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The Periodic Table Flashcards: Elements with Style! (Basher Science) Cards – 15 Jul 2011

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Product details

  • Cards: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Kingfisher Books Ltd; Flc Crds edition (15 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753466082
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753466087
  • Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 3.1 x 16 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 468,994 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Simon Basher is the creator and illustrator of more than ten best-selling concept books for children including The Periodic Table, Physics, Biology, Astronomy, Math, and Punctuation. Based in London and Tokyo and specializing in "graphic surrealism," Basher's original artwork is regularly exhibited and sold in the UK, Europe, the US and the Asia. Find out more at

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alice on 12 Jun. 2012
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I had high expectations of a fun game that would help my daughter learn or be interested in the periodic table. However I was a bit disappointed. There were no instructions how to play the game. Some cards have only one symbol on them, others have two. I like the stories about the different elements, they were fun to read. I didn't see the point in the pictures of all those pokemon-like characters.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Basher Flashcards 11 Feb. 2012
By Mom of Many - Published on
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I bought the product to introduce Chemistry to my 2nd graders. Although I loved the Basher Periodic Table book, the flashcards were disappointing because I expected a single element per card. Having two elements at the opposite ends of the card creates unnecessary distraction for young eyes. I was able to work around it by covering one end with my hand as we reviewed, but that also meant that the image was smaller when using the cards with a table of children.

The children, however, loved the cards and begged to spend time with index cards and crayons making their own set of element cards. My son spent hours on the floor making a huge periodic table.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Basher makes the Periodic Table fun! 5 April 2012
By Larisa Palazzolo - Published on
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After enjoying Basher's book on the Periodic Table, I finally decided to get the flashcards. I debated for a while on getting the flashcards, and printed out the free Periodic Table poster offered at Did I really need to buy these flashcards, too? Okay, why not. Are they worth it? Yes!! For a small price I have a set of beautifully illustrated, glossy cards, with cheeky element descriptions on the back of each card.

However, I was surprised to find out that (except for the first 2 elements) the cards have two elements per card... and the bottom element is upside down. This may be an ideal feature to use as strictly flashcards, but I found it a bit awkward when laying out in traditional Periodic Table form. The easy fix is just to cut the cards in half. If the cards were full size, it would have been impossible to lay out in correct form on my dining room table. (Uploaded under customer pictures) Also, that would have doubled the size of the box, and probably doubled the price! So, the set is just perfect for me.

In card form you can use them for games. For example, try placing them down in Periodic Table order and removing random cards... then the kids can try and guess the missing element.

Overall, these are a wonderful solution to making the Periodic Table fun. I am very pleased with this product and my children (ages 7-12) are having fun with this science resource!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Only 58 cards??!!! 14 Feb. 2013
By E. Smith - Published on
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I eagerly ripped open the package and then instantly realized that these were going to be useless. Nowhere on the package does it say there are only 58 cards.

Helium & Hydrogen are the only single element cards. The rest are double element cards. One element is upside down on the front & it's information is also upside down on the back. So if you want to make a periodic table using these cards then half the elements will be upside down.

They are colorful with useful information on the back but not what I was expecting. They did keep the element groups together but I wanted 1 card per element. There is a playing card deck that DID do this somewhere on Amazon but they aren't cute & big like Basher's. I want to send these back. Maybe I'll cut these in half though. Basher bummed me out today.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Amazing cards 2 July 2012
By usfscooter - Published on
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This is a fantastic set of flashcards. My 5 year old son is interested in everything and these fulfill his need for information. We had previously tried a set of "The Elements," flashcards, but those were just too beautiful and not sturdy enough for multiple/daily use. I know a previous review stated the downside of one element being upside down, but I see that as a plus when it comes time for clean up! The pictures are just like the other Basher books and incorporate a main component of the element, so they help as a visual memory clue. Overall these are a great set of flashcards for kids.
Comprehensive learning tool 2 Jan. 2014
By Marion - Published on
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I recommend this flash card deck for children who want to learn about and memorize all the scientific elements. It is a perfect aid for studying.
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