How To Speak Chemistrian

Learning how scientists named chemicals can be as challenging as learning a foreign language! Chances are, you've used these names at least once or twice in class. From the video, learn how chemical compounds earn their names — no matter their location on the periodic table.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Stop video at 9:49 and have learners copy table into notebooks
  • Review ions before showing the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a computer, projection system, and access to the Internet to use the resource
  • Pupils should have a fundamental understanding of ions

  • Video teaches all rules for naming chemical compounds
  • Table at the end of the video is good reference

  • The video covers a wealth of information in a little over 10 minutes, which may be too much for some learners
Common Core