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Understand the Names and Symbols of Elements

In this worksheet, students will look at the first ten elements in the Periodic Table.

'Understand the Names and Symbols of Elements ' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 7 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Chemistry: Atoms, Elements and Compounds

Curriculum subtopic:   Atoms, Elements and Compounds

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Worksheet Overview

All substances are made up of tiny particles called atoms.


There are over 100 different types of elements, each with its own sort of atom.


an atom


Elements are found on a special chart called the Periodic Table.


Each element has its own unique name and unique symbol.


For example:

The element copper has the symbol Cu.

The element sulfur has the symbol S.

Image of the periodic table


An element is a substance that is made from just one type of atom. It cannot be broken down into any other substance.


If we look at a particle diagram of an element it makes it very easy to tell that it's an element - because all of the atoms in an element are the same colour and size!




Lets have a go at some questions about elements and the periodic table!

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