Teacher Review for The Elements in Action

An app that brings the periodic table to life.

Dana O.
Instructional Technology Integrator
North Allegheny School District
Pittsburgh, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English-Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
How I Use It
I plan to use this with a 6th grade Science teacher when she introduces the periodic table in an upcoming unit. We're going to have students use it for reference throughout the lesson and to answer questions about each element, relating them to what they find in real life. The lesson will span multiple days, as there are a lot of elements to learn about. One thing that I know is going to work well is the fact that no wifi is needed for the app to have full functionality.
My Take
I like that the app offers video of the element in real life, text, and audio. It's a great reference tool for students, but it doesn't have full features like The Elements app. Overall, I'd recommend this app if you're looking for something to help support lessons about elements and/or the Periodic Table. This isn't an app I would recommend if you want in-depth information and interaction - you'd want to buy The Elements instead.