Dmitri Mendeleev Teacher Resources
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The Genius of Mendeleev's Periodic TableLesson Planet
4 mins 4th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Mendeleev's Periodic TableLesson Planet
4 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Scientists are working on creating and verifying element 120 which would change the appearance of the periodic table. A short video, one in a series of 48, which explores Mendeleev's Periodic Table. The narrator shows how Mendeleev...
Mendeleev and the Periodic TableLesson Planet
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Two hundred years before Mendeleev created the periodic table, scientists observed patterns in the elements and tried to sort them. The brief first video in a 15-part series explains the development of the periodic table and the many...
The Periodic TableLesson Planet
11 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Don't underestimate the power of a driven mother. Learn how Mendeleev's mother helped him enter college and how she passed her passion to her son, helping him to believe in his theories. Discover the contributions he made to our current...
Magnificent Mendeleev: An Elemental TaleLesson Planet
7th CCSS: Designed
Discover how the periodic table tells the story of its elements. Learners begin by studying the makeup of several mixtures. Their analysis leads to a discussion of elements and the periodic table. As they dig deeper, they understand the...
The Race to Invent the Periodic TableLesson Planet
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Mendeleev was a visionary, providing a tool to predict things we didn't even know about yet! He was the first to recognize the pattern in the properties of elements and create the skeleton of the chart that we know today as the periodic...
Women in Chemistry: Heroes of the Periodic TableLesson Planet
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Although Dimitri Mendeleev developed the periodic table in 1871, there have been many changes and discoveries since. A video lesson presents the contributions of two prominent women chemists: Maire Curie and Ida Tacke. The narrator...
Lesson 7: Medeleev and the First Periodic Table of ElementsLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Young scholars show how Mendeleev arranged the periodic table. In this chemistry lesson plan, students watch a video segment while answering questions on their guided viewing sheet. They create a Venn diagram to summarize what they learn.
Reading Comprehension: History of the Periodic TableLesson Planet
7th - 9th
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....
Solving the Puzzle of the Periodic TableLesson Planet
4 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...