Desktop games are a great way to stimulate interest and motivate kids. Here you will find links to an assortment of interactive games and activities from the Internet for use in your classroom. They cover this topic and can be used in a computer lab, on an interactive whiteboard, or on individual computer systems. There are a variety of skill levels in these activities.
Flash, Java, Shockwave, QuickTime or other interactive plug-ins may be required. Each individual site will advise you as to the needs, as necessary.
Be a Virtual Chemist
Create up to 300 virtual compounds and reactions by playing GoReact, using the interactive periodic table from the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. As you do, you'll be amazed at what you discover about the chemistry in the world around you.
Compounds in Space
In Outer Space Molecule Chase, go through mazes on different levels to escape the damaged space station and save the world. On each level, collect different atoms to make compounds that will overcome obstacles and allow you to escape.