~I received Periodic Thoughts Postcards and NERD Journal samples for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
Dare I say that being a nerd is now considered cool? That was definitely not the case when I was in high school but I feel like I am seeing things change. I say embrace everything nerdy and science related! Quarto Publishing Group is releasing 2 products that will help kids embrace their inner nerd this summer…and they are fun!
Celebrate your all-out geekery with your very own NERD Journal! Write down all your thoughts old school style with a pen or pencil. I wish I had kept up a journal when I was younger. How cool would it be to read my younger self’s inner thoughts. You could use this journal to map the nighttime sky or write about what superpower would you most love to have. Write down any great invention or business ideas you have! I love the idea of encouraging kids to write down their thoughts…no matter how silly they may be!
If you’re not sure what to write in your Nerd Journal, Julie Huffman and Jenavieve Brown have peppered this 128-page, hardcover with some of the greatest science facts, jokes, and more!
- Why can’t you trust atoms? They make up everything
- At room temperature, there are only two liquid elements. These are bromine and mercury.
- The only letter in the English alphabet not used on the periodic table is J. The letter q only appears in the symbol for the placeholder name for element 114, ununquadium, which has the symbol Uuq. When element 114 is officially discovered, it will be given a new name.
- So think about your passions, obsessions, brainstorms, and inventions. Write them down, because some day, we might find your Nerd Journal and put it in a museum, smarty pants!
Sometimes you just need to talk science, and what better way to say, “hello,” to a fellow nerd than with Periodic Thoughts Postcards. They include scientific quotes or laws and each card is designed using different letters from the Perdiodic Table of Elements. Kids can send postcards to their friends, grandparents, neighbors and teachers this summer… and learn about the elements at the same time! The 30 pull-out postcards are held together in perfect binding, so the cards are easy to tear out with no rough edges. Printed on sturdy, heavyweight paper, each card will stand up to the atomic weight of whatever you have to say.
Julie Huffman and Jenavieve Brown can be found at ShopGibberish. They are a mother/daughter team from Los Angeles. Julie teaches high school chemistry as a full time occupation and truly enjoys working with both high-achieving and struggling students. She also recently started teaching a University class. Jenavieve is a full-time student getting ready to attend a University in Northern California.
These are perfect gifts for geeks, nerds, and science lovers alike. With these two products you can let your inner geek out and be proud about it!