International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

Interactive Periodic Table

The reaction zone allows students to test how different elements react in a virtual lab.

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Interactive Elements

an engaging multimedia chemistry resource

A new online, interactive periodic table has been released that allows students to discover the elements and how they are used in everyday life. Created by Syngenta, this engaging multimedia chemistry resource is aimed at teachers and students and is closely mapped to the science curriculum.

In addition to striking and informative images and diagrams, the interactive periodic table offers a virtual lab called the “Reaction Zone,” in which students can test different elements and watch the results in pre-recorded videos, along with explanations and equations. The ‘Compounds’ section helps to put chemistry into context. Students can learn how compounds are used to protect crops. Students can spin, rotate, and zoom in on 3D models of compounds used in the production of pesticides, fungicides, and insecticides. They can also wear 3D glasses to see compounds jump out of the screen.

As Syngenta’s first contribution to the International Year of Chemistry, the interactive periodic table is designed to teach a fundamentally important science and chemistry topic in an engaging, thought-provoking, and memorable way.

activity featured May 6, 2011