Chemistry Mavens: Get Your Interactive Periodic Table Here!

The Dynamic Periodic Chart at ptable.com may be very helpful to those engaged in Chemistry classes of various levels. When you log in you see a standard periodic table:

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You may also parse the chart in various ways by checking/unchecking these boxes:

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When you click on a particular element a popup takes you to a Wikipedia entry about the element:

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You may also use these tabs to change the type of information that is available to you:

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For example, if you choose Orbitals and click on Arsenic (As) then you see this information:

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Honestly I can tell you little about what that means, but there it is! Maybe I need to go back to Chemistry class myself!

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Science Daily

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Science Daily provides breaking news about scientific discoveries and science issues. Over 65,000 research articles, 15,000 images, 2,500 encyclopedia entries, 1,500 book reviews, and hundreds of educational videos are generated on the site. The story, along with its source is listed. General science, health, biomedical sciences, biological sciences, earth sciences, physical sciences, and applied sciences stories are all listed.

Eurostat Yearbook

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/statistics_explained/index.php/Europe_in_figures_-_Eurostat_yearbook

Eurostat Yearbook gives European statistics from Eurostat, the European Union Statistical Office. Data includes the Euro Area and Member States. Entries include information on the economy and finance; population; health; labour market; education and training;  industry and trade; agriculture, forestry and fisheries; international trade; transportation; environment; energy; and science and technology. Helpful charts and tables are also included. Each yearbook is updated as new statistics are released.

Appitic

http://www.appitic.com/

Appitic is a website that provides over 1800+ apps for education from the Apple Distinguished Educators.  The apps are sorted into math, science, reference, and others. Different grade levels, from preschool to grade 12 are shown. Apps for SPED/Autism, MI, Bloom’s, and NETS are listed. Teachers resources include television/radio apps, translation apps, flash card apps, e-reader apps, music apps, and others. How to create an app is also included.

Khan Academy

http://www.khanacademy.org/

Khan Academy is a library of learning videos. It includes over 3,000 videos covering such topics as “K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history” from the site. Each video allows you to work at your own pace. Practice exercises and assessments are included. Videos are around 10 minutes each and are geared towards watching on the computer.

Science Fair Central

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral/

Do your kids need some help getting started on their science fair projects?  Use this website to find out everything you need to know to complete a successful science fair project.  Many science fair project ideas for all ages of children are also included. 

From the website: 

An important part of learning science is doing science. Science fairs offer students an opportunity to practice science investigation and invention. Whether the science fair is competitive or not, the project may be the first time that students choose their own science topic and practice being a scientist or engineer.

This site is designed to help students do one of two things:

  • design and conduct an investigative experiment (investigation)
  • design and engineer a practical solution to a problem (invention)

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From the site, “Science.gov searches over 42 databases and over 2000 selected websites from 14 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results. Science.gov is governed by the interagency Science.gov Alliance“.
Searches can be done by keyword or topic. A link to ‘science in the news’ is also provided.