My name is Matt and I'm the founder of UsefulCharts.com. I love designing wallcharts and have published several bestselling titles so far, including a Timeline of World History and an Evolutionary Tree of Life.
Recently, I decided to tackle the most famous chart of all... the periodic table! Considering that they just added 4 new elements, the timing could not be better. Anyway, here's what my version looks like:
You'll notice that it looks quite a bit different from the one you're used to. The video at the top of the page explains why. In short, the traditional periodic table is designed to emphasize the concept of valence, which is important for knowing which elements can easily combine with others to form compounds. In contrast, my alternative periodic table is designed to simply emphasize the way in which atoms are "built" (specifically, how electrons group together into shells and subshells). It's based on a design proposed by Edward Mazurs in the 1960s.
Like the traditional table, this alternative version can be used to find an elements name, number, atomic weight, state of matter, period, group, and block. However, it also contains detailed information on electron configurations and the different types of electron subshells.
- Size: 24 x 36" (61 x 91 cm); comes rolled in a thick poly bag. Frame not included.
- Paper: 80 lb glossy cover stock (difficult to tear)
- Print-process: Eco-friendly UV inks; carbon neutral plant
- Delivery target: Early March
- Price: $25 Cdn / $19 US (Includes free shipping to US or Canada)
- For $70 Cdn / $53 US, choose any 4 wallcharts from the UsefulCharts collection (see selections below). Get multiples or different titles - it's your choice! Includes free shipping to US or Canada. For international addresses, select the $119 Cdn / $90 US level.
- For $125 Cdn / $95 US, get the full set of 9 wallcharts from UsefulCharts. Includes free shipping to the US or Canada.
- Order a poster or poster set + Share this project on social media and you will receive this fridge magnet (2 x 3.5") free of charge.
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Stretch Goal #1 - Reached!
If the project reaches $4000, everyone who pledged more than $10 will also receive the Element of Surprise! A 2x2" sticker printed on brushed alloy so that it looks like gold :)
Stretch Goal #2
If the project reaches $6000, everyone who pledged more than $10 will also receive this "I Love Charts bookmark"
Risks and challenges
I ran 3 successful Kickstarter campaigns last year. Printing and shipping posters is what I do full-time so I do not foresee any challenges.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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