Eighth graders examine the metallic and nonmetallic elements on the Periodic Table. They identify the characteristics of these elements.
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Reading Comprehension: History of the Periodic Table
Although the article that launches this instructional activity 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...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
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
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
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
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