St. Patrick’s Day Science Activity: Periodic Table Decoder


Use the Periodic Table as a “decoder” for St. Patrick’s Day words!

Grades 6 and Up

Fun NO PREP St. Patrick’s Day science activity! Use element atomic numbers and symbols to decode 26 words associated with Saint Patrick’s Day, such as clover, bagpipe, Ireland, etc. Two versions are provided – they have the same 26 words, but one is decorated with pictures and the other isn’t.

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Includes both print and Google Slides options to assign!

Teacher Notes:

  • No prior knowledge of the periodic table is required. Simply point out to students where to find the atomic number and symbol, and you’re good to go!
  • Related NGSS Standard: MS-PS1-1
  • GO PAPERLESS! Use the included digital Google Slides option.
  • A clear and easy-to-read printable periodic table is included with the download.
  • Makes a great sub plan in March.
  • Answer key included.
  • Please note that this St. Patrick’s Day science activity is not editable.
  • Have fun ALL YEAR with our Holidays Periodic Table Decoder Activities Bundle!


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