World’s Largest Periodic Table!
March 3rd, 2016 by alton

Yesterday, we went to Gustafson Stadium to see the largest periodic table of elements in the world.

Graduate students from the UT Health Science Center worked with over 100 elementary, middle, and high school students to try and set a new world record. Every school chose an element and painted a canvas tarp for that element. My dad’s high school chose Iron because it is the 26th element and Theodore Roosevelt (the name of his school) was the 26th president. Each decorated tarp is 12 feet by 15 feet. When put together, the entire periodic table of 118 chemical elements is more than 22,000 square feet. It’s big enough to cover a football field!

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