Students are given definitions and explanations of electronegativity and first ionisation energy.
It is possible to have the table without names or to show weights, electrons, and in wide format.
The table is easy to navigate and could be used by teachers to demonstrate features of the elements and the periodic arrangement. It could also be sued by students for homework and for revision. The website also suggests possible projects.
With help from the American Association of Chemistry Teachers and American Chemical Society, Ptable has sponsored the creation of new lesson plans developed by chemistry teachers which take advantage of the site's in-depth interactivity. Using these free lesson plans, you can engage with the periodic table in ways which were previously impossible.
In this activity, students will use the online periodic table to investigate a number of chemistry concepts. Students will use this online resource to explore information about the elements, including historical data, physical properties, periodic trends and more.
In this project, students will select an element and then use Ptable.com to explore aspects of the element including its periodicity, electron configuration, history, and uses in industry.
Making Connections between Electronegativity, Molecular Shape, and Polarity
In this activity, students will find the electronegativity values of a variety of elements, draw the Lewis structures of selected molecules that are made with those elements, and identify the molecular shape of each molecule. Students will then be asked to determine if the molecules are polar or nonpolar based on the electronegativity values of the atoms and the molecular shape.
The table has no pictorial forms – it is just the table with symbols and the various add-ins. This may limit its appeal to visual learners but does not detract from its overall usefulness.
The table can be purchased in large poster formats.
It can be used for homework or revision activities.
The interactivity gives more practice than just reading a paper copy and looking at static data tables.
It can also be used for comparison with other versions of the periodic table.
I would definitely use this resource with my classes, it starts with basic information but as you progress with your study of science you can get more and more information from this page. I would use this for project work on an element and also when teaching many different aspects of chemistry, such as, general layout of the periodic table, bonding, assigning oxidation numbers etc.