Syngenta has launched a free interactive chemistry resource
Syngenta has launched a free interactive chemistry resource based around the periodic table as their first contribution to the International Year of Chemistry. It is aimed at GCSE and A-level students and their teachers, and is the latest addition to their online Learning Zone.
By clicking on an element on the Periodic Table, students can find out facts about the elements and their uses in everyday life. They can use the virtual lab in the Reaction Zone to test different elements and reactions and the results are shown in pre-recorded videos. Explanations and equations help students to discover different types of reactions.
The Compounds section helps to put chemistry into context. Students can learn how Syngenta compounds are used to protect crops. They can spin, rotate and zoom 3D models of compounds used in the production of pesticides, fungicides and insecticides.
Head of corporate affairs UK at Syngenta, Andrew Coker said 'We're delighted with the resource which communicates often complex science concepts in an engaging way whilst relating them to everyday life.'
Dr Mavji Patel, teacher of science at Canons High School in Edgware said, 'It's great to see the periodic table presented in such an engaging way that cleverly combines visual creativity with solid educational content. I can't wait to use it with my students and know it will be a useful and welcomed teaching aid to support science teachers in the classroom.'