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ADL2016 Science App Review



Define: Can I learn about the periodic table with the families and the elements properties.

Brainstorm- Find an app with a periodic table showing the properties and families of the elements on the apple store. Try a few out choose the best for our project.

Dream- A wish would be to have a model of the atom, a Bohr model that shows the electrons and protons and neutrons. Even being able to take two chemicals into a beaker and mix them would be amazing.



App Explanation- An app that uses the Periodic table and shows the atomic properties is called Quick Elements.


App exploration- The app shows the families of the periodic table and where they are in the table. It shows all the metals, non metals and, metalloids. When clicking onto on to one of the elements it can show the ionic charge, atomic mass and atomic number. If you click on a element it can show the physical properties, melting point and boiling point. Also shows the ion charges.img_1607

Pros & Cons: A pro would be showing the ionic charge with out having to solve anything. Another is the Periodic Table has all the families , named and colour coded. A Con is it doesn’t have Bohr diagram of the element. You cant see any compounds of elements, cant mix elements together.

Debrief: Over all the app was pretty much everything I thought of first. It was easy to use, simple and straight to the point with the information about every element.  I learned more about the families in the table and what each element has in common with the other element in that certain family. Also I now know the chemical families names better and where they are on the table.