One of the hardest parts about chemistry is learning the periodic table, as there are 118 elements on the table. One Etsy shop, Que Interesante, has found a revolutionary way to make learning about the periodic table both easy and fun. All they had to do was add a little color to the equation.
Here is the Etsy shops unique way to engage the younger generation to learn more about the periodic table, and chemistry in general, while at the same time having some creative fun.
Dividing Elements Into Colored Groups
The way that Que Interesante determines the color of a particular element on the periodic table is to use the color that the element gives off when subjected to the “flame test.” When subjected to flame, each element gives of a distinct colored hue as determined by the distinct properties of the element.
By associating each element with a specific color or shade of color, kids can learn the names of the elements in a fun way.
How Many Labels Can You Buy
Que Interesante gives the option of buying the labels in sets of 24, 96, and 120 labels, with smaller sets better for use with small children. The labels stick to the outside of the crayon. All you have to do is match the color of the label to the appropriate color of crayon. It’s even better if you have varying shades of the same color for different elements which fall in the same color range.
What makes the colored labels so great is that they can give a kid a head start on learning about the different elements on the periodic table used in chemistry. In this way, when the child encounters the periodic table later in high school or college, she can associate the elements color when subjected to the flame test and its associated crayon color. with the
The Importance of the Periodic Table
The importance of the periodic table in chemistry cannot be overstated. The modern periodic table organizes all of the elements that science currently knows into easy to understand groups, grouped according to similar properties. In fact, if you know chemistry, then you can determine the characteristics of any particular element according to its position on the periodic table.
The Practical Applications of Chemistry
The study and use of chemistry in today’s society is important. Scientists use chemistry when they test theories or develop new drugs and medications. In fact, chemistry has allowed people to develop such products as sunscreen, baking powder, and transparent tape, among many others.
If crayons are not your thing, you can also find labels for use with colored pencils. This is especially useful if you have older kids who might not be as likely to use crayons. The labels attach to the colored pencils just like they do with the crayons.
An Educational Opportunity
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As you can see, chemistry plays an important part in the world. That’s why it is important to foster a love of science in our children, as one day some of them will become future scientists. So, if you find you want to teach your kids more about chemistry and the periodic table, or even want to learn more yourself, check out these colorful crayon labels.