Periodic Table

Building excitement

Anyone struggling to learn the Periodic Table of the Elements in Chemistry class will appreciate these fantastic learning websites! (And even if you’re not a Chemistry student, your interest is liable to be sparked . . . )

This beautiful resource, Periodic Table.com, brings the elements to life with a sense of humor and “pictures, stories, and facts” – browse through the photographic examples for a pleasant and edifying journey: http://periodictable.com/
[The site is the companion to a book, The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe (2009) by Prof. Theodore Gray.]

The Royal Society of Chemistry brings you this attractive Visual Elements Periodic Table site featuring podcasts and videos: http://www.rsc.org/periodic-table

Los Alamos National Laboratory features a good basic-reference Periodic Table “for Elementary, Middle School, and High School Students”:
http://periodic.lanl.gov/index.shtml

The Office of Science Education at the Jefferson Lab (Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility) also has a good learning site on the Periodic Table – scroll down the page for Elements games: http://education.jlab.org/itselemental/

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