This is a cut out puzzle of the Periodic Table of the Elements. It was created to be used while reading "Dmitri's Neighborhood," a chemistry text book to be read prior to starting chemistry class. The puzzle may also be used as a stand alone activity.
The book, "Dmitri's Neighborhood" may be purchased on this site as an electronic book or a hard copy book. The following is a description of the book:
Dmitri Mendeleyev developed the Periodic Table of Elements as a way to organize the chemical elements, yet it is often confusing to the untrained eye. The intent of "Dmitri's Neighborhood" is to provide fun initial training so that sense of confusion is short-lived.
Chemistry doesn't have to be scary. Students can begin their study of chemistry with interest, inquisitiveness, and a sense of fun so their minds will be like absorbent sponges.
The author envisions students reading this as summer reading prior to their first chemistry courses. It may put them in a good frame of mind for learning and provides some basic knowledge so they may enter the classroom having grasped some of the nuts and bolts of chemistry. It might even prompt some questions for the teacher. What better way to start a course than with thoughtful inquiry?
Parents might consider picking up this book before or after their children read it. If the parents haven't studied chemistry it's a non-stressful way to learn a little and if they took chemistry decades ago it will be a fun review.
This book is good for anybody who is ready to learn or review basic information about chemistry and the Periodic Table of the Elements. Because it is very lighthearted, even elementary-aged children might enjoy reading it or having it read in whole or part to them.