Crayons with names that help kids learn the periodic table

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Crayons with names that help kids learn the periodic table

Learning the Periodic table can be pretty hard work, especially for children (ok maybe for a lot of adults too). That’s why Etsy store ‘Que Interesante’ is using art to teach science.

The North Dakota-based store is selling sets of crayons that have chemistry labels instead of colour labels. Each element is matched to a colour, allowing kids to passively learn all the complicated scientific names as they engage in a fun activity.

And how exactly did they match the elements to their respective colours? The shop used the ‘flame test’, wherein elements are detected based on the hue of the flame produced. For instance, Titanium produced a purple blaze, while Ruby emitted – well – ruby.

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