Chemistry Scavenger Hunt
Visit the Chemistry Links page at the Kid Zone to find these sites!
Go to http://sciencespot.net/ and click the Kid Zone graphic!
Go to the “Matter” area to find the answers to these questions.
1. Matter is anything occupying _______________ and having ______________; it is the material of the
2. There are three main phases of matter: _____________, ____________, and _____________. There is also
a fourth phase, ______________, but it exists at very high temperatures.
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Go to the “ChemTime Clock” area to find the answers to these questions.
1. All materials, whether solid, liquid or gas, are made of _______________. Atoms are the smallest _______
of ___________. Scientists have found over _______ different kinds of atoms. The many different materials
we encounter are made from _______________________ of these atoms. A material in which all atoms are the
same kind is called an ______________. Therefore, there are over ____ different elements. Each element has
been assigned a number, called its ___________ _____________.
2. Search for information about each element on the Chem Time Clock. Use the chemical symbol to identify
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____ Lightest atom
____ Lightest metal
____ Found in borax
____ Atomic number of 7
____ Major component of air
____ Used in making toothpaste
____ An element in table salt
____ Atomic number of 12
____ Used in “mag” wheels
____ Atomic number of 9
____ Used in laundry detergents
____ First discovered in the sun
____ Beryl, emeralds, and aquamarine
____ Atomic number of 11
____ Diamond and graphite
____ 2nd most abundant element on Earth
____ Atomic number of 3
____ Glows red-orange with electricity
____ Name from Greek word for sun
____ Most common atom in universe
____ Found in buckyballs
____ Atomic number of 2
Go to the “Atoms & Structure” area to find the answers to these questions.