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ACTIVITY in Density, Chemical Change, Elements, Physical Change, Periodic Table, Review, Matter, Mixtures. Last updated January 29, 2024.


In this activity, students will complete a crossword puzzle by solving each clue that is related to a basic, yet fundamental chemistry topic.

Grade Level

Elementary and Middle School


By the end of this activity, students should be able to

  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental chemistry topics.

Chemistry Topics

This activity supports students’ understanding of

  • Matter
  • Density
  • Mixtures
  • Physical Properties
  • Chemical Properties
  • Elements


Teacher Preparation: minimal

Lesson: 15 - 20 minutes


  • Crossword puzzle & clues


  • No specific safety precautions need to be observed for this activity.

Teacher Notes

  • This crossword puzzle is a good way to highlight the chemistry content in an elementary science classroom.
  • Depending on the ability level of the students, the puzzle could be made more difficult by eliminating the word bank, or by adding more terms to the word bank to act as distractors.
  • This crossword puzzle could also be used at the middle school level, during a physical science class.
  • An answer key document has been provided for teacher reference.

Chemistry Crossword