The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom

The ElementsChemistry can sometimes be a bit dry. If you are looking to spark your own or your child’s interest in the elements, The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe by Theodore Gray is just the book to do it. They will still need to learn about atomic numbers and protons, neutrons, electrons and bonding, but this coffee-table book makes the elements come to life with large, attractive photos and interesting facts and uses for each element. Gray writes a highly informative text infused with a sense of humor. It’s a winning combination to help demonstrate the relevance of chemistry.

Author: Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur, editor of "Today's Catholic Homeschooling", is the mother of two biological sons and one adopted daughter. She is in her fifteenth year of homeschooling. She has a B.A. in History and Fine Art and a Master's Degree in Applied Theology. She is the author of "The Crash Course Guide to Catholic Homeschooling" and "The Fruits of the Mysteries of the Rosary". She blogs at