Have We Found All The Elements?

You've always wanted to know why ytterbium is called ytterbium, haven't you? An engaging video investigates the discovery of elements throughout history. It posits the theory that we are close to having discovered all the elements.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have each classmate research one element and share their findings with the rest of the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should be familiar with chemical elements
  • Pupils must have knowledge of the basic atomic structure
Pros

  • Mentions recent additions to the periodic table
  • Graphics will hold viewer interest
Cons

  • None