Comments Seen & Overheard About the Forever Periodic Table
"This is super cool... "
"Not a bad idea for use in a science classroom. I know that lots of students get confused by the cyclic nature of the table and how the lanthanides and actinides fit in."
"... it's an interesting way to point out the increasing orbital space with each additional 'shell'."
"Roy Alexander - noting that the 2D periodic table is sometimes hard to follow, as it leaves related elements way way way far away from each other - has taken his pictorial periodic table and employed the magical third dimension, bringing said elements into closer congruence."
"The Forever Periodic Table kit was delivered to me in a very good condition.
I assembled the Forever Periodic Table kit very easily without reading the description! It was quite easy!
It's size is very large, so beautiful photos, our laboratory staff (including students) are quite surprised.
At a university in Japan, the new semester begins in April.
In my "Inorganic Chemistry" lectures, I will introduce the Forever Periodic Table to students.
I am very much looking forward to it."
"What's that? ..the periodic table the way its supposed to be but isn't?"
"Inspiring! It makes you want to find out about it."
"This product looks fabulous! I can see every chemistry teacher wanting one for their classroom.
I love how all the elements flow together… so much easier for the visual student to understand how it all fits together."
"The big news in periodic tables this season is that finally, after years in the making, Roy Alexander, inventor of the Alexander Arrangement of Elements, has created a version of his 3D papercraft periodic table using my photographs of actual elements.
With a bit of work and some scotch tape, it assembles into a 14" high by 18" wide triple-looped paper scrupture that sits very nicely on a table or teacher's desk. You can even hang it by a thread: It's a very sturdy object.
Traditional periodic tables have gaps between elements that should really be next to each other, for example beryllium (element 4) is far away from boron (element 5).
There's no good way to avoid this in a flat printed table because the structure of the table is inherently hierarchical.
Roy's 3D arrangement uses loops into the third dimension to solve the problem."
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