‘One of my favorite science-based apps...The Elements in Action is easy to navigate and attractively designed.’
– The New York Times
The periodic table comes to life with 79 video explorations of the weird, wonderful, and sometimes alarming properties of the elements. Filmed by BAFTA award winner Max Whitby in partnership with Theodore Gray, author of the iconic book and app The Elements, and previously available only in a few museum installations, this is the most beautifully filmed collection of videos ever assembled to explore and explain what makes each element unique and fascinating.
What happens when highly reactive rubidium is dropped into water? Or when a cannonball is placed in a pool of mercury? The Elements in Action shows you one definitive demonstration for (almost) every element, ranging from the bizarre to the sublime, all assembled in one place for you to view in the comfort and safety of your iPad, with very little danger of death by fire, dismemberment, or poisoning.
The Elements in Action works as a stand-alone app, but really shines when combined with the original app, The Elements by Theodore Gray. Installed together, the two apps find each other and link together, allowing you to flip seamlessly between viewing the elements as objects of contemplation in the original, and objects of dynamic action in the second.
Now fully translated into: English, Catalan, Croatian, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Now optimized for iPhone X
Ratings and Reviews
This is a beautiful app, the look/ feel/ responsiveness are all top notch and it's well worth the price.
But here's the thing, unlike many (more well designed) apps, all of the content is stored on the iPad rather than on a remote server. Storage on our iOS devises is valuable stuff, in fact the average cost per Gb is about $15. In my opinion his is a high price to pay to store local data on my iPad when this app could consume less than 20Mb of space. Basically my complaint being that I don't need this data "offline" enough to warent the size it consumes.
It's a fantastic app with an equally fantastic flaw. I hope to see the content moved to an online server in some upcoming version.
The Elements in Action is the periodic table come to life. It describes and displays the characteristic properties of each element in a live video. This app takes full advantage of the iPads abilities, and it is very impressive from not only an information viewpoint, but graphically also. Not all elements are displayed however, and I hope to see them mentioned in future updates. Paired with its sister app "The Elements" - the two together are phenomenal. There are unsecured links to the app store, but I would recommend this for older kids who love natural sciences. I am downgrading 1 star due to the app being incomplete at this writing.
Buy nothing but this one
This is the most fully rounded, interesting app about the elements. The others might be useful to a scientist, but they are NOT for public consumption. Don't waste your money. This one covers all the important bases that the others want you to pay for. This one has the miniature spinning element. It has real life interaction. It is just the best. I'm giving it four stars because the other apps by Theodore gray are so deceptive.
- Touch Press Inc
- 600.7 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Catalan, Croatian, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Touch Press Inc, 2018
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.