While we have been studying elements and the periodic table with our CC memory work, I wanted to find a few books at the library to go along with the topic. We will also make element cookies. Of all the books we checked out, only two really grabbed my children’s attention. I wanted to shared our favorites in case you are heading to the library too.
The Periodic Table (by Scholastic in the “A True Book” series) has a really nice history of the periodic table. In fact, Ruthie’s favorite part of the book was where it showed Mendeleev’s original version. This book also includes lots of vocabulary terms we have recently memorized. There are other True Books about elements, but our library did not have them.
The Periodic Table: Elements with Style! is a fun book about many different elements. The illustrations help you remember characteristics of the elements. The writing style of the book is quirky with each element’s page in the first person. There actually is a newer version called The Complete Periodic Table: All the Elements with Style!, but our library has it on order still. You also can buy Periodic Table flashcards which appear to have the same text and illustrations as the book (from the preview I could read on Amazon) with just a few words cut out to make it fit on the cards. I don’t know if all the elements from the book are included on the flashcards though.
What books have your children enjoyed about the Periodic Table?
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