Use these Sortify Discussion Starters to help students reflect on their learning during and after the Sortify: Elements of Periodic Table game, and expand the discussion to how game play relates to real life.

  • What strategies did you use when choosing your bucket labels?

  • How did you decide which bucket to place your tiles in when there was more than one option?

  • Which tiles were the most difficult to sort? Why?

  • Why do you think the ‘reducing agent’ and ‘oxidizing agent’ buckets were worth the most points?
  • Were there any bucket labels that were confusing to you? How did you figure it out?

  • What other ways could you sort the elements of the periodic table?

  • If you could create 5 additional tiles to include in the game, what would they be?