The Periodic Table
The Periodic Table Resources
The royal chemists like to visualize—very Zen. They also like to give tons of information about the elements in the periodic table. All elemental information is available with a few quick clicks.
Ever wonder what all of the elements actually look like? Find out here. Who knew that the element Rutherfordium looks like some guy. (Okay, maybe that's just the picture of Rutherford, but we can't be 100% sure.)
If you just want to get down to business, this is the periodic table for you. You'll also find orbital and isotope information here.
Here's a simple periodic table, in classic national lab style—simple yet soothing. This table is so feng shui.
You may think it's silly to have so many links to so many different periodic tables, but every student has different needs and wants in a table. Once you find your "soul" table, stick with it.
Ever wonder if your favorite obscure element has super powers? Find out if it was featured in any comic book ever.
NOVA has scoured the web for tons of chemistry resources. If you have an iPad, they have a chemistry app for that.
Here's a set of videos where the elements are the star. Pick an element. Click the symbol. Watch the video.
You can't learn about the periodic table without hearing this song at least once.
They Might Be Giants and chemistry…you can't go wrong.
If you have an extra two hours on your hands and want to learn science history, this PBS special all about elements is definitely worth the time.