I received a copy of the Periodic Table of Elements Coloring Book free for review. All opinions are my own.
Confession time: when I was in school, I didn’t like chemistry. I had a boring chemistry book that basically sucked all possible fun out of the subject. It wasn’t until I got older than I discovered how much I like science.
Fast-forward to today, I love trying to do as many science activities as possible with my kids. I love giving them the chance to explore science in a fun way that I never had. So when I was asked if I would like to do a review of the Periodic Table of Elements coloring book, I was super-excited.
This book offers short fact snippets about each of the most common elements. As someone who forgot everything I had ever known about chemistry before, I learned quite a bit from this book myself! This book would make the perfect gift for science-lovers and geek-lovers of all ages.
My daughter, Monkey, loved everything to do with this book and really enjoyed coloring the pages and reading the facts.
Now, this book isn’t meant to actually be a chemistry curriculum, but rather a fun way to explore science when kids are young. We found that we really enjoyed looking up more information about the elements that sounded the most fun.
Not to miss out on the action, I bought Bo some periodic table building blocks for “school” this year. We had a lot of fun matching the blocks to the facts in each of the book’s pages.
As a nerdy person myself, I loved how the illustrations would translate beautifully to embroidery or cross stitch. What fun would it be to create a series of elements pillows or maybe even an elements quilt? This would also make an awesome gift for a grown-up or aspiring nerd in your family or circle of friends.
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About the Author:
Teresa, a high school science teacher for 8 years, decided to quit teaching, and homeschool both of her children, one with Autism and one with ADD.Wanting to start them with chemistry early, she found no such materials available. So she started making her own. Determined to teach her kids differently than the way current text books taught, she started with science skills and chemistry and created a children’s version of the periodic table. In 2004 she became involved in the community and was quickly answering questions about science. So much so, that each book written was to answer the demand for information. She started getting requests to write for magazines, being featured in magazines and speaking and consulting.