Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Ptable - An Interactive Periodic Table of Elements

I've previously shared some resources for helping students learn the Periodic Table of Elements. This morning, through David Kapuler, I learned of another resource that could help students learn the Periodic Table.

Ptable is an interactive Periodic Table of Elements. Place your mouse pointer over an element to access the basic information about it. Click on an element to open the Wikipedia article about that element. The article opens within a dialogue box withing Ptable.

Applications for Education
Ptable is not going to revolutionize the way that students learn the Periodic Table, but it is another example of making academic information more accessible than in the past. Students don't need to lug around a big chemistry text when they can simply access resources like Ptable to get much of the same information from their Internet-connected devices.