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Did you ever wonder why the periodic table is shaped the way it is, what gives each element its own unique set of properties, or even how elements combine to make everyday objects such as a cup of coffee? With “NOVA Elements,” explore an interactive periodic table, play a game hosted by David Pogue, or watch the two-hour NOVA program, “Hunting the Elements.”

What’s New

Version 1.3

This release contains minor content updates to reflect the current names and classifications of elements.

If you are unable to hear audio, go to your iPad's "Settings" menu and select "General," "Use Side Switch to:," "Mute." Then, turn mute off on the side switch.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
252 Ratings

252 Ratings

Ddog123_19 ,

Interesting if you love elements

This app is great for people who need a education or need to know about the elements. I feel like why do teachers not use this when they are teaching science or social studies so the kids get to no more about the elements. But I also think he should talk more about the gold because he only talked about it of ten minutes. He also makes learning fun for kids to learn and actually pay attention instead of passing notes or talking and telling jokes and some kids think about some of them a bit to wrong. So if I were you I would let tryout child watch this.

anon27364 ,

Great user experience - want more!

This app is so much fun to play and learn with. The interface is beautiful, and the ways in which the user interacts with the content is exciting. I didn't find the videos to be all that entertaining, and for the setting in which I was using the app, I would have preferred reading and viewing infographics over watching a video. I wish the interactive content were more extensive, because it was so enjoyable. Please enhance the app with TONS more molecules to build - that was the best part of the app!

JK2xys73 ,

Interactive Science

I loved the TV show, and I even showed it to my classes in the past. This app is awesome. The only thing I would change is the size of the font on the Build An Atom page. The atomic number and atomic mass numbers are very tiny. I can see them, but it takes some effort. It would be better to use font size 12 or 14 to emphasize these numbers, since students will need to use them to calculate the number of neutrons.


Public Broadcasting Service
121.2 MB

Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012 WGBH Educational Foundation


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