Everything in the world is made of matter composed of different elements! And the Periodic Table of Elements provides a fundamental framework for studying the building blocks of the physical world - elements and atoms. When you explore Matter Factory you interact with exhibit components that illustrate elements’ unique properties, the organizational structure of the Periodic Table, properties of matter and the roles elements and compounds play in our everyday experiences.
Matter Factory is a fantastic place for students to learn about classification of elements, chemical and physical properties of matter and application of this knowledge to the development of tools and products that affect our every-day lives. From exploring nano-science concepts in Super Small Matter Lab, to learning the elemental composition of our bodies, Matter Factory provides many opportunities to learn something new about the chemistry of the world in which we live.
“This museum is absolutely wonderful. Our favorite area was the scientist area, where you can learn about the periodic table with the elements on a moving platform to pick from. HOW COOL! They can even grab a lab coat and goggles to pretend they are Mendeleev.”
In this highly interactive game, you fill inventory requests and learn about the Periodic Table of Elements. Beat all 3 levels to become Matter Factory Supervisor!
Which elements are metals? What elements are used to make a skateboard? Light up the answers with the touch of a button.
Learn about the properties and applications of our featured element! If you have any items at home that contain the Element of the Month, consider donating them to the Museum for our crowd-sourced Periodic Table.