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Solving the Puzzle of the Periodic Table
Did you know that the first time someone isolated a pure element was when Henning Brand boiled down his own urine in 1669 and unknowingly discovered phosphorus? The history of our current periodic table of elements is entertainingly...
4 mins 8th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Genius of Mendeleev's Periodic Table
The author-narrator refers to the periodic table of elements as a "massive slab of human genius," then goes on to explain Mendeleev's development of this foundational chemistry tool. Why was his version so much better than others that...
4 mins 4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Study Jams! Periodic Table
In a friendly, casual conversation on the beach, two animated teens discuss the periodic table. Assign this video to be viewed at home by physical science fans. After viewing, they can write definitions for key vocabulary terms and take...
4th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Chalkboard Challenge: The Periodic Table and Periodicity
In a well-prepared Jeopardy-style game, your chemisty class can review the periodic table. Questions cover the element groups, some history, atomic number, atomic and ionic radii, electronegativity, and the shielding effect. What a fun...
9th - 12th Science
Reading Comprehension: History of the Periodic Table
Although the article that launches this activity is about the history of the Periodic Table, the objective is reading comprehension. Using the eight-page informational text, learners answer five comprehension questions and craft one...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
QR Coded Audio Periodic Table of the Elements
Take the periodic table into the digital age with QR codes that take the scanner to an audio recording about each element from the Royal Society of Chemistry. Enlarge the image, then use a smartphone or tablet to scan the code for an...
9th - Higher Ed Science
The Periodic Table, Electrons, and Chemical Bonds
Four activities immerse beginning chemists into the world of elements. They examine the periodic table, use cobalt hydroxide to learn about chemical formulae and valence electrons. Also, they name binary compounds and examine the...
9th - 12th Science
Glenn Seaborg: Shaking Up the Periodic Table
High school chemists receive a blast of history as Hank paraphrases the life and times of Glenn Seaborg, the renowned American scientist. Highlights of his long and illustrious career are displayed, educating and inspiring your class to...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science
Periodic Table Notes: Determining # of Shells and Valence Electrons
Although the directions say to view a PowerPoint, it is not necessary in order to complete this assignment. Six fill in the blank questions survey the periodic table of elements. A chart follows in which, given the element symbol, young...
7th - 12th Science