Periodic table and reactivity teaching resources

Worksheets and lesson ideas to challenge students to think about the periodic table, halogens and reactivity (GCSE and Key Stage 3)

Students really enjoy learning about the periodic table. Understanding how the elements are arranged and being able to explain trends down groups and across periods is incredibly satisfying and allows students to apply their chemical knowledge. It is important that you choose your periodic table carefully when you first teach this topic. Have a look in your specification to see which periodic table your exam board uses. The University of Nottingham hosts a fantastic collection of periodic table videos.

  1. Reactivity or physical change 
  2. Reactivity of metals 
  3. Group 1 metals
  4. Extraction of metals
  5. Redox reactions
  6. Halogens
  7. Tests for ions 

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