Chemistry Scavenger Hunt Name
Visit the Chemistry Links page at the Kid Zone to find these sites!
Go to and click the Kid Zone graphic!
Go to the “Matter” area to find the answers to these questions.
1. Matter is anything occupying
space and having mass; it is the
material of the
2. There are three main phases of matter: gases, liquids, and solids. There is also
a fourth phase,
plasma, but it exists at very high temperatures.
Science Is Fun 2
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. Atoms are
the smallest
bits of mater . Scientists have found over 100 different kinds of atoms. The many
different materials we encounter are made from
combinations of these atoms. A material in
which all atoms are the same kind is called an
element. Therefore, there are over 100 different
elements. Each element has been assigned a number, called its
atomic number.
2. Search for information about each element on the Chem Time Clock. Use the chemical
symbol to identify each element.

T. Trimpe 2001 -
Lightest atom-
Lightest metal-lithium
Found in borax-boron
Atomic number of 7-nitrogen
Major component of air-nitrogen
Used in making toothpaste-fluorine
An element in table salt-sodium
Atomic number of 12-magnesium
Used in “mag” wheels-magnesium
Atomic number of 9-fluorine
Used in laundry detergents-boron
First discovered in the sun-helium
Beryl, emeralds, and aquamarine-beryllium
Atomic number of 11-sodium
Diamond and graphite-carbon
2nd most abundant element on Earth-???
Atomic number of 3-lithium
Glows red-orange with electricity-neon
Name from Greek word for sun-helium
Most common atom in universe-Hydrogen