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  • In this activity, students become familiar with symbols of the chemical elements by creating them using letters from a phrase or sentence.

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

    • recognise element symbols
    • correctly link element symbols with element names and vice versa
    • demonstrate element recognition through symbol and name for at least 20 elements.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do.
      Published 30 September 2009, Updated 22 November 2013 Referencing Hub articles
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