I never really think about how much I like science until I see something really cool, like the periodic table. Why am I so drawn to this chart of elements? Could it be my librarian brain enjoying something so organized? Or is it the chart’s bright colors? Maybe the appeal lies in how the letters and numbers are arranged in each square and have a meaning. Not sure. Whatever the reasons, I like it. A LOT. But I digress. The reason I am obsessing about the periodic table at all is the website Chemicool.
This site displays the periodic table with an awesome feature: you can click on each element and find out everything you ever wanted to know about that element. (Well, I am assuming it lists everything…I’m not a scientist!) Things like the atomic weight, history, classification and many other interesting tidbits are included. Visit Chemicool and see how cool it is for yourself. I don’t think you will be disappointed!
Want to read more science stuff? Check out our recent blog post, “Science Books Your Kids Will Want to Read.” Budding scientists should also check out AccessScience, a database available through the library’s website and containing multimedia (images, videos and animation) as well as articles from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.