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Periodic Table LIVE!

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Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: September 08, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: October 29, 2013
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Submitter : Txong Her


This is exactly what it says...a periodic table that comes alive.  For each element that you click on, it'll give the name, picture, history, and everylittle thing you'll need to know about that element.  It even has a media section to veiw different forms, images, and videos of that particular element. 


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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Requires QuickTime7 and latest version of Java.
Language: English
Cost Involved: no Source Code Available: unsure
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure Copyright: yes
Creative Commons: unsure

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Avatar for Francesca Catalano
1 year ago

Francesca Catalano (Administrator)

Outstanding!  Visually appealing with tons of detailed information.  This can be used in multiple courses.

Avatar for Vanessa Castleberry
1 year ago

Vanessa Castleberry (Faculty)

Excellent resource for students to navigate around the Periodic Table.  I always tell them that if they can get to know the Table, they'll have less use for my class!

Technical Remarks:

Some of the apps require quicktime video.

Time spent reviewing site: 10 minutes

Avatar for yasna aguirre esse
2 years ago

yasna aguirre esse (Faculty)

Excelente para trabajar en clases con los alumnos, es una herramienta muy interactiva, facil de utilizar y completa, no solo  para el area de quimica sino de uso general, ya que especifica las caracteristicas fisicas y quimicas de cada elemento quimico.

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Avatar for steven stapleton
3 years ago

steven stapleton (Staff)

If you want a periodic table that really comes to life you can find it at

Avatar for Marc Schneider
3 years ago

Marc Schneider (Student)

This is a tremendously useful website for any grade! I looked at just about every element on the site and found out many different facts that I never learned while I was in school. There was a significant amount of interesting and seemingly useful information for each element that I clicked on.

Technical Remarks:

The site is very easy to use and could wind up being quite addicting to students who use it to their advantage for research, projects, etc.
Time spent reviewing site: I spent well over an hour tooling around on this site reading and learning about elements I thought I already knew enough about, re-familiarizing myself with others and even learning about the elements I never really knew existed.

Avatar for Maria Fernandez
4 years ago

Maria Fernandez (Student)

Great tool for students to understand periodic table. The pictures and explanations help to make connections, and therefore, have a better understanding of elements.

Avatar for Carly Fenton
4 years ago

Carly Fenton (Student)

This is a great tool! Very complete in information and love that they have a picture of the element when possible. Only concern is that there is too much information for younger students to sift through, but great resource.

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