YOU COLOR – PERSONALIZED, ILLUSTRATED CLASSROOM PERIODIC TABLE
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What science classroom would be complete without a periodic table of the elements. Certainly there are many sizes and styles available, but I promise there is no periodic table quite like this one. I have worked nearly a year to complete this one-of-a-kind educational experience that your students will thoroughly enjoy while learning how and why the periodic table is organized in the familiar shape we have all come to recognize.
What you get…
92 beautifully hand-drawn illustrations of each of the naturally occurring elements depicting their importance in science, technology, and nature. Each of your students may be assign one or more of these to color as they see fit. Once completed, students can construct their very own periodic table either as a vertical bulletin board displayed on a wall, (video link: https://youtu.be/zZMQzvSeWXw), or horizontally as a table-top display, (video link: https://youtu.be/mzECgyWJgdI) . Student and teacher directions are also included.
When you buy the set, each illustrated element is scaled within a rectangle which is designed so that all together the whole periodic table will fit on a standard bulletin board, (roughly 44”x 92”). However, you can scale each template larger or smaller when you photocopy or print each template to fit whatever size space you have available, (directions for scaling are supplied with the directions). The table-top version fits easily on a typical foldable table or lab bench.
This activity, I think, is truly well suited for students of nearly all levels and abilities. Although each illustrated element depicts hidden secrets about its use or importance to mankind or in nature, they are drawn in a way that I hope are abstract enough to be fun to color even without knowing what each picture depicts. So I hope that younger kids will enjoy coloring in the pictures and researching them to the extent appropriate to their age, while older students or more advanced students may be challenged to interpret the diagrammed elements.
This unit activity meets or exceeds 21st Century and STEM learning expectations, and Common Core learning outcomes. Note: although this activity fulfills many CCSS, specific CCS standards are not listed because the activity is designed to be used over many grade and ability levels so the specific CCSS may be different depending upon these factors. For a list of CCSS in your state please visit- www.corestandards.org
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