The periodic table of candy: A chemistry lesson plan.

Chemistry Activity – Grades 6-12

Periodic table lesson plan

Which of these things doesn’t belong: Skittles, gummy bears, jelly beans, gum drops, and the periodic table of elements? That’s a trick question at Ward’s World, because in this lesson plan they all go together.

This simple 15-minute activity for middle- and high-schoolers asks students to organize candies according to different properties. As they do, they’ll face some of the same challenges that Dmitri Mendeleev, the Father of the Periodic Table, faced when trying to organize the chemical elements over 150 years ago.

Download lesson

As always, if you have any questions about lesson plans or anything else, just ask the Ward’s Science Plus Us team at sciencehelp@vwr.com. Our in-house scientists and technicians are ready to answer even the toughest inquiries.

Related content:

Chemistry lesson plans

Tube of toothpaste chemistry demo

Previous Article
What is climate change? A middle school lesson plan.
What is climate change? A middle school lesson plan.

Download this lesson plan and immerse your science students in one of the most significant scientific devel...

Next Article
The thorny problem – a Japanese beetle lesson plan.
The thorny problem – a Japanese beetle lesson plan.

Download this easy biology lesson plan and use live beetles to help middle school science students gather, ...

×

Subscribe to get the latest content from Ward's World.

First Name
Last Name
Country
What Subject Do You Teach?
What grade do you teach?
Sign up for special offers and promotions
You're in! Thanks for subscribing.
Error - something went wrong!