As part of an exhibit with a collection of periodic tables we designed, we choose some striking and original examples of representations: graphical (work of Bunpey Yorifuji), alternative way of sorting elements (for example from the earliest known to the most recent), historic representation (Lavoisier’s table), datas (atoms most present in our body, in oceans, in the universe). We even displayed white periodic table written in braille alphabet or periodic table in chines, Russian or Japanese.
But the periodic table that got most attention was the one made with Pokemon card. The idea is working on the personalization of the abstract entities that are atoms. There are some similarities between atoms and Pokemons: they have their own “personalities”, they have their own superpowers, they are groups in families…
As Pokemons have such an attractive power with students (whether they still collect them or not), we decided to attract them by this periodic Pokemon table.
But, by the way, will you be able to guess which criteria was selected to order the Pokemons in the table?
And did you manage to find where Pikachu hides?