ADD TO COLLECTION
  • Add to new collection
  • CANCEL

    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

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do.

    Related content

    The Science Learning Hub team has curated a collection of resources related to the periodic table of elements. Login to make this collection part of your private collection, just click on the copy icon. You can then add additional content, notes and make other changes. Registering an account for the Science Learning Hubs is easy and free – sign up with your email address or Google account. Look for the Sign in button at the top of each page.

    Useful link

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

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