After completing the anatomy study in Classical Conversations Cycle 3, it’s time to start learning the Periodic Table of Elements! Science is one of the most important subjects you can teach in homeschool for a variety of reasons. If you’re raising your child with a Christian worldview, they need to understand what they will be battling against and they need to learn it from a Christian perspective. Your children will be enticed with a secular worldview daily and they must learn how to defend their beliefs.
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Learning the elements is just another way to better prepare your kids for those unescapable questions about the earth, evolution, dinosaurs and the list continues.
The more they understand, the more they will be able to have educated, informed conversations based on valued understanding of “how things REALLY work”.
Unfortunately, learning the Periodic Table isn’t always the funnest thing for kids. Nor is it fun for adults who are relearning it for the first time since grade school. Classical Conversations Cycle 3 requires we (me and my child) to spend some time focusing on learning it. However, I researched and came up with a list of resources to make it fun for both me and the kids! That is one of the beauties of homeschooling- tailoring our learning in a way that is fun and exciting!
So, without further ado, here are some of the resources we plan to use to make learning the elements FUN this year!
The author of The Mystery of the Periodic Table takes students on a fun adventure through the history of the Periodic Table. After all, we have to understand the history of something before we can start learning the present, right?
This one is just plain COOL! Want to see a visual representation of every element that ever existed? This is your book! The kids will have so much fun going through this one!
As a companion to the book above, this card set is another great way to see a visual of all the elements. With one element per card, kids can take their time going through each one, learning about it and separating the cards of the ones they have the most difficulties with.
What I love about this one is that there’s no fluff. All of Einstein’s findings are laid out in super easy and understandable terms.
With more than 1,000 images, this big encyclopedia even chronicles the daily items we use and can find the elements that compose the items. I think this is an amazing way of learning the Periodic Table and relating it to everyday life!
Teaching young kids? Sometimes it’s all in how you present the facts. This flashcard and poster set is perfect for capturing their attention and getting some learning going on!
Did you know elements can have . . . wait for it . . . style? They can with this book! See what the elements have to say about themselves in this witty book.
Have young kids that love puppies? This picture book uses a puppy dog to walk kids through learning the first 10 elements!
Just really struggling to sit down and read a book? Well, put the elements where everyone is bound to see it – the bathroom! This shower curtain is just what you need for some perfect home decor!
Just finishing (or starting) anatomy? This set will cover both the Periodic Table and Anatomy! With over 200 pieces, this puzzle will bring a unique twist to learning both!
Do you have a child that loves to color? This Periodic Table Coloring Book will help them learn the table one little bit at a time as they color in each element!
There are so, so many ways you can make learning the Periodic Table fun. It’s not just about sitting down, reading a textbook and memorizing the elements. Whether your child likes to color or piece together puzzles, there is something for everyone to help learning a little bit easier! Just for all my wonderful readers I have made a FREE periodic table unit study!
What is your favorite way to teach the Periodic Table? Do you just sit down with pen and paper or do you make games out of it? Drop me a comment below and let me know!