Take the periodic table into the digital age with QR codes that take the scanner to an audio recording about each element from the Royal Society of Chemistry. Enlarge the image, then use a smartphone or tablet to scan the code for an element to learn about some of the ways each element is used, the history of the element, and more. Have young chemists research different elements then share their findings with others, or assign one element for homework each night.
- Fun way to incorporate different kinds of technology into chemistry
- Excellent way for auditory learners to explore the periodic table
- QR codes are too small to be read if printed out as a whole periodic table
- Topics and level of discussion may be too advanced for some learners