The Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words provides chemistry students of all ages and levels with instant facts about each of the elements it illustrates. When students click on Palladium, for example, they will learn about the element’s role in pollution control. They will learn that Rhenium is a dense metal used in rocket engines, heater coils, and electric contacts, among other things. Other seemingly obscure elements that students may not have heard of, such as Gallium and Tantalum, influence daily life, serving as components in LEDs and mobile phones. Students gather such facts at a glance. The table is further adapted for classroom use with printable PDFs, including a version with only words and a simplified table with only pictures. Beginning students will find print-your-own elements cards, as well as other periodic-table-related aids, such as Atomic Orbitals, a color-coded chart that shows what atoms look like.
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Flinn Scientific, a trusted partner in science education and lab safety, has launched Flinn At-Home Science with extensive complimentary resources to help teachers and students continue their science and STEM education journey, even when the learning is taking place outside the school building. Teachers can integrate the content into daily learning experiences with on-demand and broadcast lab videos and webinars, as well as at-home activities and discounted lab kits. They can select digital STEM solutions for engineering, dissections, and AP science.