Problem: How to find an element on the periodic table and it’s properties.
Brainstorm: Find a picture of the periodic table in a book or look on-line.
App: K12 Periodic Table of the Elements
Review: The app is free. I like the app because it has lots of colours and is easy to use. The colours show which group the element is in. When you click on the element it gives you lots of information about the element. It gives you the atomic mass, the number of the element, the symbol, and the melting and boiling point. It would be a good app to use to study because you could say the information and then click on it to see if you are right. The cons are that you cannot combine 2 elements to get a formula or its combined name.
Debrief: I searched the app store looking for an app on the periodic table. I tried a few different apps. I picked this one because it was the easiest to use and the information was easy to access.
I learned that there are a lot of different apps and that it is not easy to find exactly what you are looking for. I also learned that random apps appear in the category. I searched chemistry and an app called FirstMet dating Meet Singles came up. I learned that using an app was a good way to solve my problem. It was way better than using a book because it is interactive.