Catholic Schools Contribute to World’s Largest Periodic Table
March 03, 2016 | posted by Stephen Chavez
Topics: Catholic Schools
Cover photo: Kens5
Yesterday, Catholic schools students joined students from around San Antonio to create the world's largest periodic table. The event, hosted by the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and San Antonio Science, Inc., asked each of the participating schools to create an element from the periodic table. Materials and instructions were provided to each of the 118 schools to create their element on a 12' x 15' canvas tarp.
Schools began assembling their elements throughout the afternoon and the completed periodic table is said to be more than 22,000 square feet.
The five Catholic schools that participated were:
- Holy Spirit Catholic School, Ms. Rita Martinez's class, Indium
- Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, Mr. Raul Carrillo's class, Potassium
- St. Matthew Catholic School, Ms. Aileen Torres' class, Bismuth
- Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ms. Bridget Sharp's class, Niobium
- Holy Cross of San Antonio, Ms. Cynthia Lafuente's class, Arsenic
The event precedes Science Fiesta 2016, a free family friendly showcase of "Science in Old San Antonio" beginning this Saturday, March 5 from 12-6 p.m. in downtown San Antonio at La Villita.
Photo: Jodie Gray, UTHSCSA