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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 drawn for viewers with clever black-and-white animation.
4 mins 8th - 12th Science 65 Views 51 Downloads 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 had been arranged?
4 mins 4th - 12th Science 19 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Groups of the Periodic Table
Describing the various groups of elements within the periodic table is the focus of this video. Sal helps students understand the common characteristics that elements in the same group share. Group names include the Alkaline Metals, The Earth Metals, The Transition Metals, etc.
12 mins 7th - 10th Science 45 Views 260 Downloads
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 way to prepare for a quiz or exam!
9th - 12th Science 29 Views 201 Downloads
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 a self-evaluation quiz.
4th - 9th Science 11 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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One of the more comprehensive of the many periodic table applications, this one comes with a molar mass calculator, graph views, and the ability to arrange elements in the order of your choice of properties. Full of fabulous features, it is well worth the cost!
9th - Higher Ed Science 9 Views 3 Downloads
Reading Comprehension: History of the Periodic Table
Although the article that launches this lesson 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 essay. They utilize text features such as headings and graphics to more efficiently move through the questions, and mark the text as they read to note important facts.
7th - 9th Language Arts 113 Views 1084 Downloads
The Periodic Table
Here is a six-page exploration that will spark interest in the periodic table of elements. After reading a diagram-supported explanation of the periodic table's organization, pupils answer questions to familiarize themselves with it. To help them learn their way around, they play a bingo-style game in small groups.
5th - 8th Science 127 Views 115 Downloads
Periodic Table of Fun
Are you looking to put the fun back in the fundamentals of chemistry? Why not have groups create their own periodic tables of something (animals, food, music groups, etc.) practicing the organizational strategies used in the periodic table of the elements?
9th - 12th Science 39 Views 33 Downloads
Periodic Table Review
This webpage sports a clever Jeopardy-style review game for the periodic table of elements. There are five columns of questions, and five rows that range in value from five to twenty points. Beneath the question selection board is a link to the scoreboard and an option to edit the game.
5th - 10th Science 31 Views 32 Downloads
Periodic Table Trends: Ionization Energy
Ionization energy is the energy required to remove an electron from an atom while in its stable state of being. Students review what an ion is, and how much energy would be required to remove an electron from elements based on their position in the periodic table.
12 mins 7th - 10th Science 16 Views 43 Downloads
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 physical properties of two compounds as determined by their types of chemical bonds.
9th - 12th Science 21 Views 123 Downloads
Other Periodic Table Trends
Ionization energy is the focus of this science video. Specifically, it covers 2nd Ionization Energy of the elements. Electronegativity is a key concept when trying to understand 2nd Ionization energy. Sal also discusses the metallic nature of an element - which affects 2nd Ionization energy as well.
16 mins 7th - 10th Science 3 Views 44 Downloads
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 new heights.
5 mins 6th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
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 chemists fill in the element name, period and group, and the numbers of shells and valence electrons.
7th - 12th Science 45 Views 308 Downloads
Sodium - Periodic Table of Videos
Learn characteristics about the element sodium by viewing this presentation. A chunk of sodium metal is dropped into a pot of water to demonstrate its reaction. Have your chemistry charges view this in conjunction with other element videos as an introduction to the periodic table.
5 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Understanding The Periodic Table
This is a really great teaching tool. Use to explain the parts, nature, and how to use the periodic table. This clip uses no narration, just text and images which makes it perfect for stopping to engage in discussion. Download and save for your next introductory lesson on chemistry.
4 mins 5th - 8th Science 6 Views 1 Download
Introduction to the Periodic Table
Learners classify elements according to their properties. In this physical science lesson, students design their own periodic table by placing element cards on a blank periodic table. They analyze trends in periodic properties.
10th - 11th Science 81 Views 257 Downloads
The Periodic Table of the Elements
Students research the elements used to create fireworks. In this periodic table activity, students discuss common metals, their characteristics, and their places on the periodic table. They work in small groups to research the elements used in fireworks and create a mural relating the elements and the fireworks.
6th - 8th Science 62 Views 430 Downloads