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Teach Me: The Periodic Table of Elements

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When my kids get fascinated with a particular subject, we do everything we can to immerse their minds into what excites them. This week it is the Periodic Table. I've compiled a list of what we've been using and some we haven't used yet. 

*Please note, I have not personally viewed all of the posted videos. You should view them prior to your children watching them. Also, links on the internet change all of the time. Please be sure to check the links out first. 

Artwork by halfpencedesign

All around sites that include video, games, links etc.: 

The site nclark.net has activities, labs and other links for everything periodic table. They have other fantastic science subjects as well, be sure to check them out. 

Lesson plans, activities and more  - http://www.science-class.net/Chemistry/periodic_table.htm

Brain Pop Periodic Table of Elements 

Video Sites: 

The Periodic Table of Videos - this site is awesome and has been my boys favorite so far. Each element has science experiments and visuals for all of the elements. 

The Elements Song - http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/videos/chemistry/elementsong.html

Pronouncing the Periodic Table of Elements - http://voices.yahoo.com/video/homeschool-lesson-pronouncing-periodic-table-of-241614.html


Images & Facts: 



Periodic Table of Comic Books  - http://www.uky.edu/Projects/Chemcomics/







Fun Brain Game - http://www.funbrain.com/periodic/

Kidz World - http://www.kidzworld.com/quiz/2820-quiz-the-periodic-table-of-elements-trivia


Downloads & Posters:

Poster - http://basherbooks.com/usa/downloads.html

Notebooking pages - http://basherbooks.com/usa/downloads.html



The Perodic Table of Elements Free - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/periodic-table-elements/id364894399?mt=8

Oresome Elements (we love playing this one) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/oresome-elements/id440461810?mt=8


To Purchase: 

Nova: Hunting The Elements


I hope this is enough to get you started. I'll keep updating the page as I find more. 


Organic & Whole Living: Bite Sized Recipes - Zucchini

For those of you with toddlers, I thought I would start a new feature here at VI " Bite Sized Recipes" I'm always looking for new ways to create yummy foods for our one year old daughter who is grain free, sugar free and mostly dairy free (she occasionally has organic butter and a small bite of cheese here and there). We've decided to introduce those things to her later when her gut has had the chance to mature a bit longer.  

She loves all kinds of foods though, eggs, veggies, meat etc. She likes food with flavor, just like we do.  When we're headed out for the day, I'm always fixing up a little cooler for her so she can have yummy food on the road. Sometimes, figuring out what to take can be a challenge and I'm always looking for new ideas. Maybe we can swap ideas? 

For the most part, she eats what we eat. She's a whole foods baby. That just means she's never ate out of a baby food jar. We tried those new pouches awhile back and she liked them for a day and then wouldn't have anything to do with them. It was nice to have on the sandy beach though. 

 For the record she has 14 teeth and has two more coming in as we speak. You'll have to judge whether these foods would be safe for your child. You also need to be sure they're  fully able to  chew their food and handle it.  For more information on this whole foods approach or "Baby Led Weaning" check out the Baby Led Weaning Website


Recipe: Bite Sized Sauteed Zucchini 

2 Small Organic Zucchini 

1T Organic Coconut Oil 

Pink Sea Salt 

Dash of Basil 

Dash of Oregano 

Dash of Garlic Powder 


To make: Heat a small skillet on medium heat, add 1T of yummy organic coconut oil. Add the sliced zucchini and spices accept for the salt to the pan. Sautee until just fork tender. Remove from heat and add a pinch of salt.  

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Vintage Indie Kids: SneakyPea

It is still well into the 90s here and temperatures don't seem to be falling. I love these handmade dresses from SneakyPea and could see my precious girl wearing them. With a little sweater and tights they would work well into fall fashion.