• These Crayons are a Great Way to Introduce Your Child to Chemistry

    Your kids will be thinking of lithium the next time they see red.


  • Want your child to grow up with science know-how? Consider getting her these crayon labels!

    These clever crayon labels, from the Etsy shop Que Interesante, goes over the crayon paper covering to replace it with different chemical compounds. The color the chemical compound is matched with correlates with its new label through the “flame test”. 

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    The flame test involves burning a substance to see which elements make it up through the color of the flame it produces. Sodium, for example, burns yellow while lithium burns red. 





    The basic pack of labels comes with 24 stick-on-crayon stickers which you can purchase for P150.  Each order comes with an information sheet about which chemical goes with which color. They also thoughtfully include a chemistry lesson sheet for parents who haven’t brushed up on their high school chemistry lately. 
     
    The labels also come in sets of 16, 48, 64 and 120. Your kid not into crayons but likes colored pencils? Luckily, they also sell a set of 24 and 50 for colored pencils. 

    Make sure you study up before getting this, though. If your kid gets into it, you might find yourself getting quizzed on what color mercuric iodine burns and you don’t want to be guessing, would you?

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    But simply buying a chemistry hack set won't ensure your child will learn chemistry. To raise a good learner, senior nursery adviser Genevieve Grefalde says you should get involved with your child's schooling as much as you can. 

    “Monitor the child’s specific requirement for any subject. Assist him in doing simple research and accomplishing projects. Doing so serves as reinforcement and encouragement to your child. It also gives you and your child an opportunity to spend time with each other,” Grefalde told Smart Parenting.

    All photos from Que Interesante/Etsy

    Sources:
    February 16, 2016. "Chemical Element Labels For Crayons Help Kids Learn Periodic Table While They Draw" (boredpanda.com)
    February 12, 2016. "Chemical Element Labels to Stick on Crayons to Help Kids Learn the Periodic Table While They Draw" (laughingsquid.com)

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