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.
There are two reasons I’ve chosen Oxygen as this month’s element.The first is this year’s Nobel Prize has been awarded to William Kaelin and Gregg Semenza from the US and British scientists Peter Ratcliffe for their discovery on finding out how cells adapt a fluctuating oxygen levels which could help find new ways to fight diseases like cancer and anaemia.
And the second is the discovery that a spike in the oxygen level in the Martian atmosphere has been measured, why has this happened? Well they don’t know yet, but it seems to be associated with the ebb flow of atmospheric methane on mars. (There are plenty of mysteries out there.)
And on a fun note… Mars is associated with with iron from Greek mythology, and Mars is red because of the iron oxide on its surface! How about that for coincidence? Or did our ancestors associate the red blood of a battle field and rusty swords with the red glow of Mars? I wonder?!