it's a very interesting and decorative object.Contains real samples. Some elements are surprising, Ru and Ir are cubic crystals, not shiny metals. Hg is not a bubble of liquid metal, but a solid red substance, probably the oxide. Even more surprising, Th and U don't have a radioactive logo, but contain a tiny sample. I love it
Honestly this is well worth the money and I am very happy with my purchase. The clarity of the clear material used is amazing and the over all visual aesthetic is very good. Recommend it for anyone interested with science because to have the elements there in front of you while you study them is helpful.
Periodic Table of Elements has REAL samples. I bought the periodic table with REAL sample elements as a gift for my science major daughter that just started college. I usually don't write reviews. But I did research on the product after I saw a picture online to see who had the real product. There were many non-authentic ones online. They all said they had real samples of elements in them, but research showed otherwise.
This product is REALLY cool! It is a gift for my father-in-law, a retired professor, and he will love it! Buy this for any scientist, or scientist in training in your family! My only recommendation? Grab a magnifying glass or a small magnifying lens to take a REALLY good look at each sample. They are small but it is fun to rotate the cube around and see each sample from all sides.
I ordered this as a gift for my older son who is a math and science kid. The quality of the piece is excellent. The printing is very sharp and the acrylic very clear. Having a sample of all of the elements, with the exception of the radioactive ones, arrayed before you in the chart is just wicked cool. When the chart is turned sideways you can see the width of all the samples. So neat. Maybe you have to really like chemistry to get how awesome this is but it is wicked cool.