KingsU undergrads make international headlines with interactive periodic table

The days of a periodic table hanging on the back wall of a high school classroom might be over, thanks to a new electronic version produced by undergraduate students at The King’s University, reports the Edmonton Journal. Titled Isotopes Matter, the project has received attention from science organizations and publications around the world. “The response has been excitement, fear, loathing by some who think the periodic table was finished 100 years ago and it shouldn’t be touched,” says KingsU Professor of Physics and Astronomy Brian Martin. In addition to its value for scientific research, the new interactive table reportedly benefits students by incorporating a number of questions designed to help students develop their scientific knowledge.