||Use the following "spelling contest"
as a test of mental quickness and scientific knowledge.
||To help students relate chemical symbols
to the names of the elements and their location on the periodic table
||Teams of up to four.
- Use the periodic table to construct as many words as possible
from combinations of chemical symbols.
- If a symbol consists of two letters (for example, the symbol
for Lithium is Li) you must use both letters. In a two-letter
symbol, however, the capital letter may be counted as lower case.
- You cannot add sulfur to the end of any word simply to make
that word plural.
- 1 point for each word up to 6 letters.
- 3 points for each word with 7, 8 letters.
- 7 points for each word with 9 or more letters.
- 10 points for the longest word, and 2 points bonus for words
that have to do with SCIENCE.
||Youth Science Foundation Science Olympics