Periodic Table Battleship

Art Game. Published by anonymous on Monday 11 January 2016.

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Karyn Tripp, who runs the homeschooling education site, Teach Beside Me, used the basic format the classic game Battleship to create a teaching aid for the Periodic Table of Elements.

As Karen explains:

How to Make the Periodic Table Battleship Game:

To make the game, print out 4 copies of the Periodic Table. I like the colored ones, but it isn’t necessary. I found a great one from Science Notes. Then, along the left side of the table, I labeled the rows alphabetically. They already have row numbers. I laminated mine to make it re-usable. We used two file folders and hooked them together at the top with a jumbo paperclip. Attach two of the periodic tables in with that paper clip as well. Then lay the other two periodic tables down on the table in the folder.

The kids can then mark where they want to place their ships by circling rows of 2, 3, 4, and 5 elements on the lower table.. They play by calling out coordinates. If they miss they put an X on the spot they chose on the upper table. If they get a hit, they circle it. They can continue playing until one person sinks all of another person’s ships.

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