Welcome to the Science Notes and Projects site, where you’ll find experiments, projects, and notes for all scientific disciplines and educational levels. We make all kinds of printable periodic tables and periodic table wallpapers. Here’s a look at what’s new and some current science projects:
2017 Periodic Table with 118 Element Names and Symbols
Here’s the new 2017 periodic table with the official names and data for element 113, 115, 117, and 118. Enjoy!
How To Make Glowing Jewelry
As some of you know, when I’m not writing about science, I like to make jewelry. Here’s a project that combines art and science to make rings that glow in the dark. These rings look like quartz or crystal in the light but glow brilliantly in the dark… all night long.
Science Fair Help
We’ve started adding science fair resources. Doing a science project this year? I’ve also got extensive project resources over at About.com Chemistry, including loads more project ideas and explanations of variables.
Lists of Things That Glow
Yes, I have a fascination with light and color! Here are two lists for you. One covers things that glow under black light (fluorescent or phosphorescent), while the other covers things that glow when the lights go out and it’s truly dark. Some items produce luminescence both ways:
I’ve had a big collection of free lab safety signs you could download and print over at About.com Chemistry, but a year or two ago, they disabled right-clicking the images. So, I’ve started adding the signs over here. You can save them and print them for your lab, your room, etc.
Essential Chemistry Charts and Tables
Sometimes it’s just easier to have a printout of important information. While we’ve had periodic tables since forever, here are a couple new additions you may find helpful. These tables are available as PDF files. You can save these and print them out at your convenience:
- Alphabetical List of the Chemical Elements
- Table of Important Constants
- Rare Earth Elements
- Valences of the Elements
- Electron Configurations of the Elements
- Understand Wedge and Dash Notation
Please let us know if there are specific tables or charts you’d like to see. We’re happy to add them — just helps to know what you need 🙂
Science Demonstrations and Projects
Here are some of the new projects recently added to Science Notes:
- Different Ways To Make Slime
- Extract Your Own DNA from Cheek Cells
- Start a Fire Without a Match
- Make Soap in a Test Tube
- Make Fizzy Bath Bombs
- See How an Emulsifier Works
- Make a Crystal Undersea Garden
- Grow Crystals on a Starfish
Are you one of those people who enjoys being a treasure trove of random and mostly useless trivia? If so, you may enjoy my (ever-growing) collection of weird science facts. If you have a fact you’d like to see added, feel free to post a reply.
We’ve added a little humor with a collection of science and math jokes. Spend a little time laughing (or groaning) at the lighter side of science. You’re welcome to post a reply to tell your own science joke!
Trigonometry Help at Science Notes
Learn to love the triangle. Trigonometry is one of the scientist’s basic tools in their mathematics toolbox. Here are a couple of useful printable reference sheets with trig relationships, special triangles and trig identities. Got requests for trig content? Let us know. We both have degrees in math.
Periodic Table Trends
Metals, Metalloids and Nonmetals
This periodic table shows the elements and locations of the metals, metalloids and nonmetals. It also lists the common properties of metals, metalloids and nonmetals. You can print out the table the same as any of the periodic tables on the site.
List of Metals
This is a list of the elements considered to be the metal elements along with a periodic table highlighting these elements and their common properties.
List of Metalloids
This is a list of the elements considered to be the metalloid or semimetal elements. It also contains a periodic table highlighting the metalloids and their common properties.
List of Nonmetals
This is a list of all the nonmetal elements, their location on the periodic table and the properties of a nonmetal.
I love doing science projects! Here are some new projects, plus some old favorites:
- Homemade Black Snake Fireworks
- How To Crystallize a Real Rose
- Make a Tabletop Green Fire Tornado
- Rainbow Density Column
- 5 Ways To Make a Chemical Volcano
- Make Colored Soap Bubbles
- 2 Ways To Make Green Fire
How To Grow Crystals
I’ve added a bunch of new crystal-growing projects for you. Instructions range from crystals grown with home chemicals to easy lab chemical crystals to try. Here are some recent additions:
- Grow Sugar Crystals
- Grow Purple Chrome Alum Crystals
- Charcoal Crystal Garden
- Grow a Crystal Geode
- Grow Table Salt Crystals
- What To Do If Crystals Won’t Grow
Our Very First Periodic Table Wallpaper
This was the first table we added to the site and it’s still one of the most popular. The colors are bright, but not too bright, and the text is easy to read. This one prints quite nicely and looks lovely on a monitor.