As I mentioned in my Ultimate chemistry post, we are studying chemistry in our homeschool science next year, and I’ve found another great resource to add to my fun toys.
(Side note, I loved balancing chemical equations in high school, and also loved drawing atomic models, I say this so you can understand why in a few minutes I’m going to totally nerd out with happiness, also my friend gave me a copy of her new book to look at)
Side note two: since we haven’t studied this yet, it’s going to be mostly screen captures, I’ll update once I’ve got actual pictures of my kids doing this.
Why learn about atoms and atomic models?
Because they’re like little invisible Legos you can build with (anyone got a good link to a atom model building set)? Or so you can get the random sci-fi jokes?
Oh, you wanted real reasons……
Ok, so the real reason is because I have a son who wants to be an inventor when he grows up. If Superman still wants to be an inventor when he gets older, than he will need a good background in chemistry and how the atoms interact.
In addition, having a background in chemistry gives you useful knowledge when you get to high school and college.
What I love about The Beginner’s Guide to Atoms and the Periodic Table…..
I love the atomic models. It starts off introducing the periodic table, and has some great worksheets, and printables on it, there’s some more resource suggestions at the end of each chapter, but I’m excited by the atomic shells, and that part of it.
None of the resources I’d found so far had any of this for my kids’ age. They all concentrated on memorizing, or vague general knowledge. I seriously love how this is included.
Are you curious to see more about this great chemistry resource?
Then head on over to The Homeschool Scientist and learn more about this fun resource
Thanks for this Ticia, I will be sharing with my son 🙂
Phyllis at All Things Beautiful says
Looks interesting. I am looking forward to seeing whether this would benefit my boys or not. I am surprised to see the Bohrs model worksheet. I didn’t know that was still taught.
Huh, I didn’t know it wasn’t taught, but then my last big experience with chemistry was in high school.
Haha! You crack me up. I like filling out the Bohr Models, too. Thanks for sharing. I hope the kids learn a lot from it.
Me too, I think my kids might like Bohr models too if I teach it as a puzzle.
Natalie PlanetSmartyPants says
This is seriously cool! I can’t wait for you to do more with chemistry!
I’m pretty excited too!
Looks cool! I also think that Pandia Press Chemistry has this included also as I remember doing it with the kids 🙂