We’re studying chemistry! And what’s a chemistry study without a Periodic Table of Elements? You know that simply printing out a copy is not enough for us. Oh no. Instead, I had Sprite make her own wall chart.
We actually started adding elements during our reading of The Mystery of the Periodic Table. (I highly recommend the book. You can read at The Curriculum Choice.) Many elements were known to ancient scientists and alchemists, and we filled those in first. Of course, those elements are ones that most of us are very familiar with such as gold, silver, iron, and copper. When we studied hydrogen, we added it in. Then we took a more systematic approach and filled in the gaps group by group.
I bought the periodic table chart as a PDF template from Etsy for only $3.
(For a one page, much smaller, but free version, visit this PDF blank printable periodic table.)
It’s finished now and hanging in a place of honor right above the new world map. I’m sure we’ll refer to it many, many times as we continue our study of chemistry.