Middle schoolers watch video, The Elements, research information about elements using both the Internet and CD-ROM program, and create atoms out of gumdrops and licorice.
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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
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