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  1. Carmen
    Apr 25 - 11:17 am

    I’ve been to the Franklin Institute. At the time, the centerpiece was the giant fiberglass reproduction of a heart that you could actually walk through.

  2. Lisa Jarvis
    Apr 25 - 12:21 pm

    I just got a call from the CHF– they’re on the case!

  3. selenized
    Apr 25 - 12:49 pm

    I have the sneaking suspicion that some manager somewhere noticed the periodic tables with the *pictures* of the elements, and saw a cheap way out of maintaining the collections of the real ones.

  4. Nick M.
    Apr 26 - 4:12 pm

    Hey, that’s me in the photo. Cool.

  5. Howard Black
    Apr 27 - 9:39 am

    They all look the same, and have lost their originality

  6. Howard Black
    Apr 27 - 9:43 am

    If commercial artists put more originality into their effort, like the RSC did a few years back, young people’s interest could be piqued at a much earlier age.

  7. AaronRowe
    Apr 28 - 10:12 pm

    Great find! Someone should make a youtube video about every element on the periodic table. That might grab a lot of attention.

  8. Georges Paradis
    Apr 29 - 10:36 pm

    Although Tom Lehrer’s “The Elements” has no pictures or real element samples, it will certainly entertain potential future chemists. Enjoy!

  9. eric scerri
    May 07 - 10:28 pm

    If you are interested in the origins and significance of the periodic table you might consider picking up a copy of my book,

    The Periodic table, Its Story and Its Significance, published by Oxford University Press in 2007.

    I would be delighted to hear from any readers. See my website for my E-mail or do a search.
    eric scerri

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