Learn Symbols of Elements

You can use this webpage either as a quiz (select game) or to look up information (select look up). You can have all the elements, or part of them - usually a line of the periodic table. You can also select the order of the lists of symbols and elements, atomic number, alphabetic or random.

To look up name or symbol, click the one that you know, and the other will appear. You may need to alter the order to find what you want - alphabetic is probably the easiest.

To play the game, select the range of elements that you want. Set the order of one of the lists to random, and the other to either alphabetic or atomic number. Then work your way down the randon list. Click on one of these, then click on the appropriate entry in the other list. When both boxes match, the element and its symbol will be removed from these lists and put at the bottom of the page. This means that the lists get shorter and shorter. When you have found the last match, you can select a different element range, or look up information, or even click on New game if you didn't do very well, and want another go!