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Explore Google's Interactive Periodic Table
See how the elements in your body compare to those of the sun, the earth's crust, and the sea.... READ ON
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8 Pop Culture Periodic Tables
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9 Periodic Table Parodies
It's been almost two years since I've done a roundup of periodic tables (and six years since I posted the first one). Oh, you know the periodic table of elements; you may have even studied it. But these are different. Creative minds use the basic template to classify all sorts of things that aren't elements, and the ones that do contain real elements have a twist.... READ ON
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8 Creative Periodic Tables
The Periodic Table of the Elements is a wonderful aid in understanding chemistry, if you understand the reasons the elements are sorted the way they are. The table itself is a model of information classification. No wonder folks want to use this structure to classify other types of information -although science geeks can see right away whether the artist really understands the original table. That said, we can all enjoy periodic tables of items other than elements.1. Advice... READ ON
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8 Curious Periodic Tables
One thing I love about the internet is the never-ending supply of geeks with a sense of humor. Most of us learned about the periodic table of elements in junior high school (middle school to you younger folks). Some understand and remember it well enough to adapt the template into an organizational table for other things besides elements. Go ahead, have a seat at one of these tables!1. Mad... READ ON
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9 Strange Periodic Tables
Like Venn diagrams and flowcharts, the periodic table of elements gives us a geeky form in which to sort and convey all kinds of information. In what has become a semi-annual series, here are more periodic tables put to interesting, but not necessarily elemental uses.1. Scoville... READ ON
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8 Odd Periodic Tables (and then lots more)
People love the Periodic Table of Elements, as long as they don't have to deal with the actual chemistry. The design of the table can be used to classify, or just illustrate, all sorts of groups.1.... READ ON
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8 Alternative Periodic Tables
You are no doubt familiar with the Periodic Table of Elements. My first post here on mental_floss two years ago was about the imaginative way people used the periodic table form for things besides elements. And they continue to do so, as shown by these eight relatively recent tables.1.... READ ON
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More Periodic Tableware
My very first week here at mental_floss I wrote an article called Periodic Tableware, about how people have taken the periodic table of the elements and adapted the form in interesting ways. Since then, I've run across quite a few more examples. Thanks for the suggestions!In addition to the previously mentioned State of Kansas Table of Elements, here are a couple more tables used to make political points for science. The Cobb County Table of Elements was created by Loren Williams (who also... READ ON
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Periodic Tableware
The internet is great for study aids, if nothing else. The periodic table of the elements is easier to study as an interactive table. Click on an element to retrieve all kinds of further information. Nice, but there are more imaginative minds working on putting the "able" back into the table.The Google Image Search Periodic Table uses the first image that appears in an image search for each element.  This table is made of keyboard keys, and is also somewhat... READ ON

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