Heritage Research Group Booth Highlights the Periodic Table of the Elements At Celebrate Science Indiana 2019
- Posted by Larry Sernyk
- On October 7, 2019
At the Heritage Research Group (HRG) booth at Celebrate Science Indiana on Saturday, October 5, two periodic tables were compiled from tiles prepared by the many engaged visitors. A common question was whether the images would be available online, so the results are shown.
The booth was organized by HRG research analytical chemist, Ben Woodworth. Tiles were aligned in the design of the periodic table with a card of each element laid on top of the tile. Kids were able to pick one of the elements from a stack of other cards that contained information about the element. Then they took that tile to the next station of the booth where they colored the tile with markers and used isopropyl alcohol on a cotton swab to make designs. After the element was labeled on the tile, Ben took a photograph and inserted it into an electronically generated periodic table that was built one tile at a time they could see on a screen right away! They got to take their tile home. Two complete Periodic Table of the Elements were assembled during this event, one from the morning visitors and one from the afternoon.
Did you participate in the HRG booth activity on Saturday? We had over 200 participants decorate tiles corresponding to different elements with beautiful results. Check out the compiled periodic tables below to find your contribution!
Article by: Ben Woodworth and Linda Osborn, Heritage Research Group