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Atomidoodle Periodic Table of Elements Game

Atomidoodle Periodic Table of Elements Game

Over the past couple of years we have been dabbling in the Periodic Table of Elements with my younger two. It can easily become a dry swim of letters and numbers so I am always looking for new and fun ways to enhance their learning. We recently started using the Atomidoodle Periodic Table of Elements game on our iPad.

Atomidoodle Period Table of Elements Game from Starts At Eight

atomidoodle disclaimer

The Atomidoodle Periodic Table of Elements app, by Hero Factor Games is a chemistry app that was created to bring the Periodic Table of Elements to life. And that it does!

With a background of simple graph paper, and pencil looking sketches, the creators of  Atomidoodle have woven together logic, math, and science, all into one fun and educational game! The Atomidoodle app works on iPads as well as Android tablets. Check out this introductory video showing how the app works.

Playing Atomidoodle Periodic Table Game

Draw paths through tricky mazes, and get atoms safely to the goal!

Each level of the game varies in its layout and options.

Play atomidoodle Periodic Table Game from Starts At Eight


In the top right corner is the Queue of raw atoms that are ready to be shot out onto your grid space. Once you have shot out an atom the goal is to lead it to the examinator. To do this you will need to arrange the route for the atom to travel (the maze component). You may also need to use math and a fusion or fission widget to separate out the atoms that you need, or combine together the atoms to make the element you need.

All this is done in a fast paced manor while trying to keep the atoms from exploding! One element is introduced at a time as you master the one before it. So after you successfully complete a round, new elements are unlocked on the interactive periodic table that is contained within your profile.

Looking for key facts? Simply tap on any of your unlocked elements. This will bring up important facts about the element, such as symbol, family, and number of protons.

Atomidoodle Periodic Table from Starts At Eight

Interspersed throughout the game are more engaging and fun facts than just the basics you find in the Periodic Table.

Atomidoodle Periodic Table Facts from Starts At Eight

Example Facts:

“Your body is about 65% Oxygen. So if you weigh 150 lbs, 90 of those lbs are Oxygen. Most of the Oxygen in your body is mixed with Hydrogen in the form of water.”

“Fusion is the process of combining the nuclei of two atoms into one brand new atom. It is not the same as bonding. Which is the process atoms use to share electrons so they can create molecules. Two Hydrogen can bond together and still remain Hydrogen atoms. But, the Sun uses fusion to permanently change Hydrogen to Helium.”

Why We Love Atomidoodle

  1. Atomidoodle is an affordable game at under $2 on either iTunes or Google Play.
  2. It is simple enough that my 8 year old can easily navigate it, but complex enough to keep even my avid 12 year old gamer engaged.
  3. The graphics are hand drawn creations that are beautifully done. Simple, yet engaging.
  4. Educational and fun! Incorporating logic, math and science all disguised as a full puzzle/maze game.
  5. NO Internet required! My children can play this on the iPad anywhere we go!
  6. Multiple player accounts so that each of my children can play at their own pace without disrupting the other one’s progress.

Get The Atomidoodle Periodic Table Game

Are you ready to try it our in your home? You can find the Atomidoodle Periodic Table of Elements game by Hero Factor Games on both iTunes and Google Play

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Other Periodic Table Resources

The Periodic Table Rap - AL ittle fun with the Periodic Table from Starts At Eight. Make chemistry and learning the Periodic Table fun with this little song. Plus tons of Periodic Table resources for all ages: elementary, middle school, and high school! Great tools for your homeschool or classroom!Periodic Table of Elements Resources from Starts At Eight


  1. Hero Factor Games
    Feb 03, 2015 @ 13:55:13

    Thank you so much for this great review! We’re so happy that you and your family enjoyed Atomidoodle, and found it to be fun and educational at the same time!

  2. Heidi
    Feb 03, 2015 @ 21:30:15

    It was our pleasure! The Atomidoodle app is a keeper in our house! My 8 year old was looking at a screen shot of someone else’s and commented on how many elements that had! She immediately had to get it out and continue work on hers!

  3. bugsandstuff
    Feb 16, 2015 @ 14:14:25

    We purchased a chemistry set for our 6th-grade homeschooler this winter. He is very excited about both chemistry and the iPad. This is a great addition to our repertoire of independent tasks for him. Thanks for the post!

  4. Adelien Tandian
    Feb 20, 2015 @ 07:06:08

    My 8 years old gets excited with atomidoodles. He has got 24 elements so far. It is really a great game, isn’t it?

  5. Heidi
    Feb 20, 2015 @ 09:20:01

    That is awesome Adelien! My 8 year old totally loves it as well! I am so impressed with how much she is learning from it!

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