When Teresa Bondora asked in my blogging group for reviewers of her coloring book, “The Periodic Table of Elements Coloring Book” I took notice. I remember when she was just getting started with it and her science lessons way back when we still lived in Ohio. I had downloaded a few of the free sheets to give to the boys to color and they loved them. I had no idea that she had since finished the book and it can now be purchased all bound and pretty from Amazon.
Instant Review Key
Product Name: The Periodic Table of Elements Coloring Book
Author: Teresa Bondora
Illustrator: Illustrations are by Ty Mullery.
Suitable For: One student
Grades: As soon as they can start coloring within the lines
Needed for Instruction: None, this is something they can do on their own.
Prep Time: None
Teacher’s Manual: None
Religous perspective: None, it doesn’t take about the “age of the earth” but it doesn’t talk about Creation either.
My First Attempt To Teach Chemistry
I remember my Chemistry class in High School. I think I lasted all of 3 days. That’s when the teacher started getting into the combination of math and science. I’m pretty sure my head spun on my neck a few times as I found my way to the door to ask my guidance counselor to find me another science class.
I was bound and determined to gradually ease my boys into Chemistry so that they weren’t so confounded by it all.
When Logan was in elementary I tried to teach him the Periodic Table of Elements with various games, flash cards, and what not. He just was not getting it at all. Nor did he really care. After all, to him it was just a bunch of gibberish Latin words that some old Romans used to speak.
Fast forward to his senior year and he needed one more science for his high school transcripts. We had already done Biology and Computer Science. I thought maybe we would do Physics, too. That lasted about a month before his eyes went cross-eyed and he accused me of cruel and unusual punishment.
What I Got To Review
She sent me a copy of “The Periodic Table of Elements Coloring Book” to use with the boys. I gave the coloring book to Logan first. He’s been doing MiddleSchoolChemistry.com (with extra work to make it high school level). He came to me yesterday to show the pages he’s colored.
He said, “I don’t know where you got this but I love it. I can make it any color I want and while I’m doing that I can glance over at the words and learn about what I’m coloring. Tell the author I love, love, love this.”
So… There ya go! One kid, age 17, with severe ADHD, thinks this book is awesome.
Eight Things That I Think Are Awesome About This Product
- Something that is thought of as difficult has been made fun and easily accessible for all ages.
- It connects the element with how it is used in our every day lives.
- The large letters and pictures make it easy to focus on.
- The history of how the elements were discovered are interesting because it shows that scientists discover new things that they weren’t even looking for all the time.
- It teaches the Visual Learner (the big pictures) and the Kinesthetic learner (coloring), and even the Auditory Learner if you read the pages aloud.
- The pages will not get lost, misplaced, folded, or spindled because it is tightly bound.
- This will become a handy resource for your child no matter what age.
- Yes, it only has the first 86 of the elements but that means it doesn’t have all the more difficult ones.
Where To Learn More
You can purchase a copy on Amazon for $21 OR you can enter to win a copy below!