Elemental Knowledge in the Periodic Table

This is a great very first science course for the youngsters, yet it’s also good family fun for all ages!

See how exciting it can be to learn about science, plus get a quick, entertaining history of our planet and 14-billion year old universe as we know it. Parents agree that this is science taught the way they wish they had learned it!

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Course Information

Prerequisite: You have an interest in science!

Description: Learn about the chemical elements, where they came from, and how they are arranged on the periodic table. Understand what we know about the structure of atoms, including the “paradox” that these tiny things that make up everything are apparently mostly nothing! Realize that the elements have more than one form. Fortunately, the form of calcium that explodes when it touches water isn’t the same form of calcium that’s in your bones and brain cells. And hear about how scientists almost broke the periodic table, or so they thought, when the neutron was first discovered alongside the protons and electrons inside atoms.

The big ideas you’ll be learning:

  1. Understanding what atoms and elements are
  2. Counting the protons, neutrons, and electrons that make up atoms
  3. Recognizing the different forms of the elements
  4. Knowing the “big history” of the elements forming from the simplest elements to the biggest and most complex
  5. Reading the Periodic Table, which isn’t just a list of things to memorize

Videos and material included: 51 videos (6 hours total) plus 7 printable pdf worksheets.

Topics: Topics are listed in the collapsible righthand sidebar at the top of this page. The topics will be active links to the course materials immediately when you sign up using the buttons to select between Just This Course or Get All the Courses!

Suggested schedule: 1 to 2 hours per week over 4 weeks

Age: Approx. 6-11 years old.

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Elemental Knowledge is the perfect place to start learning about chemistry and science. When you are ready for more, there are three courses in the Immersive Chemistry Series.