With six potential budding chemists in the house, I’d like to start now getting them exposed to the most foundational tool used in Chemistry: the Periodic Table of the Elements.
I think most of us have at least a cursory knowledge of what this table is, and what it looks like. But how many of those elements can you actually name when you see the sign for them? If you are like me, not many. I can recognize Sodium. And maybe Nitrogen. Hydrogen for sure, and Oxygen. Maybe two others. (Chloride? Is that one? I think so.) That’s about it.
A few years ago, I reviewed Teresa Bondura’s Periodic Table of the Elements Coloring Book, and she lays out a clear case for exposing children of all ages to this foundational piece of modern Chemistry.
I’ve been on a quest to find fun and interactive ways to learn the Periodic Table of the Elements, since my memories of learning it for myself are pretty dismal and include the longest mnemonic device ever. There must be a more effective way. Enter these awesome and fun tools – shower curtain, oh how I love thee!
The download link is in text at the very bottom of this post.
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Periodic Table of the Elements Coloring Book by Teresa Bondura