Last year, if you remember, I wrote about a great tool and example of how QR codes are being used in science education. The QR coded audio Periodic Table of Elements (as seen below) has QR codes for each of the elements in the periodic table. If you click on the image, then you can get to the high resolution full-sized version and scan some of the QR codes. It’s pretty fun to see what happens.

QR-Coded Audio Periodic Table of the Elements: A Mobile-Learning Tool

I am very pleased to learn, though, that this QR-coded audio Periodic Table of the Elements was recently published in the Journal of Chemical Education at , which is great news. The authors actually came back to my original post and dropped a comment to let me know, which is also awesome.

As I mentioned previously, this could certainly be a great at-home resource for a chemistry class to use.  Students could use their own smartphones, a parent’s smartphone, or even a desktop QR code reader.

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4 Thoughts on “QR coded Periodic Table of Elements published in Journal of Chemical Education

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  2. Vasco Bonifácio on June 2, 2012 at 7:35 pm said:

    Dear Michael, could you please substitute the picture you have for the audio periodic table in this post. Actually the picture you show is the periodic table of videos and not the audio periodic table. There’s already some info circulating in the internet base in your post (pintrest, etc) saying that this picture relates with the audio periodic table.

    You can find a pic for the audio periodic table at:

    Thanks for your attention.

    Best regards,

    Vasco Bonifacio.

    • Vasco, thanks for stopping by and setting me straight. I have changed the photo as you requested, and I’ve even added another post to clarify my error. You can see the new post at: “Periodic table of elements: QR coded for audio or video”

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