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Periodic Table: Elements & their real world use

Posted by SalesianLibrary on March 22, 2010

I found this really interesting resource through Bright Ideas, a blog run by the School Library Association of Victoria. It’s a periodic table containing all of the elements but what’s really interesting is that it explains how each element is used in the real world.

So you can see for example, that Hydrogen is used in rocket fuel, vehicle fuel and ammonia. It brings a new meaning to learning the periodic table and may make learning it a whole lot more interesting for some students!


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Website: Learn.Genetics

Posted by SalesianLibrary on November 12, 2009

I’ve just come across a very interesting looking website. It’s called Learn.Genetics and is run by the University of Utah. It provides students and teachers with some great information on learning and teaching genetics and heridity.


There are lots of presentations on topics such as:

  • addiction
  • cells
  • chromosomes
  • cloning
  • DNA
  • gene therapy
  • genes
  • heredity and traits
  • medical technologies
  • molecular geneology
  • neurobiology
  • newborn genetic screening
  • stem cells
  • viruses
  • and more.

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