The Elements: A Visual Exploration - from a teacher's point of view
- Posted by Alline September 12, 2011
- Recommended for Students
The app revolutionizes how students, teachers and parents interact with the periodic table of elements. The chart with letters and symbols that used promote students to tune out has been replaced by a vivid photographs which engage students and grab their attention.
Beautiful app, it's eye catching with it's 118 elements in HD. Even if science is not their thing, the photos of the elements in their pure, uncombined form will have your students hooked. With an inexpensive pair of 3D glasses, the elements come to life like never before.
The app opens to gorgeous high resolution 360º animations of spinning elements while playing the Tom Leher’s classic element song -- a great hook for the musically intelligent!
Each element comes with extensive background detail and real-time computational data from Wolfram|Alpha embedded. All the information in easy to read formats and entertaining articles are a touch away. Students will retain factoids without even trying.
Some elements have a video clip of experiments showing the properties of the elements, this makes it easy to match media to the content.