These two “periodic table for kids” tables are simplified tables containing each element’s atomic number, symbol, name, and atomic mass rounded to two decimal places. These two tables include the four new elements: nihonium (113), moscovium (115), tennessine (117), and oganesson (118).
Color Periodic Table for Kids
This first table is a color version where the colors correspond to the different element groups. Only the cell borders have color, so it’s easy to read the facts and figures. Also, it’s easier on your printer’s toner cartridge than filling up the page with ink.
For easier printing, a PDF is available. The table perfectly fits on a single 8½ x 11″ sheet of paper.
Colorful Periodic Table for Kids
Here is the newest version of the periodic table for kids. It is more colorful and also larger, in case you want to print posters. It features a rainbow color scheme moving across the element groups. A PDF of this table is available.
Black and White Periodic Table for Kids
This table is better for those without access to color printers or wishing to leave coloring to the student. Coloring is a good way to reinforce understanding of element groups and periods and learn about metals versus nonmetals.
As with the color version, a PDF is available for downloading and printing.
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What Kids Need in a Periodic Table
Students studying chemistry or learning about the elements as part of a general science course need certain things from a periodic table:
- The periodic table needs to be current. That is, it needs to include all of the elements discovered to-date and the numbers on the table should reflect the latest values from the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry or IUPAC. While atomic number never changes, refinements in atomic mass do occur.
- The table needs to be large enough to read.
- The table needs to be clear.
- A printable table helps because it can be marked up and replaced.
- A periodic table for kids needs atomic numbers, element symbols, element names, and atomic mass values.