For many the Periodic Table has become a staple part of science lessons across the world. 2019 is the year in which the Periodic Table will turn 150 years old.
Originally created by the Chemist Dmitry Mendeleev, the table has come to shape science and the world that we live in. Before the table was created, scientists knew that there were similarities between various elements but all their knowledge was really unstructured, the Periodic Table changed that. Now as children grow up, one of the first things that they learn about in secondary school is the Periodic Table, helping to shape our understanding of all things to do with science and the world in which we live in.
George Eustice, local MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle said, "It's amazing to think that an invention like the table has come to give structure to the scientific world in which we live in. We all have that one element which we remember from our time at school, as well as the fun science experiments in which we got to explore the different types of elements and how they react in certain situations."