For most students, chemical periodic table might be nothing but disaster.We are sick of all those elements piled together.Nevertheless, it’s time to wipe the bad memories up, and meet this creative teaching method designed by Karyn Tripp now!
As a mother of four, Karyn has been homeschooling all her children for the past seven years.She enjoys the process that she learn together with the kids.”I love my time with them, being able to watch them grow, explore and learn,” said Karyn.
And this time, she got the brilliant idea of a Periodic Table Battleship.This is for everyone, especially suitable for kids who know nothing about chemistry.
“I came up with the idea because we play Battleship a lot at our house,” Karyn described, “I was studying chemistry with my kids and we were trying to think of a fun way to memorize them. So it just came to me!”
In this game, the rules are simple actually.”The kids can then mark where they want to place their ships by circling rows of 2, 3, 4 and 5 elements on the lower table,” Karyn explains on the site. “They play by calling out coordinates. If they miss they put an X on the spot they chose on the upper table. If they get a hit, they circle it.”
Successfully she turned the game about a sinking naval ship into a learning vessel. “This game can be played even by kids who know nothing about the Periodic Table Yet,” said Karyn”My 8-year-old daughter has not studied any chemistry yet, but really enjoyed this one.”
And when it comes to the outcome, it’s even more satisfying than expected.his little son has gained much passion from the game and fallen in love with chemisty itself.”He has a poster of the elements on the wall in his bedroom,” Karyn said. “He says his favorite element is Einsteinium because he thinks the name is cool.”
Check out this battleship, maybe you’ll eventually find chemistry fascinating after all these years!