Mattituck High School, Mattituck, New York, U.S.A.
Copernicium: After our Mattituck High School Chemistry classes compiled research about copernicium, two students designed the tile of the newest member of the periodic table. By shading with graphite, students Pauline Nelson and Scott DeLong utilized a metallic-gray color scheme to represent the colors of the lead and zinc isotopes used to create copernicium. The tile depicts the heliocentric model of the universe for which Nicolaus Copernicus, element 112's namesake, is best known; each planet is identified with its alchemical glyph. The title of his most famous work, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium, is displayed on a banner across the bottom along with the symbol, Cn.
Anna McCarroll and the 2010-11 chemistry class, Mattituck High School, Mattituck, New York, U.S.A.
Number of isotopes:
* Haynes, W. M. (2011). CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 91st edition: http://www.hbcponline.com/ Retrieved April 7, 2011
** Winter, M. (2010). Home of the Periodic Table. Retrieved April 8, 2011, from Web Elements: http://www.webelements.com/