Monday, 7 June 2010

Periodic Table Lapbook

Whilst doing our Chemistry studies I came across this fantastic lapbook for free from here. There is such a lot in it though that I've decided to do one lapbook on the Periodic Table and another on basic Chemistry and notebooking pages on the famous Scientists, rather than one huge lapbook as I think my daughter would lose interest fairly quickly.
Here are the photos so far:

My youngest designed the cover using photoshop and cut it in half so that it could open. I'm not sure what font she used but I quite like it :o)

The first page (green) has an introduction to the Branches of Science, what is Chemistry flap and a flap on Atoms and one on Elements.

The middle (red) page has a periodic table chart on it which can be used for reference through out the study and flaps on Halogens and Alkali Metals.

Across to the righthand page (yellow) is a short biography of Dimitri Mendeleev, apparently he only cut his hair once a year and two flaps explaining the table and the difference between Groups and Periods.


Below are pockets made by my daughter to put all the information cards which we got from here.
Below are flaps on Non-metals and Transition metals

The yellow flap below folds down and has information on Noble Gases, Lanthanides and Basic Metals.


Below is a print out of Mendeleev first Periodic Table. On the front of this sheet (but somehow hasn't been photographed) are flaps on Alkaline Earth Metals, Actinides and Metaloids.

The bottom of the lapbook has more pouches with information cards in and a flap which explains what each box contains in the Table.


Below shows some of the information cards.


We have the pillow case and fabric paints to make a Periodic Table pillow case but haven't done one yet but you can find the pattern here and we played this game to round off our project.
So all in all we enjoyed the project but of course we are constantly coming across elements in our everyday life and it is so good to know that the children know what they are too.

6 comments:

Marvan said...

Waauw, I love this lapbook!
Thanks for sharing. I think I'll start introducing the periodic table to my son next year so this will be great!

Ada said...

Really lovely!

Ada

magicalchildhood said...

Wow, how comprehensive! Wonderful job!

Lynn said...

Love your lapbook! Thanks for sharing.

~Lynn

Bamboo said...

I had the homeschoolshare lapbook tagged to use next year but it's really helpful and motivational to see pictures of a finished one. Thanks for taking time to post the photos.

Lynnea said...

Hi, I love your lapbook. I am teaching chemistry in our co-op this fall and you have given me some great ideas! Awesome job.