If you have kids who enjoy puzzles and science-themed toys, The Elements looks like a winner. The puzzle is of Theodore Gray’s photographic periodic table and is based on the bestselling The Elements book. It measures 36″ x 16″ when fully assembled.
Each element in the periodic table is illustrated with a picture that provides insight into the characteristics and properties it has. For example, carbon is represented by a photo of a diamond because diamonds are made from the exposure of carbon-bearing materials to high pressure.
I think this is a visually appealing design that is sure to be a hit with science fans of all ages. I never managed to get very far in studying the periodic table myself, but my son has already shown some interest.
In my opinion, the only downside of this puzzle is that it has 1,000 pieces. Despite loving anything to do with science, I know my son doesn’t have the patience to put it together. We’d have to make it a family project and work on it over the course of several weeks in order to get it done.
When finished, I think this puzzle would be awesome if it was sealed and framed as wall art. What do you think? Does this look like something your children would enjoy?