Teachers spend a ridiculous amount of time creating content for their units. One solution for this time crunch is a content sharing site called Teachers Pay Teachers. While I have left the world of secondary education, I do enjoy using my graphic design knowledge to make resources that I think others will find helpful. One popular chemistry activity is making a classroom periodic table. The problem: creating all of those element cards in a Word processor is a time sucking nightmare.
Solution: this pdf containing the entire periodic table, instructions on every page for each student, and labels.
A view of the pages:
Labels at the end:
I also felt there was a lack of good, scientifically detailed atom worksheets. Notice this one comes complete with labeled electron shells:
I made a few variations of this worksheet to accommodate varying levels of Chemistry and included the graphics for teachers to use in other ways.
If you are a chemistry teacher and are in need of some specific scientific illustrations for you classroom, let me know. If I think it is something others will enjoy, I will make the content and send you a free version for your input.