During the 1960s I practiced analytical chemistry then taught chemistry, mathematics and general science at high schools (in the sate of Victoria, Australia).
I left teaching when I joined IBM in 1970, but am still interested in all things scientific even to this day. I’ve decided that I’m going to try getting my three young grandsons interested too, hoping that at least one of them will follow in grandpa’s footsteps!
I decided to write this brief post as soon as I came across an excellent little website devoted to displaying the Periodic Table of the chemical elements in an novel way.
The Dynamic Periodic Table is an interactive web-based joy to use -- but I will admit that you have to be that way inclined!
This periodic table was created by Michael Dayah. Read all about it here.
Michael explains that it’s a true web application, uses only HTML (no images or Flash), and accesses multiple resources (such as Wikipedia) to conglomerate information about the individual elements, tablet friendly, usable offline, kept up to date with newly-discovered elements and other information, and more.
Highly recommended for chemistry buffs!
I heartily recommend that you have a play with it too, then be sure to pass the link on to all the young people that you know.