A Tour of the Periodic Table

The major groups on the periodic table and their general properties based on their electrons are the focus of a video that also explains why the table is drawn in two parts and which elements are crucial to life. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge class members to read The Disappearing Spoon
  • Provide pupils with a black and white periodic table and have them color in the various groups as they watch the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires prior knowledge of electrons
  • Video is the 4th in a 14-part series

  • Corrects the stated error with a visual edit
  • Includes closed captioning for the hearing impaired

  • None
Common Core