K12 Periodic Table of the Elements

For anyone learning or teaching chemistry, nothing beats a free and interactive periodic table of the elements. Peruse the elements while learning about atomic number and mass, melting and boiling points, and many other properties of each element. 

9th - Higher Ed Science 11 Views 4 Downloads
App Overview

Simple to use; just click on any element, or drag the black box around an element to a different place, and a box will pop up showing the element's attributes, which are listed below: 

  • Name
  • Atomic number
  • Lewis dots (for some elements)
  • Electronegativity
  • Ionization
  • Radius
  • Ionic radius
  • Melting
  • Boiling
  • Average atomic mass

Settings Options:

  • Coloring: Change from the typical classification coloring to find elements with other similar attributes
  • Temperature: Select Kelvin, Celcius, or Farenheit
  • Layout: Choose between the traditional or expanded periodic table
  • Sound: Tap the speaker icon to turn sound on or off
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Instructional Ideas

  • Show relationship between elements and their characteristics by changing the coloring in settings
  • Review elemental attributes
  • Pocket guide for young chemists to have on their own mobile devices
  • Reference tool
Classroom Considerations

  • No activities to keep users engaged for an extended period of time
Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Free
  • Detailed
Cons

  • Element clicked on does not always appear; make sure the black box is surrounding your selection
  • Limited functionalities