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150 Year Celebration of The Periodic Table at NWACC: Home

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of Chemical Elements in 1869. Celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT 2019) at NWACC October 23-31.

History of the Periodic Table

 

Image of Periodic Table

 

In 1869, Russian chemist Dimitri Mendeleev developed the periodic table by arranging known chemical elements in order of their atomic weights. This led to the discovery that elements exhibit similar properties at regular intervals (or periods), which revolutionized chemistry by enabling scientists to predict the existence of yet to be discovered elements represented by gaps left in the periodic table.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of the periodic table and has been declared the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements in recognition of the periodic table as "one of the most significant achievements in science, capturing the essence not only of chemistry, but also of physics, medicine, earth sciences and biology." Learn more about IYPT2019 and the periodic table here.

Events & Displays at NWACC

Interactive Events
Wednesday, October 23

Create Your Message

Use symbols from the Periodic Table to create your word or message on a message board. Available during entire celebration in the Library BH 1304. Enter the contest for the longest sentence or message using elemental symbols. Prizes for the longest sentence, most creative, and most scientific.

Build-A-Molecule

Come play with molecular models and build a molecule in 3-dimensions. Build caffeine, aspirin, or other molecule of interest. Interactive display in BH 1204 during October 23rd (9am-12) and 24th (9am-12/1:30-3).

Elemental Discharge Tubes & FREE Diffraction Grating Glasses

View emission spectra of various elements using rainbow diffraction glasses (FREE to take home to enjoy). Interactive display in Student Center Lobby during October 23rd (9am-12) and 24th (9am-12 and 1:30-3).

Periodic Table of Cupcakes (for Sale)

Enjoy a cupcake from the Periodic Table! On sale for $1 each in BH 1203 during October 23rd and 24th from 10am-til sold out. Proceeds benefit science scholarships.

EMPACTS 3D-Printed Periodic Table Puzzle

Put these 3D-printed elemental tiles in the proper places on the Periodic Table Puzzle during October 23rd (9:00-12) and 24th (9-12 and 1:30-3) in the Student Center Lobby. 3D Printer will be on display!

Thursday, October 24

Create Your Message

Use symbols from the Periodic Table to create your word or message on a message board. Available during entire celebration in the Library BH 1304. Enter the contest for the longest sentence or message using elemental symbols. Prizes for the longest sentence, most creative, and most scientific.

Build-A-Molecule

Come play with molecular models and build a molecule in 3-dimensions. Build caffeine, aspirin, or other molecule of interest. Interactive display in BH 1204 during October 23rd (9am-12) and 24th (9am-12/1:30-3).

Elemental Discharge Tubes & FREE Diffraction Grating Glasses

View emission spectra of various elements using rainbow diffraction glasses (FREE to take home to enjoy). Interactive display in Student Center Lobby during October 23rd (9am-12) and 24th (9am-12 and 1:30-3).

Periodic Table of Cupcakes (for Sale)

Enjoy a cupcake from the Periodic Table! On sale for $1 each in BH 1203 during October 23rd and 24th from 10am-til sold out. Proceeds benefit science scholarships.

EMPACTS 3D-Printed Periodic Table Puzzle

Put these 3D-printed elemental tiles in the proper places on the Periodic Table Puzzle during October 23rd (9:00-12) and 24th (9-12 and 1:30-3) in the Student Center Lobby. 3D Printer will be on display!

Interactive Periodic Table

Accept the challenge to arrange the periodic table using this table’s velcro attachments on October 24th from 1:30-3:00 pm in the Student Center Lobby.

Visual Displays
October 23-31
Create Your Message

Use symbols from the Periodic Table to create your word or message on a message board. Available during entire celebration in the Library BH 1304. Enter the contest for the longest sentence or message using elemental symbols. Prizes for the longest sentence, most creative, and most scientific.

Periodic Table 4' x 8' Display of Elements

Displayed in BH 1203 October 23rd & 24th, in BH 1301/1303 Hallways October 25th through 28th, in BH 1204 North Foyer or Bogle Plaza October 28th through 29th, in Student Center Lobby October 30th through 31st.

Periodic Table 4’ x 8’ Display of Emission Spectra

Displayed in Student Center Lobby October 23rd & 24th, in BH 1300 Hallway October 25th through 28th, in 1400 Hallway October 28th through 29th, in BH 1204 North Foyer or Bogle Plaza October 30th through 31st.

Famous Scientists Displays

Read about famous scientists in Power Point presentation posters during the entire event in BH 1300/1303 Hallways.

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