History of the Periodic Table
Students sort a group of manipulatives and then explain their organizational system to the class. They discuss the work of scientists trying to organize the elements into a system that made sense and the development of the periodic table.
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Magnificent Mendeleev: An Elemental Tale
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...
7th Science CCSS: Designed
Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table of Elements: The Secret Agent Lab
Food always gets attention! Model atomic structure using fruit loops to represent the subatomic particles. After building models, scholars create ionic bonds using their models. Finally, they use these concepts to create a periodic table.
9th - 12th Science
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....
7th - 9th English Language Arts
QR Coded Audio Periodic Table of the Elements
Take the periodic table into the digital age with QR codes that take the scanner to an audio recording about each element from the Royal Society of Chemistry. Enlarge the image, then use a smartphone or tablet to scan the code for an...
9th - Higher Ed Science
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...
9th - 12th Science
The Periodic Table
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...
11 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Great Minds: Glenn Seaborg, Shaking Up the Periodic Table
Only one element on the periodic table has ever been named after someone still living. Seaborgium is an element with atomic number 106 and was named after Glenn Seaborg. He was a co-discoverer of 10 different elements now on the periodic...
5 mins 9th - 12th Science
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...
4 mins 8th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable