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The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements, and the Faculty of Science is celebrating by creating a new Timeline of Elements.
The initiative is based on the success of our Periodic Table Project for the UN International Year of Chemistry in 2011, where we had students from around the world design elemental tiles. The result became the Periodic Table Project poster, free mobile app, and the iconic wall mural at the entrance of the Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (UW Earth Science Museum).
This year we decided to take a different approach to the table and deconstruct it into the years the elements were discovered. Our goal is to have chemistry students from around the world join together to create an original and imaginative version of the Timeline of Elements, again with an artistic tile for each element. This project encourages students to learn about the elements and what led to their discovery.
You can sign up to design an element tile or forward this message to your high school. The final timeline will be displayed in the Science Teaching Complex for all to see. If you missed out on participating in our 2011 Periodic Table Project, this is your opportunity to have your home school celebrate and be part of a worldwide initiative. Please take time to reconnect with your high school science teacher and let them know.
Read more information and sign up for elements. Sign up deadline is August 7, 2018 with artwork due by March 2019.
The original article appeared in the Daily Bulletin and was written by Jean Hein, Editor, Chem13 News.