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Mom Makes Periodic Table Battleship To Teach Her Kids About Elements
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Mom Makes Periodic Table Battleship To Teach Her Kids About Elements

The classic Battleship just got way geekier! Karyn Tripp, a homeschooling mom-of-four, turned it into a fun way to teach her kids chemistry.

Players have to circle rows of two, three, four, and five elements to mark their ships. Then, they play by calling out coordinates. The aim is to find the elements first.

“This game can be played even by kids who know nothing about the Periodic Table Yet,” said Tripp. “My 8-year-old daughter has not studied any chemistry yet, but really enjoyed this one.”

More info: teachbesideme.com | Facebook | Twitter (h/t: laughingsquid)

“My 8-year-old daughter has not studied any chemistry yet, but really enjoyed this one,” said Tripp

Image credits: Karyn Tripp

“This game can be played even by kids who know nothing about the Periodic Table Yet”

Image credits: Karyn Tripp

The mother-of-four is homeschooling all of her kids

Image credits: reachingeverystudent.com

“I love my time with them, being able to watch them grow, explore and learn”

Image credits: Ashley Johnston

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LucyKnudson
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awesome! I may use this idea in my 8th grade science class, if that's ok.

Wulfur
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm not the creator, but I am a middle schooler, so I tell you: PLEASE do! because that is how teaching works! not lecture classes!

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Pemberton
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How does this work? Do they try to memorise which letter stands for which element by looking at the periodic table frequently?

dougdoug
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

in theory if you see something enough you will remember it, also saying it out loud then reading it helps to improve memory of that subject. and finally making it fun and competitive will increase chances of situational memory recall.... i honestly wish my teachers did this.

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CasuelleConik
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This could be expanded to use molecules instead of ships.

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LucyKnudson
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awesome! I may use this idea in my 8th grade science class, if that's ok.

Wulfur
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm not the creator, but I am a middle schooler, so I tell you: PLEASE do! because that is how teaching works! not lecture classes!

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Pemberton
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How does this work? Do they try to memorise which letter stands for which element by looking at the periodic table frequently?

dougdoug
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

in theory if you see something enough you will remember it, also saying it out loud then reading it helps to improve memory of that subject. and finally making it fun and competitive will increase chances of situational memory recall.... i honestly wish my teachers did this.

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CasuelleConik
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This could be expanded to use molecules instead of ships.

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