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Jun 11

The Periodic Table of Element Eytmologies


Tweet Follow @Sci_ents The seventh row of the periodic table is complete, resplendent with four new names for the elements 113, 115, 117 and 118. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (the organisation charged with naming the elements) has suggested these should be called nihonium (Nh); moscovium (Mc); tennessine (Ts) and oganesson (Og) …

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Mar 27

The Disney Periodic Table: Clever Hook or Abomination?


We’ve all seen the plethora of faux periodic tables. I’ve ranted written about them before. And now Disney (not content with trying to taking ownership of every  story ever) has chipped in with its own version of the periodic table. At least it resembles the original, all the symbols are their, numbered correctly and laid out …

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Aug 27

The Underground Map of the Elements


My son loves trains. So I came up with a train related twist to an inspection of the periodic table. We sat and cut up a copy of the table and then rearranged each element as a ‘station’ on an underground rail system. Each line represents a characteristic shared by the elements on that line. …

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Jul 11

Speaking of To Many Periodic Tables…


My wife and I married 4 years ago overlooking the ocean in Palos Verdes, California. It was a very small wedding (n = 8) without a reception. A month ago, we finally got the chance to bring all our friends together for a better-late-than-never celebration in Minneapolis, Minnesota. My wife insisted we have a periodic …

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Jun 26

What’s with all the “periodic tables”?


I don’t know about you but I’m sick of all the imitation “periodic tables” doing the rounds. They just don’t make sense. How are periodic tables of muppets, candy or fonts anything but a collection of things that fit into those catergories. There’s rarely any periodicity to any of them, so why  call them a …

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May 12

Guest Post: The Periodic Table of T-Shirts.


Guest post by Dr Simon Norris a Chemistry teacher at a school in the UK. As his alter ego The Cycling Scientist he has visited primary schools with his science road show. His current interests are using IT to enhance teaching and learning and using social media to create personal CPD for teaching colleagues. It’s a simple …

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