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iPad App Review: Periodic Table of the Elements


App Name: Periodic Table of the Elements

Cost:  Free

What does it promise?  This is a standard Periodic Table of Elements, with a level of interactivity.

periodc tableDoes it deliver?  At first look, this table is just like any other Periodic Table—a necessity for anyone studying chemistry. This version differs, however: instead of cramming all the information for an element into one little square, students can select a chemical attribute and have the entire chart color-coded to plainly show how the different elements vary with regard to the selected trait. Students can select traits including Atomic Number, Chemical Family, Electronegativity, Radioactivity, Melting Point, Boiling Point and State (solid, liquid or gas).

Can I use it in my classroom?  This is a tremendous study aid for classroom use, offering an added dimension to the standard Periodic Table, but not providing so much information that it encourages cheating or hinders learning.

All apps can be found in the iPad apps store under education.

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Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor
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