A dyslexic student who has had problems learning their alphabet and times tables could also experience difficulties later on in chemistry with learning and memorizing the periodic table of the elements.
Hints on how to learn the periodic table :
Use Visual aides :
The Periodic Table of the Elements in Pictures :
This is a great downloadable pdf file of the Periodic Table with clear illustrations. Suitable for all ages . The pictures make it more memorable to learn.
A mnemonic is a useful way to remember a list of facts.
The mnemonic listed below is a phrase, consisting of words made using the symbols of the first nine elements in the periodic table.
Happy Henry Likes Beer But Could Not Obtain Food
1. H - hydrogen
2. He - helium
3. Li - lithium
4. Be - beryllium
5. B - boron
6. C - carbon
7. N - nitrogen
8. O - oxygen
9. F - fluorine
Make up silly sentences to learn the symbols and indivıdual elements: eg
NAUGHTY ALEX is Sodium
Naughty Alex threw the sodium into the bath and it exploded
See You Tube for one good example :
“How to learn first 20 elements in periodic table (from Ming) “
Please see my other previous articles on mnemonics for more examples ...
Use music to learn the elements for example :
Boing Boing Video "Meet The Elements," an animated music video from They Might Be Giants. Available on You Tube .
This animated song is about the periodic table of elements
FunBrain Periodic Table Game
A fun way for young students to learn the periodic table . Includes learning by symbol or by name.
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