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ERIC Number: EJ939032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
It's Elemental!
Diener, Lynn; Moore, John W.
Science Teacher, v78 n5 p40-43 Jul 2011
An understanding of the periodic table is central to the study of chemistry. So it is no surprise that it is included in the National Science Education Standards. But how can teachers get students excited about the periodic table? And how can teachers help them learn it in a way that challenges their critical-thinking skills? The authors' experience using Periodic Table Live! (PTL!), together with worksheets they have written to accompany it, indicates that this resource pushes students to think critically and helps them learn the periodic trends in properties. This article describes PTL!, a free, web-based, interactive periodic table, and the worksheets that accompany it. (Contains 1 figure and 4 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A