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To celebrate the International Year of Chemistry (IYC), Chem 13 News together with the University of Waterloo's Department of Chemistry and the Faculty of Science, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, encouraged chemistry educators and enthusiasts worldwide to adopt an element and artistically interpret that element. The project created a periodic table as a mosaic of science and art. In each of the elements, you can read about who created it, the creative processes involved, and scientific data relevant to the high school curriculum.
|Lanthanides||Return to Period 6|
|Actinides||Return to Period 7|
Above is a display of a small version of the final project poster. When you click on one of the tiles, you will be taken to a larger image and see who created the tile. Read about the creative process for each tile. Scientific data relevant to the high school curriculum is also listed.
Thank you to all the teachers and students who participated in the collaborative Periodic Table Project. Students from all Canadian provinces and territories, 20 U.S. states and 14 countries researched, created and designed the elemental tiles. We would like to thank 3M Canada, the University of Waterloo, and Chemical Institute of Canada for providing support to the project.
The winners of the contest for the newly named elements flerovium 114 and livermorium 116 for the Periodic Table Project have been announced on the Chem 13 News website. These tiles were needed because IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) officially approved the name flerovium, with symbol Fl, for the element of atomic number 114 and livermorium, with symbol Lv, for the element of atomic number 116.
In April 2012, a 25-foot by 18-foot wall mural of the final Periodic Table Project was installed at the Earth Science Museum at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario. A photo gallery of the event can be seen on the Chem 13 News website.
You may be wondering where the final classroom-sized periodic table posters (36" by 27") are displayed. The University of Waterloo has helped us mail out complimentary posters to all participants, all high schools in Canada and Chem 13 News readers. We have been celebrating the project by handing out complimentary periodic table posters at conferences during IYC:
Thanks to Chem Ed 2011 and STAO for giving us the opportunity to display our large travelling version of the Periodic Table Project.
If you are interested in a poster, new subscribers to Chem 13 News will receive a complimentary folded poster with their first issue. Go to our Chem 13 News website for subscription information.
For inquiries about purchasing posters and "non-folded" flat posters, please see the Periodic Table Project poster orders web page.