Periodic Table shooting gallery.
The periodic table in a shooting gallery game. Shoot the correct chemical symbols and score points with a bonus for speed. Get into the high score tables, either the private one for your computer or the public one with high scores from players around the world.
The periodic table is divided into horizontal lines called periods. Each game highlights one of the nine period lines so you can think of periods as levels of the game. Once the line is highlighted you are able to start the game. At the top of the screen you are shown an element name. You have an air gun, like at a fun fair, and your mission is to correctly hit the element symbol name on the line of the periodic table. A cross hairs aimer is shown and follows the mouse pointer. Just place the aimer over the element symbol you believe matches the element name and left mouse click to fire. If it is correct the element symbol will spin and you will receive 100 points. A bonus is also available depending on how quickly you hit the correct symbol. The bonus value is shown on the left and decreases the longer you take. If you make a mistake, the correct symbol and atomic number is show with the element name. Once you have correctly hit all the symbols you get two choice buttons. You can play the Next Period or Try Period Again.
Game Categories: Attention and focusing
, Grade 6-8
, Visual-spatial skills
Specific Skills Addressed: chemistry
, Long Term Memory
, periodic table
, Response Inhibition
, Visual Discrimination
Periodic Table challenges players to identify the names of elements, one period at a time. Players can play in order of periods, or choose a specific period to play.
This game doesn't teach, it evaluates knowledge already obtained. There are no hints or help system within the game if players get stuck, so they really need to be comfortable with the information before playing.
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