Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Elements

John Wilkins has a short note linking to a research article on the invention of the periodic table.

There's also this nice animation of Tom Lehrer's song "The Elements":



The reason for the moderately large number of elements discovered since the original song is that the original was done in the early 1960s. 

2 comments:

Alastair said...

Bravo!

EliRabett said...

I always play the Song of the Elements in the second week of general chemistry lecture. I've been using this one

http://www.privatehand.com/flash/elements.html

but I think a switch is in order. Thanks