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Abstract Volume 9 Issue 1 (2004) pp 46-51

Periodic Table Mural: A Community-Based Participatory Art and Science Project

George B. Kauffman* and David L. Frank

Department of Chemistry, California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA 93740-8034,
Received December 17, 2003. Accepted December 17, 2003.

Published online: 20 January 2004

Abstract. After a review of some recent articles on the periodic table, this paper describes the California State University, Fresno’s “Adopt-an-Element” contest and the inspiration for its periodic table mural featuring the students’ first-place artwork. Details about the construction of the mural and its website are also provided.

Key Words: Chemistry and History; general chemistry; inorganic chemistry; periodic table; chemical education

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Issue date: February 1, 2004

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