This title provides an overview of elements and the periodic table. Text includes a simple overview of elements and examines compounds, categories of elements, periods, groups, atomic numbers, properties, isotopes, and allotropes. Information is explained using real-world examples and supported with graphics and photos. This book concludes with two simple, kid-friendly experiments. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.