Dynamic Periodic Table-A gift for Students and Teachers
We are always talking about the use of technology in education, in teaching and learning. Then this is the example of the use of technology for human learning.
As we all know that the periodic table of the chemical elements is a tabular method of displaying the chemical elements which was credited to Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev in 1869. Mendeleev intended the table to illustrate recurring (“periodic”) trends in the properties of the elements. The layout of the table has been refined and extended over time, as new elements have been discovered, and new theoretical models have been developed to explain chemical behavior. This is really important and basic knowledge in chemistry. So high school students need to remember this and know the relationship between the elements.
Now, the dynamic periodic table, provided at Ptable.com, is letting users to see what each element does at various temperatures. This cool website is also fast and efficient.
If you had studied Chemistry as one of the subjects either in your school or in the college You wish I had this site when you were studying. Better late than never! You can introduce this dynamic periodic table to your kids now. It should be a useful site for teachers and students in high schools and colleges.
This periodic table is linked directly to Wikipedia that allows you to view the encyclopedia entries as small pop-ups. You can also drill down on any element’s info and view the data with color coding based on which group the element resides.
You can click on any element and it gives you the Wikipedia definition, the pronunciation, symbol, chemical series, the appearance (which includes a picture, this is very handy and helpful), the standard atomic weight, and etc. It even gives all the physical properties of that element, such as density, boiling point and melting point, oxidation states, atomic radius, and a lot more.
This site offers much more, such as, downloading the table as a PDF file. There are 2 choices with PDF, letter or A4. There is an option to download it as a picture file, PNG.
The other best feature available is the demo version. It shows you how to select an element, how to roll over the elements, what to look for, and etc. There is a chart that lets the students see what it a gas, solid, liquid, and unknown elements. It also tells you whether or not it is metal or not. This is powerful and most teachers should use it.
On the outset, this site would be a great benefit to students and teachers.
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