Math = Love: New Physical Science Posters

Saturday, November 5, 2016

New Physical Science Posters

This week, I took a bit of time to make a few more posters for my physical science students to use as a quick reference.  We just finished our introductory unit to the periodic table.  And, we're beginning our unit on chemical reactions.  So, all the work we've done to build and name compounds is going to continue to be used A LOT!  


The purple poster is one that I designed over a month ago, but I just now got around to printing it and hanging it.  I did use the same idea for a foldable for my students to put in their interactive notebooks, so I guess it wasn't as urgent as usual to get the poster hung up on the wall.  Having four preps this year has been definitely been an added stress that I'm not used to.  Time is scarce!

So, here is my "How to Read the Periodic Table" poster.


When I posted this on twitter, one teacher commented that I should have worded the explanation of atomic number as "number of protons or electrons."  I've uploaded an editable version in case you want to change any of the wording.  :)

The files for this how to read the periodic table poster can be downloaded here.

I gave my students a chart for prefixes for naming covalent compounds in their notebook, but I decided that we're going to be using these prefixes enough that it warrants a poster for quick reference.  Here's what I came up with:

Prefixes for Naming Covalent Compounds Poster

I designed this poster to print on 11 x 17 cardstock (affiliate link).  I use this size of cardstock to make quick and easy posters on my school's copy machine.  If you don't have access to this size of paper, you could also print it on 8.5 x 11 paper, it will just end up smaller.   

The file for this prefix poster can be found here.   

I liked how this poster design turned out so well that I edited the file to make a roman numerals poster for my physical science class to reference.  I found out when we were naming ionic compounds with transition metals that my students had trouble writing the roman numerals for the cation's charge.  One of my students suggested I make a chart of roman numerals for them to glue in their notebooks.  I haven't done that yet, but I did make a poster.  

Roman Numerals Poster
I'm not entirely happy with this poster design because I didn't have room to include M for 1000.  Until I figure out how to do so in an aesthetically pleasing way, this will have to do.  My physical science students don't need M to deal with naming ionic compounds, so I guess we'll survive.  

If anyone has an idea on how to modify the poster to include M, please leave a comment.  I'll edit the poster and upload the file!  This roman numerals poster is also designed to print on 11 x 17 cardstock (affiliate link).  

The file for this roman numerals poster can be found here.


1 comment:

  1. You could print it in landscape instead of portrait and do 3 columns of 7; that's the way I formatted the one that my kids got for their ISNs!

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