Wednesday, March 16, 2011

5 Periodic Table Games

Sheppard Software offers hundreds of free online games and quizzes for all grade levels and most content areas. I reviewed Sheppard Software a few years ago, but was reminded of it this evening by reading one of Dianne Krause's blog posts that linked to the Periodic Table games on Sheppard Software.

Sheppard Software offers five periodic table games that escalate in difficulty as students progress through each level. Each game asks students to identify elements by name and or atomic number. The easiest game asks students to click on the named element on th periodic table. In the easy level each element's name is pronounced for the player. The harder games ask students to identify elements just by their atomic numbers.

Applications for Education
There is debate as to whether or not students should have to memorize the periodic table. Whether you think that's right or wrong to have students do that, there are still lots of schools that make that a curriculum requirement. If that is the case in your school, the Sheppard Software periodic table games could be useful study tools for your chemistry students.