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.
She simply numbered and lettered each row of the periodic table and told the kids to mark their one- to five-element long ships.
And the explosive guessing game begins, whilst sneakily teaching everyone the elements of the periodic table. Genius.
“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.”
You can find more of Karyn’s creative lesson ideas and the full instructions for periodic table Battleships on her website.