The Year of the Periodic Table

In this post I cover some principles of TOK, NOS and the learner profile whilst focusing on our favourite chemistry friend, the periodic table. 2019 has been officially designated ‘The Year of the Periodic Table’. I often wonder who makes these decisions but this one was made at the highest level, by the UN – so I guess we can’t argue with that! Why 2019 though? Why not 2018, 2020 or another year? Well, the reasoning behind it is that this marks ...

Sixty Symbols

I have made a few references to the university of Nottingham's 'Periodic Table of Elements' - it is a great website and worth a look if you have not already done so. However, I was also pleasantly surprised to see one of my blogging colleagues in Physics' refer to their equivalent. It is called 'Sixty Symbols' and is also produced by the university of Nottingham - it contains, as you have probably already guessed sixty click-able physics symbols (such as ghost ...