Uncle Goose Periodic Table Building Blocks

Posted: September 14, 2019
Uncle Goose Periodic Table Building Blocks
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Periodic table building blocks from Uncle Goose? Uh, I don't think so. Number one, Uncle Goose died in 1986. A tragic accident during an attempted ejection from an F-14 fighter plane. Number two, even when Uncle Goose was alive, he wasn't exactly a genius of chemistry and the elements. Well, perhaps the carbon dioxide, oxygen, and nitrogen that form great balls of fire, but I don't think that's enough of a foundation to put his name to an entire set of Elemental Blocks.

Overlooking their namesake though, this 20-piece block set shares a charming scientific bond in its execution. Each block contains 6 different elements of the periodic table, one per side of their 1.75" Michigan-grown basswood cube composition. I'm not sure how educational the Elemental Blocks will prove to be, given that you can't actually create a complete periodic table with them, and it's unclear if the elements are divvied between block sides such that you can even form partially complete columns and rows. But whatever. As Uncle Goose - in true Uncle Goose form - points out, this is the one time you can let your kid play with plutonium and arsenic.

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