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    In this activity, students become familiar with the names and symbols of the chemical elements by creating a rap or poem.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • recall the names and symbols of at least 20 elements of the periodic table
    • demonstrate understanding of the structure of the periodic table (rows and groups)
    • explain the meaning of the terms halogen, alkali metal and inert gas

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    A very detailed periodic table offering a huge range of information.

      Published 30 September 2009, Updated 22 November 2013 Referencing Hub articles