Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Periodic Table of Elements Coloring Book

coloringbookcover The Periodic Table of Elements Coloring Book
Created by Teresa Bondora

Science is a subject that indeed can scare homeschool moms.   But when it’s comes to chemistry, well sometimes we prefer not to think about it.   Personally, I feel a little bit ill-equipped to teach science but I am surrounding myself with fun products to use with the kids. 

I did chemistry in high school.  I believe that it can be introduced slowly to younger levels like grades 4-6 without overwhelming the kids with too much information.   Recently while checking out my facebook, I saw some of my contacts had liked a page about The Periodic Table of Elements Coloring Book.   I was curious and checked it out which brought me to the website.    And I offered to review their product.  

I received the document within a couple of hours.   I was excited about it, printed and binded the document and showed it to my 9 year old son who has an interest in becoming a doctor.    He thought it was cool and was looking forward to use it. So this morning we decided to explore science and used the coloring book as a complement to another book titled Elements of Faith.  I find that the coloring book is perfect to conclude the lesson learned in Elements of Faith8-18-2010 11;09;03 AM

This book is created to be used with children as young as five through college aged learners.  You will discover the elements,  how we use them, where they can be found, and how they work.   The child will also have the possibility to color the elements with items linked to them.  So this morning, after we learned about hyrdogen and talked about water a bit, my son took the coloring book and started to color the hydrogen page.    Also included in the coloring book is a sheet for each element containing information about the element.   I personally found that some of the information is a little bit too advanced for a child with big words like cryogenics for example in the hydrogen info sheet but at the same time it gives us the opportunity to search the dictionary to discover the meaning (when mom can’t have the answer right away).   My son felt like he wanted coloring this morning, so this fun activity allowed him to do so.

However, I wouldn’t use the book by itself.    I like to give a perspective of our faith with any science project we do.   It is important for me as a Christian mom that my kids have a complete understand of their faith and God as well as what the science community says about things.  That’s why I took the Elements of Faith and went through the information about the hydrogen element with my son this morning.

I asked him what he thought of the coloring book.  He loved it and thought it was a good conclusion of the lesson we have read together (from both books in case you are wondering).    I am pleased to see that the information from the coloring book is the same as the one found in my other book.    In a way it was more complete with additional information like how many proton/electron there was, the atomic weight, the fact you can find it in volcanic explosions and so on.    

The price is 25.80$ for the PDF version which means no shipping charge will be added.    The Periodic Table of Elements Coloring Book is only available through the How to Teach Science website.

This review was possible because I received a PDF version of The Periodic Table of Elements Coloring Book from its author.

1 comment:

  1. This looks like a great resource for me to keep in mind for next year when I teach high school chemistry to a co-op class. Thanks for posting about this product.

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