BEST Periodic Table of Elements on the Net!

November 12th, 2013 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, November 12, 2013 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

The Periodic Table of Elements has become much easier to understand through the interactive capability of technology. Here is a recap of some of the BEST periodic tables I’ve reviewed for ClickSchooling over the past 15 years…

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Age Range: 9 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)

The Periodic Table of Videos

In my opinion, this is the most fun periodic table on the Net. When you click on an element on the periodic table, it plays a video showing scientists in the lab having fun demonstrating the properties of the elements. Developed by the University of Nottingham, each video is short (2-4 minutes) and provides basic information about the featured element, it’s history, and how it is used. The scientists’ antics with beakers, Bunsen burners, and bloopers are narrated by mild-mannered professor Martyn Poliakoff who has wonderful, wild, Einstein-ish hair!


This is a click-and-learn table. Each element opens to its own page, maintained by the site that includes a description and photographs. This table has all kinds of hyperlinks within the descriptions to further explain the aspects of the element, along with an interesting sidebar that mentions the element’s uses and where it can be found.

The Photographic Periodic Table

Includes a photograph of every element on the periodic table, along with a description of the element. Some of them are beautiful – this is a visual treat!

The Wooden Periodic Table of Elements

An artistic person took the meaning of the word “table” literally, and created a wooden table that displays each element. This online exhibit of the table is a photo-mosaic. If you click on any of the element cubes a new page opens allowing you to explore each element in the display.

Games: Chemical Elements & Their Symbols

Provides free learning tools and games to help budding chemists memorize facts from the Period Table of Elements through:

  • Flash Cards
  • Match Game
  • Wordsearch
  • Concentration

The Periodic Table of Comic Books

A couple of chemists took it upon themselves to collect comic strips that mention elements from the Periodic Table and compile them on this website.


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