Tuesday 25 March 2014

Visual Periodic Table by RSC {Tuesdays Treasures}

A few weeks ago I shared about a new book titled The Elements - a Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe by Theodore Gray.

This week I would like to introduce a fabulous resource by the Royal Society of Chemistry.  I love this website about the Periodic Table.
Visual Elements Periodic Table

Hover for a summary
Click through
Click on an element to be taken to a full page dedicated to that element. From here you get access to
  • Uses/ Interesting Facts
  • Atomic Data
  • Supply Risk of the element
  • Oxidation/Isotopes
  • Pressure/Temperature-Advanced
  • The History
  • Podcasts
  • Video's. The videos are EXCELLENT! and they are my favourite part of the whole site. You get to see experiments demonstrating that element. Watch a sample of the Iron Element on YouTube 

Visual Element Table

The home screen has a number of options available too.
  • If you select Visual Elements you see the above table and hovering over an element shows a pop up box with a summary.  
  • You can select temperature range and that will highlight the elements within your selection
  • You select a group range between 1-18 and it will highlight the group along with a pop up box explaining the group characteristics.
  • There are four periodic table block options too.  When selecting the block you are able to see the specific group highlighted along with an explanation of the block of elements.
  • There is an option to see the elements by periods, Lanthanides and Actinides.
  • You also have the option of selecting a classification of metal or nonmetal elements.

Elements by History

On this page you have three options.
  1. One click on a discoverer and up pops a small biography of a scientist along with a visual highlight of all the elements the scientist discovered.
  2. Add in a year anytime in the years 1 to 2014 and the elements known to man up the date entered will highlight.
  3. Hover over an element for a summary of who discovered it and when along with the name meaning

Elements by Podcast

Each element is presented via podcast to listen to.  From here you can download the transcript, download the podcast or go to iTunes.

Elements by YouTube

This page is the periodic table by YouTube.  Love the shortcuts here

What's your favourite chemistry resource ?

Every bed of Roses

 Welcome to Tuesdays Treasures.  I started these posts as a way of sharing great books in honour of my friend in New Zealand who would arrive with the treasures she had unearthed at her weekly trip to the library!

There are so many wonderful books and Resources out there out there hiding on shelves and somewhere on the internet.

I invite you to blog about
  • a book on your shelf, one you're reading or one you found at the library,
  •  a great homeschool item you have found and
  •  any new resources you are enjoying. 
Grab the button for your post and add a link to your post below. I would love to read about your treasures. 


  1. Thanks for sharing these resources. I'm sharing with my daughter who is currently studying chemistry.

    1. You're welcome Jennifer :) It's my all time favourite Chem resource on the web

  2. This looks so cool! Thanks for sharing the information.

  3. WOW, this is amazing, Chareen!!
    Thank you!

    1. I agree Chris it's amazing!
      You're welcome

  4. Thanks for detailing this Chareen!
    I'll let my DD loose on this "Table" on Friday.
    (Your Tuesday Treasures are my most favourite posts ... I look for them each week. Keep posting!)

    1. You're welcome Chelle :) It's a fun table and well worth book marking.

  5. Thank you so much for this and the links to the Gray book and youtube videos.

  6. Thanks for sharing! My nine year old is obsessed with the Gray book and some You Tube videos on the periodic table so this is a great resource for him!


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