Elements and the Periodic Table Vocabulary

Updated: 7/31/2017
Elements and the Periodic Table Vocabulary
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Periodic Table Lesson Plans

Periodic Table of Elements

Lesson Plans by Oliver Smith

All matter is made from just over 100 different types of atoms, which when combined, can make millions of different substances. These types of atoms are known as elements. The periodic table is a simple chart which orders all known elements in order of atomic number. It's often the first thing students are introduced to during any chemistry-adjacent class, and while it can look overwhelming, it doesn't have to be! These activities are designed to make it fun and easy for students to master the periodic table with the help of visual aids.


Elements and the Periodic Table

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Elements and the teaching Periodic Table Vocabulary activities

Storyboard Text

  • PERIOD
  • GROUP
  • ELEMENT
  • A horizontal row in the periodic table is called a period.
  • A vertical column in the periodic table is called a group.
  • An element is a substance made of one type of atom.
  • COMPOUND
  • O
  • C
  • O
  • Elements and the Periodic Table
  • PERIODIC TABLE
  • A compound is a substance made of two or more types of atoms chemically bonded together.
  • The periodic table is a chart of all the known elements in order of increasing atomic number.