Periodic tables are great learning tools for students. They offer information about chemical elements in the form of a tabular display. These elements are organized by atomic numbers, “from the element with the lowest atomic number, hydrogen, to the element with the highest atomic number, oganesson. The atomic number of an element is the number of protons in the nucleus of an atom of that element.” In this post I am sharing with you two great periodic table apps to use with your students.
This app is free right now and only for a limited period of time. The Periodic Table Chemistry offers a number of amazing features. These include the ability to explore elements in 3D or display virtual elements in AR; export as images to other apps such as Pages or Word or print them directly using ElementCard; use your camera to get snapshots of the AR Elements; provides both fundamental information (e.g., name, symbol, atomic number, atomic mass, electronic configuration) and advanced information (e.g., thermodynamic properties, material properties, electromagnetic properties, reactivity, atomic properties and radioactivity properties), and many more.
Another great app to help students learn about the elements of the periodic table and how to work together to make the world we live in. The Elements provides information about elements in engaging and visually rich stories. “Start off on a living periodic table where every element is shown with a smoothly rotating sample. To read about gold, tap the gold nugget. Immediately you see the sample filling the screen, photographed to razor sharpness and rotating around a complete circle in front of your eyes. Enjoy the extensive array of facts and figures. Next find a fascinating story about the element, surrounded by carefully photographed objects representing it. Every one of these objects, well over 500 in total, is a freely rotatable, live object that you can examine from all sides and pinch zoom to see in unprecedented detail”.
Some of the features The Elements offers include: translation into various languages including Dutch, Finish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and many more; engaging visual stories; rotation of all objects in 3D; explanatory introduction, and more.