!

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