Think Science update and the Year of the Periodic Table

The students of Potton Middle school voted for the scientist they would like to see on the new £50 note and Stephen Hawkings was the worthy winner. The Bank of England were informed (we entered a vote on the Bank of England website). We are now waiting to see which scientist won the public vote.

2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table marking the 150thanniversary of the Mendeleev periodic table, which is an iconic image and a vital tool to all who learn and work in science, at all stages of their learning and careers. KS3 Students learn all about the elements in the periodic table and I hope to use some of the resources that the Royal Society of Chemistry are producing to celebrate this special year.

Two great resources that students and their families can use now, are:

  • The Interactive periodic table

http://www.rsc.org/periodic-table/

  • British Petroleum (BP) also have a periodic table interactive challenge for students who want to test their knowledge of the elements that make up our world. Parents can dojo me for the code to access the challenge or students can come and see me to get the code and instructions.

Happy Periodic Table New Year

Mrs Bingham

Head of Science

Potton Middle School