There may be nothing in science more seemingly dull and lifeless than the periodic table of elements. While that's not true as this is actually a grouping of the building blocks of everything in existence, to kids, it's just a bunch of random numbers and letters.
Attach the open folders together, back to back, along with two of the periodic tables using a large paper clip. Lay the other two periodic tables down in front of the players. The board is officially assembled.
Not only does it work, but Tripp's kids love the game, and have already made huge strides learning chemistry. So how exactly do you play it?
12. Watch It In Action
Here you can watch a video of Periodic Table Battleship being played. As you can see, it does exactly what it sets out to do: plays like the addictive classic game of its namesake while teaching children science they may otherwise be uninterested in.