10 MORE Ways to Study the Periodic Table of Elements

Science can be dry and boring. Or, it can be an exciting hands-on adventure. And the periodic table is no exception. Oh sure, that table is full of what could be dull facts that can make many the student’s head swirl with boredom. But, that table also contains a lot of fascinating information. 

I wrote previously about 10 cool ways to study the periodic table and it’s become one of the most searched out posts on my site. There are some cool ideas there and you should really check it out. 

But first, I decided to bring you another 10 ways to study the periodic table. 

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10 Ideas for Learning about the Periodic Table of Elements

1- The Periodic Table Game


A double deck of regular playing cards with the Periodic Table Elements. Each card features one element, it has the atomic number, name of the element in English, French and Spanish, the mass, the category, melting and boiling points, period and group, natural state and common usages. A great learning aid.


2 ▬  10 cool ways to study the periodic table

The above video is just one video of a series. You’ll find a lesson about every single element on the periodic table. Created by the 10 cool ways to study the periodic table team at The University of Nottingham using the 10 cool ways to study the periodic table platform.

Here’s how it works. Open the link, then click on any element. You’ll see a pop-up window containing a video lesson. But, don’t just stop with the videos. Click the, View Full Lesson button at the bottom of the pop-up and you’ll be taken to the ed.TED.com site where you’ll discover even more ways to learn. 

3 ▬ Proton Don at Fun Brain

In this game, Periodic Table Name the Element Game your kids can identify either the symbol or full name of the elements on the periodic table, building skill as they play.

4- The Periodic Table Game

Advanced Chemistry + Simple Rules + Ninjas! Make for a fun way to teach kids how molecules form and how chemicals interact.

5- The Periodic Table Game by Sean Callery and‎ Miranda Smith


Looking at the periodic table can be a bit daunting… how can you possibly remember what 118 different elements do? The Periodic Table takes a new approach to this important science topic by offering a fully visual guide to the elements.

6- Cartoon Flashcards 

Fun to collect these cartoon  Elements – Experiments in Character Design Flash Cards will make learning the periodic table fun and easy. Perfect for students, teachers and chemistry nerds. 

7- The Periodic Table by Paul Parsons and Gail Dixon

The Periodic Table looks at the fascinating story and surprising uses of each of those elements, whether solid, liquid or gas. From the little-known uses of gold in medicine to the development of the hydrogen bomb, each entry is accompanied by technical data  presented in easy-to-read headers, and a color coding system that helps the reader to navigate through the different groups of elements.

8- LEGO Periodic Table of Elements 

I just love this idea! Use LEGO Bricks to build a table. Get full directions, colors needed from Geek Families.

 9- Periodic Table Battleship Game

Have you seen this? What an incredibly creative teaching idea! Karyn at Teach Beside Me created a Periodic Table Battleship game using a simple printable, and a file folder. 

Get all the details here: Geek Families.

10- Periodic Table Lapbook

Hands-On learning! Let your kids claim their knowledge by documenting what they learn about the periodic table of elements in a simple lapbook. 

Grab a free printable pack, and all the details from Homeschool Share.

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