Friday, March 6, 2009

The Interactive Periodic Table

The periodic table haunted my dreams during my junior year of high school. It was during that year that my Chemistry teacher had us memorize the periodic table. Today's high school Chemistry students have a number of online resources for learning the Periodic Table including the video periodic table and now this interactive Periodic Table simply called The Elements located at periodictable.com.

The Elements is an interactive periodic table on which students can click an element and learn about that element. Clicking on an element describes all of the element's properties and the common uses of that element. If students just need a snap shot of information, simply placing their cursor on an element reveals a snap shot of information at the top of the page.

Applications for Education
The Elements could be a great reference for science students at many grade levels. Students can locate all of the standard periodic table data as well as see images of the elements and read explanations of each element in use.