Our project started from the observation of poor scientific awareness that is quite common in many Countries. Few days ago the Italian ministry of education, on the occasion of the week of scientific culture, posted a document stating the importance of the knowledge of the “Mendel’s Periodic Table”. The mistake was immediately corrected, but the screenshot became viral (see below). With our image of the “Mendel’s Pea-riodic Table”, we would like to emphasize that scientists can fight the scientific illiteracy with irony and humor, because we love to play with science and the Periodic Table.
The image was created by Antonio Palumbo Piccionello and Antonella Maggio (University of Palermo, Italy).