Mom Makes Periodic Table Battleships To Teach Her Kids Chemistry

The classic game of Battleships has been given an educational, but still great fun, update by a homeschooling mom to teach her kids basic chemistry (and military strategy).

Mom-of-four Karyn Tripp’s son is really into chemistry, so she wanted to find a way to get her younger kids involved, too.


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She simply numbered and lettered each row of the periodic table and told the kids to mark their one- to five-element long ships.


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And the explosive guessing game begins, whilst sneakily teaching everyone the elements of the periodic table. Genius.


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“This game can be played even by kids who know nothing about the periodic table,” says Tripp, “My 8-year-old daughter has not studied any chemistry yet, but really enjoyed this one.”


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You can find more of Karyn’s creative lesson ideas and the full instructions for periodic table Battleships on her website.