Syngenta Periodic Table celebrated at ERA Awards 2012
The Syngenta Periodic Table, developed by dbda for Syngenta, was celebrated as a Finalist for the Best Secondary Resource or Equipment using ICT at the prestigious Education Resource Awards (ERA) 2012.
The periodic table is fundamental to the science curriculum and this free interactive resource is designed to teach this important topic in an engaging way and help learners understand the often complex world of chemical reactions.
“We wanted a resource that would inspire young people’s interest in chemistry and help them discover the elements and learn how they’re used in everyday life,” said Jim Morton, Education Officer, Syngenta. “This resource impacts on learners and supports teachers too and we’re delighted with the result!”
Bright colours, bold images, video demonstrations and 3D models bring the periodic table to life. Students can conduct experiments in the ‘Reaction Zone’, a unique virtual laboratory where they can see the results play out on film; or get to grips with real-life chemistry as they explore and manipulate compound structures in 3D.
Aimed at students (up to 16 / 16+) and their teachers, users can switch between two levels of curriculum-linked content and alternate to see equations build in word, symbolic or both formats.
“The Syngenta Periodic Table is a success in the classroom with students and teachers alike and is proving to be a valuable revision tool too,” said Nicki Della Porta, Business Director, dbda. “We’re really thrilled that it’s been selected as a finalist by ERA which recognises the practical impact on learning and the day-to-day work of teachers.”
To find out more, visit: www.syngenta.co.uk/periodictable