This is Chemistry 101, and a lot of people have asked me if its possible to teach kids all about the basics of elements to kids. I didn’t believe that until I came across this kid-friendly Periodic Table via social media.
If you look closely, this version of Periodic Table is waaaaay different from what we used to have in school! This definitely is eye-catching (point of view of kids) and way more fun!
I changed the description of each element to save ink, and then I glue them at the back for a handy reference and for Mavi to read.
So here are the things we discussed during the presentation:
- What are elements? What are compound elements?
- Identify the solid, liquid and gaseous elements in the Periodic Table.
- Identify the metal and non-metal (or organic).
- Identify the elements that can be found in your home.
- Name your favourite element, why? Draw it in the journal (yes Mavi keeps a journal!).
So here are the things at home that contains the elements in the Periodic Table. Most of them are not “pure” or they are in compound state.
Here’s a closer look on Mavi’s work. He had sooooo much fun finding these! He tasted and smell some of them!
And, what more is that I presented that some of these elements (and minerals) are found and needed by the body! Such as this iron supplement of Mommy :D So now, whenever he sees vitamins in the pharmacy, he’ll check the contents and identify the elements on it :D
Such a fun way presenting this to kids, and to myself too! Enlightening!Get your copy of the periodic table here
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