Based on the definition found in wiki, the periodic table of the elements or just periodic table is a tabular display of the chemical elements. Although precursors to this table exist, its invention is generally credited to Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev in 1869, who intended the table to illustrate recurring (“periodic”) trends in the properties of the elements. The layout of the table has been refined and extended over time, as new elements have been discovered, and new theoretical models have been developed to explain chemical behavior.
The periodic table is now ubiquitous within the academic discipline of chemistry, providing an extremely useful framework to classify, systematize and compare all of the many different forms of chemical behavior. The table has found wide application in chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering, especially chemical engineering. The current standard table contains 117 elements as of July 2009 (elements 1-116 and element 118).
The last time I learned and used the periodic table before year 1990, the periodic table only consist less than 117 elements and some atomic mass not yet being revealed. And there is no internet at all at that time. So, It was not easy to find periodic table references at that time. Now, it is changed. It is very easy to find the table in internet and my nephew asked me if I can create a dynamic periodic table he can use to learn. He wants a periodic table that can be used as a reference and printable and also a blank one as a practice worksheet. The possible way to create this kind of periodic table is using excel. And this is the table created for his purpose.
This template consist of two worksheets, the first worksheet is the printable periodic table. Just print the worksheet with the paper size you want. The second worksheet is the short information regarding its element found in other wiki site here. Other information beside general information found in table are origin of symbol, density at 20oC, melting point, boiling point, discoverer and year discovery.
And the third worksheet is your practice worksheet. You can change the default information to be filled in the blank worksheet based on your needs for your practice.
Have a happy learning. Chemical is not as difficult as you think eventhough I have never had a good mark in chemical. You can download the file here.