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.
SageModeler is an intuitive modeling tool being developed at TheConcord Consortium and the CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University for middle school and high school students to build their own models and validate their model design using real-world data.
TechGirlz is a program of Creating IT Futures, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit of CompTIA, which inspires middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers. To achieve its mission, TechGirlz has created engaging, interactive “TechShopz” led by industry professionals, community leaders, and students.
You do not have to go far from home to travel somewhere amazing. Every state hosts natural and technological marvels that you may never have seen. Popular Science magazine suggests 50 science-y destinations that are well worth a visit—each is within a drivable distance from the state’s largest population center.