A fun and intuitive way to learn the Periodic Table of Elements
Elements Kapa is a superhero themed deck of cards, offering a fun and intuitive way for children to learn about the periodic table.
150 YEARS OF THE PERIODIC TABLE
Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev was a Russian chemist and inventor. He formulated the Periodic Law, created a farsighted version of the periodic table of elements, and used it to correct the properties of some already discovered elements and also to predict the properties of eight elements yet to be discovered.
Elements Kapa is a fun, educational card game created by Richard and Ruth to help teach the periodic table of elements to their two sons Logan and Harry.
The story begins over 15 years ago, when Richard had an idea for a game to educate children and young adults about the periodic table of elements. The initial drawings / concept was sketched while he was working in Australia.
However, the idea was put on the back burner as life took over. It was often thought about and mentioned but it was only when Richard and Ruth started home schooling their 2 boys that the idea to bring the game to life started to become a reality. Then the hard work began.
I’ve chosen helium as this month’s element because it’s in the news. Helium is important stuff and we are wasting it on party balloons!! There is plenty of it in the universe but its in short supply on Earth because as it creeps out of cracks in the ground it floats off to the upper atmosphere. It is the only element that was not discovered on Earth, it was first identified on the Sun using spectrometry and that is where it’s got its name… it’s the first of the noble gases and doesn’t react with anything and it’s that property that makes it so useful…. so its time to start looking after it a little bit more responsibly!