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The Periodic Table of Elements Coloring Book – Review

PhotobucketI have been a big fan of Teresa Bondora and How To Teach Science for years, first as she sent out her e-newsletter, and then as she launched her website and e-books.  She is fantastic at demystifying Science and even making it FUN!  I was delighted that she published The Periodic Table of Elements Coloring Book, and recently we received it in exchange for an honest review.

The Periodic Table of Elements Coloring Book doesn’t disappoint.  We love using this book in our homeschool!  I sit down with my 8 year old and my 13 year old and we go over the facts of one of the elements (which includes its history).  I usually quiz them a little bit on the element we discussed in our previous lesson as well.  My 8 year old then gets the pleasure of colouring in the pictures (depicting things made of or producing the element) on the opposite page.  We will periodically refer to the table of elements, included at the beginning of the book, to see the “big picture”, and we fill in the blank table of elements as we learn each one. Photobucket

This 157 page book (much like the Gray’s Anatomy Coloring Book), is suitable for any age.  Teresa includes just the 71 simple elements of the table in the book (omitting the man-made and complex elements), as it is designed primarily for use for elementary through middle school, but you could certainly use it with high schoolers and add on the study of the more complex elements.  There is an overview included on how to use the book with different age groups as well.

You can download a great sample of The Periodic Table of Elements Coloring Book to see what it’s like, for just 99 cents. The Periodic Table of Elements Coloring Book costs $25.56 CDN and is available at Amazon.ca (and Amazon.com).  I highly recommend picking up other resources for teaching chemistry as well for just $5.99 US, which includes activity ideas for each element and how to make your own Periodic Table for your wall.  You can also read Teresa Bondora’s article all about this in the current issue of Homeschool Horizons Magazine.  For all sorts of fantastic Science freebies and other resources, be sure to go to the How To Teach Science website.

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Posted in Homeschool Events

How to Teach Science Teleconference Thurs Feb 23rd!

Thursday, February 23, 2012,
8-9pm Atlantic (7-8 p.m. Eastern)

How To Teach Science
With Special Guest…Teresa Bondora
Former High School Science Teacher, Author, Homeschool Mom, and the founder of HowToTeachScience.com.


 

This teleconference is for parents of homeschoolers and unschoolers of all ages (preschool through high school). Teresa will explain what you can do to remove the fear and anxiety about teaching science to help your children gain proficiency.

Teresa is awesome! I’ve been getting her free newsletters for years, and now she has a fantastic book too (look for a review coming soon)!

To learn more, to register for a special price of $6.97, and to ask questions of Teresa in advance go to Homefires Homeschool Teleconference.  This teleconference does require calling in with your phone, but to avoid long distance charges you can use your Gmail account to call free OR just wait for the mp3 file you will receive in 48 hours of the broadcast, to listen anytime and as many times as you like!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,