Periodic Table Battleship

You sank my noble gases!

Karyn homeschools 4 children. She's devised a brilliantly creative way to teach chemistry. It's a game modeled on the classic board game Battleship. Her materials are simple: 2 folders, 4 laminated copies of the periodic table of elements, and 2 dry erase markers.

The players first mark where their ships are. Then they call out elements, missing or hitting opposing ships. Karyn explains:

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.

-via Technabob

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