learning about Marie Curie and radioactivity

As I was preparing to write that blog post about comic books, there was a day when I asked my husband to grab some more comic books when he goes to the library. One of the books he brought back was called Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss. It was from the adult graphic novel section, and it isn’t exactly a comic book. It’s an artistic exploration of the Curie’s life and also of the “fallout” of their discovery of radioactivity. The book tells how Marie and husband met, and how they Continue reading

Elementeo, the card game, and other resources for teaching children about the elements.

My husband bought a copy of the game Elementeo. It is a card game something like Magic: the Gathering, where cards provide different monsters or abilities with which to attack the other player, except in this game the characters are based off of the elements. There is Chromium Crook and Iodine Mermaid. Each card has a little description of the character that refers in some way to what the element is used for. Yesterday before playing, I did something else with the game, that I’ve been wanting to do for a couple of weeks now. I spread one set of Continue reading