The periodic table of the elements, in pictures and words is an interactive site that shows students how each element is used or is present in familiar products. When students click on an item in the interactive display, an image of a familiar product or object appears with a description of the item and its characteristics. For example, if you click on aluminum, an airplane image appears with a description of aluminum, its uses and characteristics.
The periodic table of the elements, in pictures and words was created by Keith Enevoldsen. It also offers Free PDFs of The periodic table, in pictures and words. If you wish, you can support Keith by purchasing a table poster.
Applications for education
The periodic table of the elements, in pictures and words could be a great resource for college science classes. It also provides a good template for an assignment where you ask your students to choose an item and then try to identify as many products as possible that contain that chosen item.