International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Dr Ravindran Pulyassary Ideas Activities
  • President, PeriodicQuest Inc.
    Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Email
    Tel 613-600-7570
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  • Organizations:

    PeriodicQuest Inc.
    www.PeriodicQuest.com
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
  • Web Site:

    http://www.PeriodicQuest.com

About:

PERIODIC QUEST

http://www.periodicquest.com/

About PeriodicQuest

Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of Elements represents the complete set of chemical elements known to mankind that constitutes the building blocks of matter in the universe as we know it. PeriodicQuest is the only board and card game of its kind based on the Periodic Table and consists of 118 cards, each representing an element on the table and a game board composed of 4 Periodic Tables. Some of the PeriodicQuest card games come with interesting twists introduced through nuclear attacks while the ‘Scrabble ®’ type card game focuses on creating chemical compounds . The exploratory board games of PeriodicQuest are for the novice and challenger board game for the experienced.

PeriodicQuest brings chemistry learning out of the class rooms to kitchen tables and social gatherings. We are in the early stages of exploratory talks with professional, academic and youth organizations to establish PeriodicQuest Championship Tournaments at local, regional, national and international level to popularize Chemistry.

PeriodicQuest is committed to advancing chemistry education. A portion (approximately 10%) of the gross revenue from the sale of each unit is set aside to establish separate scholarships for girls and boys for higher studies to be won through PeriodicQuest Championship Tournaments.

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Periodic Quest

Engaging, Entertaining, and Exciting way of Exploring the Elements

Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of Elements represents the complete set of chemical elements known to mankind that constitutes the building blocks of matter in the universe as we know it. The field of chemistry encompasses the study of these elements and numerous compounds resulting from chemical reactions among them. Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of Elements is an essential tool in Chemistry for understanding the properties of chemical elements and the compounds. PeriodicQuest offers an engaging, entertaining and exciting way of exploring the elements represented on the Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of Elements – one of the clever inventions in fundamental science.

PeriodicQuest is the only board and card game of its kind based on the Periodic Table and consists of 118 cards, each representing an element on the table and a game board composed of 4 Periodic Tables. PeriodicQuest brings chemistry learning out of the class rooms to kitchen tables and social gatherings and also opens up avenue to facilitate PeriodicQuest Championship Tournaments as part of the world wide IYC-2011 celebrations, to popularize Chemistry. Some of the PeriodicQuest card games come with interesting twists introduced through nuclear attacks while the ‘Scrabble’ type card game focuses on creating chemical compounds . The exploratory board games of PeriodicQuest are for the novice and challenger board game for the experienced.

GAME 1

In this card game. each player adds one card from the shuffled deck to his/her collection and places a card on the table from the collection. At the end of each round, the player who played the card with highest value that matches the starting card type wins the round. During the game players will be busy plotting nuclear attack or strategies to block a nuclear attack to maximize their chances of winning the game. The game continues until all the cards in the deck are played. The player with highest sum of card value wins the game

GAME 2

In this card game, each player adds one card from the shuffled deck to his/her collection and places a card on the table from the collection. If some or all cards on the table can be used to form chemical compounds, the player claims those cards used in the compound formation. The game continues until all the cards in the deck are played. The player with highest sum of card value wins the game.

GAME 3

In this card game, each player adds one card from the shuffled deck to his/her collection and places a card on the table from the collection. At the end of the round, the player who played the card with highest value that matches the starting card type gets a chance to form chemical compounds using cards played on the table, just like letters are used to form words in Scrabble TM game and claims those cards used in the compound formation. The game continues until all the cards in the deck are played. The player with highest sum of card value wins the game.

GAME 4

This card game is intended for players who are relatively new to the Periodic Table of Elements and Chemistry. Each player adds one card from the shuffled deck to her/his collection and places a card on the table from the collection such that the sum of electrons in the valence or outermost shell of some or all the cards on the table satisfies some predefined conditions. The player claims the cards on the table that satisfied the conditions. The game continues until all the cards in the deck are played. The player with highest sum of card value wins the game

GAME 5

The explorer board game takes player through the periodic table introduces them to various elements and encourage them to challenge their opponents in the understanding of properties of the elements.

GAME 6

The challenger board game is the most complex game in the series. It challenges the players to review their understanding of chemical compounds and how to maximize their chance of winning by strategically selecting the right combination of elements through dice throws.

Web: www.PeriodicQuest.com

e-mail: quest@PeriodicQuest.com

Available Date: 25 Sept 2010