This outrageously fun and EASY idea for making your own periodic table is a great way to introduce kids to the periodic table. In this periodic table activity you will make an edible science project to see how the elements fit together as well as becoming familiar with their names and numbers. Using periodic table fun activities like this chemistry activities is perfect for upper elementary age junior high, and high school students too!
Making Your Own Periodic Table
Who said science wasn’t fun?! We worked on learning the periodic table with a hands-on chemistry activity that was fun and educational too! This simple periodic table activity is perfect for 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade, and 12th grade students as they learn the periodic table! Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this easy making your own periodic table activity that allows kids to create some edible science which making the periodic table.
Periodic Table Activity
To try this periodic table fun activity all you need are a few simple materials:
- periodic table for reference (here is our free printable periodic table)
- graham crackers – we used several boxes of the square ones)
- vanilla frosting – we used pre-made frosting for convenience but you could easily make it by mixing powdered sugar with milk
- food coloring
- black food gel (we used a ready to use tube)
Making your own periodic table activity
Start by tinting your food coloring the different shades represented in your periodic table so that you can see the different classification of elements.
Getting to know the periodic table activity
Spread frosting on the graham crackers to make a frosted cracker for each element in the correct color.
Periodic table fun activities
Use the black food gel to write the element abbreviation and atomic number on the cracker.
Periodic table of elements activity
Continue until you have succeeded in making your own periodic table of elements! How cool is that?!
Learn the periodic table game
Before you eat your edible periodic table, let’s play a couple games to learn the periodic table!
- Quiz yourself to remember the element name based on the abbreviation! Some are easy, while others are tricky because they use latin names
- Have someone remove an element and see if you can figure out which one is missing
- Put serveral of the elements back in order (just take 10 or so at a time)
Using fun, engaging science activities is a great way to keep kids excited about learning while making the material stick! This science activity is so simple, yet so memorable it is sure to leave an impression as your grade 4, grade 5, grade 6, grade 7, grade 8, grade 9, grade 10, grade 11, and grade 12 students learn the periodic table of elements!
Periodic table activity
You may also enjoy these other free printable periodic table activity ideas for kids of all ages!
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