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575 resources with the concept the periodic table

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Flame Tests

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Light a fire in your pupils! Scholars conduct a flame test and observe the emission spectra of several different salts in an enlightening hands-on investigation. They use their observations to make comparisons and conclusions about the...
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Chemistry

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
You matter—unless you multiply yourself by the speed of light squared, then you energy! Scholars learn about matter, energy, the elements and so much more using an informative presentation. Completing the included worksheet creates a...
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The Periodic Law

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Time to put the knowledge to the test! Young scholars take what they know about the periodic table and build their own from scratch. Using clues from 26 different elements, they place elements in a blank periodic table. The clues include...
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Atoms, Elements, and Isotopes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Rings and golden nuggets contain the element gold, but how small can you break it down before it is no longer considered gold? A helpful presentation explains the basics about atoms, elements, and isotopes through a presentation.
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Modeling the Periodic Table

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine a race to complete a puzzle where each person has the same 50 pieces, knows they are missing other pieces, and must figure out how everything fits together. The winner gets fame, listed in books for years to come, and a financial...
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Connecting Models and Critical Questions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars use data to analyze and determine which sets of information need to be counted. They create a model to explain differences among chemical elements using graphs to prove concept mastery.
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Exploration of a Problem: Making Sense of the Elements

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When given too much data to simply memorize, it helps to sort it into manageable groups. The second instructional activity in the six-part series of Cosmic Chemistry challenges groups of pupils to take a large amount of data and figure...
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What Element Would You Be?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Primo Levi wrote a collection of short stories comparing his life from Italy to Auschwitz to elements in the periodic table. Pupils read an excerpt from his book and research the characteristics of various elements. Then, they make a...
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Tennessine

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Some isotopes of tennessine decay through spontaneous fission. When only one atom can be produced at a time, many people are surprised with what we know and don't know about this element. Individuals learn what we do know in the...
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The Smelliest Element: Livermorium

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The most stable isotope of livermorium has a half-life of around 53 milliseconds. Pupils understand the synthetic element and appreciate the unique properties with a video on livermorium. It describes the many scientists who collaborated...
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Flerovium

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The atomic weight of flerovium is considered provisional until more research is performed on it. Viewers learn about the discovery, confirmation, research, and naming of the synthetic element with an engaging and informative video.
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Copernicium

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Copernicium's symbol is Cn rather than Cp because Cp was once the symbol for lutetium and that might get confusing. Pupils learn about one of the newest elements on the periodic table with a video that focuses on copernicium.
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Darmstadtium

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Scientists originally discovered darmstadtium in 1994 in Germany. A chemistry professor shows the lab where this happened and describes the process of creating the synthetic element in an engaging video.
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Hassium

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Hassium decays so quickly that scientists do not expect to ever see the element in an observable state. Chemists share more about the synthetic element by visiting the lab in which researchers discovered it. They explain the properties...
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Seaborgium

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Glenn Seaborg might be the only man to have an element named after him while he was still alive. Learn more about a great scientist and the element named to honor him in a scientific video. It includes photos, interviews with people who...
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Dubnium

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Researchers discovered dubnium in the 1960s, but they were in no hurry to name it—waiting until 1997 to do so! Chemists share the little they know about the element as well as how scientists named it in part of a series on chemical...
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Lawrencium

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
While lawrencium appears to be a transition metal based on the position on the periodic table, it is actually an actinide. Chemists know very little about the element, but its namesake sure is interesting. Learn more about lawrencium,...
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Nobelium

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Nobelium is recognized for the scientist it is named for rather than for the element itself. Chemists share their knowledge of the element, Alfred Nobel's research, and the Nobel Prize in a video that's part of a series on each of the...
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Fermium

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Why is fermium, discovered after the nuclear fallout, on the periodic table when it has no known uses? It may not sound like an important element, but the story of the construction of the first nuclear reactor outside is fascinating....
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Californium

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
People use californium in metal detectors, cancer treatments when radiation fails, and airplane safety protocol. Discovered in 1950, the element has many unique properties, especially when compared to those around it, and is the focus of...
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Berkelium

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Berkelium was originally discovered at Berkeley, California—that's easy to remember! Viewers learn about the tiny amount of this element needed to prove its existence. Berkelium is the focus of a video in a series on every element in the...
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Oganesson

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
In the 12 years following 2005, scientists only produced four atoms of oganesson. While scientists know very little about this element, it completes the Mendeleev periodic table. The possible finale to the series on chemical elements...
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Moscovium

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Each atom of moscovium costs millions of dollars to produce and only lasts for a few seconds—that's not a lot of bang for your buck! Scholars learn more about the synthetic element and its properties from a chemistry professor. 
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Nihonium

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Scientists named the element nihonium after Japan—the place where it was first discovered. Scientists spent years trying to create one atom of nihonium before finding success. A chemistry professor explains the properties of the element...