INTRODUCTION TO THE PERIODIC TABLE
Students identify the scientist who first wrote the Periodic Table, identify the scientist who amended the Table, state (or write) specific data relating to the history of the Periodic Table, identify at least five elements, and two components.
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Matter and the Periodic Table Chemical Families and Periodic Trends
Is assembling the periodic table as simple as Tetris? Scholars arrange colored cards into a logical order and then make connections to the arrangement of the periodic table. Hands-on activities include adding trend arrows and analyzing...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Mendeleev's Periodic Table
Scientists are working on creating and verifying element 120 which would change the appearance of the periodic table. A short video, one in a series of 48, which explores Mendeleev's Periodic Table. The narrator shows how Mendeleev...
4 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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
Study Jams! Periodic Table
In a friendly, casual conversation on the beach, two animated teens discuss the periodic table. Assign this video to be viewed at home by physical science fans. After viewing, they can write definitions for key vocabulary terms and take...
4th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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
The Genius of Mendeleev's Periodic Table
The author-narrator refers to the periodic table of elements as a "massive slab of human genius," then goes on to explain Mendeleev's development of this foundational chemistry tool. Why was his version so much better than others that...
4 mins 4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable