If you’ve ever spent a long night memorizing the periodic table of elements, you’ll surely love this illustrated periodic table for kids.
What you’ll love about it:
- Colorful and beautifully illustrated
- Has complete information such as the chemical symbols and atomic numbers
- Pictures give information about where the element can be found or where it’s typically used
This illustrated periodic table makes chemistry more relevant and meaningful to learners by showing how the elements are used in our daily lives. It will certainly prove useful to those who’ve ever wondered why certain elements are important and where these elements can most typically be found.
With just one glance at this illustrated periodic table, it’s easy to see that calcium can be found in shells and bones and that zinc is typically used for brass musical instruments like the trumpet.
A brief background about the periodic table of elements
The periodic table was originally created to organize all the elements ever discovered. Russian chemist, teacher, and inventor Dmitri Mendeleev is credited to be the inventor of the periodic table. In 1869, he created a table that listed all the known elements according to their atomic weights and chemical properties. Dmitri’s periodic table organized the elements with similar properties in definite patterns. The term ‘periodic’ actually refers to the fact that at regular periods or intervals, the elements as arranged in the table show similar patterns in their properties.
What made Mendeleev’s invention even more significant is that it correctly predicted the properties of elements that have not yet been discovered, which Mendeleev left as gaps in his chart. When these new elements were discovered several years later, Mendeleev’s periodic table became widely accepted as an accurate and reliable tool in the scientific world.
Today, Mendeleev’s periodic table is widely recognized as one of the most important scientific achievements of all time. However, the table has undergone a lot of changes since Mendeleev first published it. For example, from being arranged according to their atomic weight, elements are now arranged according to their atomic number, or the number of protons in their atom. More elements have also been added, and the modern periodic table for kids now has 118 elements compared to Mendeleev’s original table which only had 63. In fact, the modern periodic table now reflects over 150 years of scientific knowledge with significant contributions from William Ramsay, Henry Moseley, Charles Janet, and Glenn Seaborg.
The periodic table continues to be a valuable resource for scientists today. The table helps them understand how different elements relate to one another, which is important when they are trying to create new compounds. This understanding helps them understand how things work and predict how new things are likely to behave.
The poster can be used not only by students but also by adults who want to refresh their memories of old chemistry lessons. The colorful pictures give the poster an inviting aesthetic assuring scholars that learning never has to be boring. This poster would definitely make a valuable addition to any school’s science lab or classroom.