To celebrate the International Year of Chemistry (IYC), Chem 13 News magazine together with the University of Waterloo's Department of Chemistry and the Faculty of Science 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.
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.
See the amazing artwork for each elemental tile designed by chemistry students from around the world. The apps include the creative process behind each tile along with basic atomic properties of the element. The apps work to truly highlight the artistic expression of the Periodic Table Project.
The University of Waterloo has helped us mail out complimentary classroom-sized periodic table posters (36" by 27") to all participants, all high schools in Canada and Chem 13 News magazine readers.
If you are interested in a poster, new subscribers to Chem 13 News magazine will receive a complimentary folded poster with their first issue.
New elements contest
Chem 13 News magazine ran a contest to design tiles for the four newly named elements, nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts) and oganesson (Og). Our New Elements Contest received over 200 submissions from over 40 schools. See the new elements contest page to see the winners.
In April 2012, a 25-foot by 18-foot wall mural of the final Periodic Table Project was installed at the Earth Sciences Museum at the University of Waterloo.
We wish to thank 3M Canada for providing the materials and the installation of the wall mural.
Interactive online version of the Periodic Table Project
In addition to the mobile app, we also offer this online version of the Periodic Table Project with background information on who created each tile, its creative process and scientific data relevant to the high school curriculum.
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Thanks to the Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo for their continued support of Chem 13 News magazine throughout the project. Thanks to Lew Brubacher, Kathy Jackson and John Honek for their help and advice.
Special thanks to Kent Neilsen, 3M Canada, for taking the time to contact his first University of Waterloo co-op student (Jean Hein) for International Year of Chemistry and initiating the relationship between 3M Canada and the University of Waterloo.