Name of teaching resource
Funbrain – Periodic Table Game
Who should it be used with?
The periodical table resource would be best used with a year 8 science class. As part of the year 8 science curriculum students are introduced to chemical sciences and therefore are required to learn the name and symbols presented on the periodical table.
How should it be used?
This activity would be a suitable home work task for students. It could be used as a fun interactive tool to help students practice and learn the chemical elements and symbols and their position on the periodical table. Alternatively, the lesson could be played by students who complete their work early.
Which subject or learning area would it be appropriate to use in?
Identify the strengths of this teaching resource
This resource starts off easy with the introduction of only a few elements and concludes at the hardest level, stage 3, with all elements included. This web site is well designed owing to the fact that if you answer a question correctly the answer board site re-states the answer and question. Alternatively, if you answer incorrectly you are provided with both, the element and symbol for the correct answer and the name of the element and symbol of the incorrect answer you gave. A further benefit of this web site is the additional activity one can play, which requires the player to correctly type and spell the name of the highlighted symbol.
Identify any weakness of this teaching resource
I do not think there are any negatives regarding this site. The web site is easy to access, fun to play and the learning reflects curriculum outcomes.
Australian Curriculum and Repoting Authority. (2012). Science curriculum. Retrieved from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/science/curriculum/f-10?layout=1#cdcode=ACSSU152&level=8
Funbrain. (n.d.). Proton Don [Image]. Retrieved from http://www.funbrain.com/periodic/index.html