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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