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Capítulo de libro:
52 GAMES WITH THE PERIODIC TABLE AND BEYOND
Año:2019
Áreas de investigación
  • Matemáticas
Datos
Descripción
Year 2019 has been declared by UNESCO to be the International Year of the Periodic Table of the Elements. This is a great opportunity for Chemistry and Science to increase Public Awareness of the current issues the world faces as far as Chemistry is concerned. Within this Pubic Awareness, special attention should be done to students, from primary schools to university, though secondary school. The Periodic Table itself is rather well known by the students, but in general its key properties are not well assessed: (1) a sequential arrangement of atomic entities, with natural numbers 1 through 118 (as of 2019); (2) a periodic repetition of properties, both physical (structure) and chemical (behaviour with respect to other atoms and molecules); (3) a similar behavior among columns. The Periodic Table has a property that makes it different from other arrangements: besides containing elements labelled 1 through 118, there is a biunivocal correspondence between a natural number and a chemical symbol (and its name, indeed). Further, chemical symbols bear one or two letters. This allows for plenty of ideas to use in games and play. This fascinating collection of natural numbers/symbols allows thus to adapt classical games and to create new ones. We are involved in building up a collection of 52 games using the Periodic Table,1 which allows not only to foster the public awareness of the Table, but also to teach and learn about its properties, and eventually chemistry.
Internacional
Si
DOI
10.21125/iceri.2019
Edición del Libro
Editorial del Libro
ISBN
978-84-0914-755-7
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Título del Libro
12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation Seville, Spain. 11-13 November, 2019.
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Participantes
  • Autor: Fernando Blasco Contreras (UPM)
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