My ninth grader has started studying the elements/periodic table in her Integrated Science book.
Here are a few resources I found for learning the names and symbols of the elements.
Simple text web based flashcards to learn the symbols and names of the elements.
Also included at this link are other activities such as a fill in the blank activity, crossword puzzle, matching exercise, hangman, unscramble. Note: For a few elements, the first letter is not capitalized, but other than that, they seemed ok.
Flashcards, games, such as those listed above such as unscramble, concentration, hangman, and even has a balancing equation activity.