Properties of the Elements
In this elements activity, students compare the properties of elements in the periodic table such as their atomic radii, valence electrons and ionization energy.
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General Characteristics of the p-Block Elements
The 20th installment in a series of 36 focuses on the characteristics of the p-block elements. Learners discuss, read about, and answer questions pertaining to the occurrence of these elements in nature, their electron configurations,...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
d-Block and f-Block Elements
Potassium permanganate, containing manganese one of the transition elements, has many uses such as mouthwash and propelling rockets, making it is a very diverse compound. The lesson delves into such transition elements and lanthanides,...
7th - 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
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