Now that our kids are getting older, they are becoming more interested in Chemistry. Learning the Periodic Table of Elements is a helpful tool, though memorising all the unique symbols and atomic numbers of over 100 elements may seem tricky at first.
The Periodic Table of Elements
The periodic table of elements places elements into groups with similar properties and how they relate to one another. This table is a useful tool for scientists, chemists, and nanotechnologists.
Each element on the Periodic Table has four parts that you will likely need to remember:
- The name of the element
- The symbol of the element which is usually formed from one or two letters. These are usually the large letters in the boxes.
- The atomic number is the number above the symbol that tells how many protons the element has. The periodic table is arranged numerically according to this number.
- The average size of an atom is show by the atomic weight which is the number below the symbol.
There are many ways in which to learn and memorise the Periodic Table. We have a Periodic Table of Elements puzzle which we have completed and are looking at gluing to a piece of board to hang it on the wall. This is a great visual for the kids to refer to.
Periodic Table of Elements Cards
Using flashcards and note booking pages are a couple of ways that may help you.
In the Periodic Table of Elements Card Pack, you will receive two versions of cards, the ones pictured above and the ones pictured below. There are cards for all 118 elements in both sets.
With these cards, I have printed them out and laminated them and are holding them together with a binder ring on the top right hand corner, so as to not punch a hole through any of the information. When we need a look at the whole table, we use the puzzle above or a one-sheet page that I found on sciencenotes.org.
You can download the Periodic Table of Elements Cards by clicking the link below:
Periodic Table of Elements Notebooking Pages
These Periodic Table of Elements Notebooking Pages are great for those who want to research each of the elements. They allow children to take the time to learn all the characteristics about each individual element.
You can download the Periodic Table of Elements Notebooking Pages by clicking the link below:
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