7-N Periodic Tables with Polycubes

Here we propose to play with the Periodic Table from a more geometrical point of view: building it up with cubes. [waiting for translation] Al darrer certamen de Ciencia en Acción a Viladecans hi vam presentar un taller de Capses i Policubs, i de fet una de les tasques que hi vam fer va ser…

6-C Nuclear fusion

The Periodic Table currently gathers 118 chemical elements, where one usually thnks about each element in terms of its atomic structure (electron configuration) and its reactivity (e.g., oxidation states). Other characteristics of chemical elements involve also their nuclear structure: beyond their number of protons at nuclei, that defines their position within the Periodic Table, one…

5-B Hiding messages

Cryptography is the art or technique to trasmit obfuscated messages, but that a receiver may decrypt with some code or procedure that only he/she and the sender know. This games tries to use the Periodic Table and the one-to-one correspondence between symbols and atomic numbers to encrypt text messages and numbers, e.g. phone ones. This…

4-Be Mystery guess

There are classical games based on mathematical properties that allow for mysterious play that allow also to foster curiosity. We present here an adapation of the classical game of binary cards, that uses the atomic symbol (or name) / atomic number duality for each element of the Periodic Table. This game can be performed to…

3-Li What’s your element?

This is the third game of the collection of 52 with the Periodic Table. It may be played in different ways: individually, as a workshop, in the classroom, at a Fair, …  This fact makes it especially suitable to attract children, youngsters and general public to increase awareness of chemcal elements and characteristics of the Perodic…

2-He An amazing square

Today we propose you a game that can be easily performed at home, with friends, for family, at school. We will be restrinting to 16 elements of the Periodic Table, and consider the square delimited by Boron, Indium, Oxygen and Teliurium. This square gathers various elements key to our day-to-day lives: first, Carbon, a key…

1-H Periodic Table Tetris tiling

Here we are proposing you to use Tetris tiles, each composed of four squares, to recompose the Periodic Table. The Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements contains currently 118 elements, which use to be represented in three blocks, namely “s”, then “p”, and finally “d”. Underneath usually two rows of further 14 elements are displayed,…