The modern periodic table has been at the heart of chemistry, biology, and other sciences since the pioneering work of Meyer and Mendeleev in the mid-1800s. A periodic table has graced the inside front cover of countless science texts for as long as I can remember, but textbooks don’t always do such a good job of explaining what it is and how to use it.
Unlike these static textbook tables, the Periodic Table Cramlet™ has several features that make it effective where the book is not:
- Color coding helps to visually distinguish between the different element groups and types.
- Printouts are just a mouse click away, giving a color printout with an additional page showing the symbols and names in order of their atomic number. Print it out and laminate it for a great carry-around reference!
- How to Use section explains in detail how to use the table and what each of the terms means. (This is especially useful for us non-scientific types.) Does your textbook do that? I don’t think so!
- Key information about any element is displayed below the table when you roll over that element with your mouse:
- Chemical symbol
- Electron configuration
- Atomic mass
- Atomic number
The Periodic Table is one of our most popular Cramlets™. Of the features listed here, the best one is that, unlike a textbook, it is available for free to all students.
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