Periodic Table For Kids
Periodic Table for Kids - Fun with Science
It is commonly repeated that children learn best when they are having fun - I know I did.
The Periodic Table is an important listing of all the elements and they are listed in order of their atomic number. Wait a moment - I can almost hear you say...atomic what? I think that most of us switch off at just this moment when the word "atomic" is raised, which is such a shame. Merely saying the word A.T.O.M.I.C. means it must be complicated - right? Well no, I don't think it is. Kids can grasp these concepts much easier than we give them credit for. What matters is how we explain it too them. It doesn't have to be so daunting.
Elements are listed in this Table of Elements by the structure of their atoms. So this includes how many protons they have and also how many electrons they have in their outer shell. The table then lists the elements in the order of their atomic number (the number of protons in each elements atoms).
I have selected these, my favorite items due to their unique way of putting across to their young reader what this listing of all the elements is all about. I believe that they introduce the subject in terms that children can understand and will find fun.
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Updated 4th July 2014 p.m.
A great way to remember all the elements - such fun
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For Kids age 7 and above
A double deck of regular playing cards with the Periodic Table Elements. Each card features one element, it has the atomic number, name of the element in English, Spanish and French, the elements mass, its category, melting point and boiling point, period and group,the elements natural state and common usages. A great learning aid for kids of all ages and abilities..
The book commences with an introduction to the arrangement of the table. The first one hundred of the elements are each profiled on a two-page spread. The left-hand side of which features a large color image of the element in its true form. Kids will love this book, the pictures are wonderful and brightly colored.
A video tour of the table - an insight into how the table works.
For kids aged 10 to 15 years
Shows all the elements on a chart with original graphics and spotlights sixty four of the elements for closer examination on single pages or double-page spreads. Placed against a list including an element's symbol, atomic number, atomic weight, color, standard state, and classification, the element introduces itself in one, two, or three fun but informative paragraphs that focus on its qualities and uses.
Leads the reader on a delightful and absorbing journey through time, on the trail of the elements of the Periodic Table. The book introduces its young reader to people like Von Helmont, Boyle, Stahl, Priestly, Cavendish, Lavoisier, and many others, all of whom are diverse in personality and approach, who have laid the groundwork for a search that is still unfolding to this day.
Begins with explanations most suitable to middle school age, while the later chapters are designed for ages 12-13 and up, with a final chapter somewhat more advanced.