Name that element

We’re doing elements and atomic theory in Chemistry right now. Sometimes I give my students worksheets, and sometimes I give them “funsheets.” I tell them that all worksheets are funsheets, but they aren’t convinced yet.

Here’s a funsheet. You may need a periodic table or a list of the elements to help with some of these.

Provide the name for the element:

Clue Element
1. joint between upper and lower leg neon
2. mother’s sister’s cash _________________
3. native of North America _________________
4. to endure hardship or injury _________________
5. where you wash dishes _________________
6. foolish prisoner _________________
7. policeman _________________
8. to press laundry _________________
9. I sit down and eat _________________
10. Yosemite National Park is here _________________
11. Lone Ranger’s horse _________________
12. Canis lupus _________________
13. I am sneezing and have a runny nose. I have a _________________
14. a flower _________________
15. I drink pop, but people in other parts of the country say _________________
16. the Good __________ _________________
17. parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme _________________
18. the chair is on the __________ _________________
19. _______ on the range _________________
20. _______ of Arabia _________________
21. dull chemistry lesson* _________________
22. bile is stored in the ________ bladder _________________
23. European country _________________
24. another European country _________________
25. five cents _________________
26. 50 percent _________________
27. what doctors do _________________
28. what morticians do _________________
29. what cowboys did on horses _________________
30. Carpe diem. _________ the day. _________________

*doesn’t exist in nature

For the answers, continue reading:

Answer key:

Clue Element
1. joint between upper and lower leg neon
2. mother’s sister’s cash antimony
3. native of North America indium
4. to endure hardship or injury sulfur
5. where you wash dishes zinc
6. foolish prisoner silicon
7. policeman copper
8. to press laundry iron
9. I sit down and eat iodine
10. Yosemite National Park is here californium
11. Lone Ranger’s horse silver
12. Canis lupus wolfram
13. I am sneezing and have a runny nose. I have a gold
14. a flower germanium
15. I drink pop, but people in other parts of the country say sodium
16. the Good __________ samarium
17. parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme erbium
18. the chair is on the __________ fluorine
19. _______ on the range holmium
20. _______ of Arabia lawrencium
21. dull chemistry lesson* bohrium
22. bile is stored in the ________ bladder gallium
23. European country francium
24. another European country germanium
25. five cents nickel
26. 50 percent halfnium
27. what doctors do helium, curium
28. what morticians do barium
29. what cowboys did on horses rhodium
30. Carpe diem. _________ the day. cesium

*doesn’t exist in nature


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