Discover Nature's Basic Ingredients

The periodic table is nature's ultimate kitchen cupboard! In it we will find the elements, the basic ingredients in whipping up the marvels around us: from stars to balloons to glass to steel to you. Each drawer neatly files away elements by traits and characteristics.

We invite you to open the cupboard. Click on each element to learn more information, to find out what wonder it is part of, and to see how you could donate.

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