Tuesday, May 26

Periodic table- a new way to learning and teaching?

Having been focused so much on politics and what was going on in Azerbaijan over the last few months, I have forgotten how entertaining it could actually be to write about other things apart from politics and in a way get my mind off things.

Earlier today, during the usual morning procedure of checking e-mails, news, and facebook updates, I came across this video: http://vimeo.com/4433312 that was posted by a friend. I decided to see if there more of these but turns out this short animation was done by Christopher Hendryx's, recent graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design. You can check his personal website and blog: 
http://particleart.com/
http://particleart.com/blog/blog.html

"Oxygen" was Christopher's thesis for the Computer Animation program at his school. It tells a story of little "oxygen" who goes to "Element-ary" school where he is trying to make friends during the recess with other "elements". The narrative is centered around the chemical reaction between Oxygen and other elements in the periodic table. 

I think this is a great way to educate kids in school. It makes chemistry more fun and learning periodic table so much easier.  

Hope there will be more of these to come, in fact, maybe it should be sent as promo video to ministries of education in English speaking countries. One of them bound to pick it up. Maybe someone could translate into Azerbaijani and Russian for our schools as well? 

Anyway, hope everyone enjoys this video.

2 comments:

Onnik Krikorian said...

Poor old Iron... :-(

Chinara Mirza said...

I love it! and I would remember more on chemistry if I had such lessons...