Periodic Table Educational Resources for Ages 6-11

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Science Activities for the Classroom

Elementary school teachers can use these activities to enrich the study of many different science topics in the elementary curriculum. Topics are aligned with curriculum for physical science, earth and space science, and some life science.

Elementary Classroom Activities

Browse a list of curated classroom activities by the American Association of Chemistry Teachers.

Inquiry in Action

Science lessons about matter for K-5 students and teachers that align with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and help students see science and chemistry in everyday life.

Explore Science: Let's do Chemistry Digital Activities and Training Kit

The Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry kit is designed to stimulate interest, sense of relevance, and feelings of self-efficacy about chemistry among public audiences.

Adventures in Chemistry

This dynamic website for young children offers hands-on activities; online games and articles to help children better understand everyday chemistry.

Chemistry – It’s Elemental

Química- ¡es Elemental! (Español)

In this edition of Celebrating Chemistry, explore atoms and the periodic table, go on an element scavenger hunt around your home, and try your hand at an elemental word search.

Secret Science of Braces

Students learn the history of braces, what makes them strong, the metal’s atomic structure and much more in this article.

Outer Space Molecule Chase

Guide Linus—a lab rat—through mazes on different levels to escape Space Station Seven, go to an asteroid, and save the world! Linus has a futuristic molecular replicator to create common substances that will help him overcome obstacles on each level.

ACS International Chemistry Festivals

The Chemistry Festival, or “Festival de Química,” is a community event where chemistry professionals, professors, teachers, and students use hands-on activities to demonstrate and emphasize the importance of chemistry in our everyday life.

Meet the Moles

Explore the adventures of Avi, Professor Molenium, and Meg A. Mole, the American Chemical Society's mascots.

Download an Updated Periodic Table from ACS Publications

Is the periodic table hanging in your lab, classroom, or office woefully out of date? Replace that old relic with a free updated periodic table from ACS Publications! 

Safety in the Elementary Science Classroom

This booklet is designed to assist elementary science teachers with one of the special aspects of teaching science—creating a safe experimental environment for students.

Celebrating Chemistry

Celebrating Chemistry is designed to engage and educate children (Grades 4-6) in the basic principles of chemistry and are available in both English and Spanish. Most editions are aligned with either National Chemistry Week (NCW) or Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) and contain articles, experiments, and puzzles based on each year’s themes.