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The Genius of Mendeleev's Periodic Table
4 mins 4th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Mendeleev and the Periodic Table
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Two hundred years before Mendeleev created the periodic table, scientists observed patterns in the elements and tried to sort them. The brief first video in a 15-part series explains the development of the periodic table and the many...
The Race to Invent the Periodic Table
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewMendeleev was a visionary, providing a tool to predict things we didn't even know about yet! He was the first to recognize the pattern in the properties of elements and create the skeleton of the chart that we know today as the periodic...
Lesson 7: Medeleev and the First Periodic Table of Elements
9th - 12th
High schoolers show how Mendeleev arranged the periodic table. In this chemistry lesson, students watch a video segment while answering questions on their guided viewing sheet. They create a Venn diagram to summarize what they learn.
Reading Comprehension: History of the Periodic Table
7th - 9th
Although the article that launches this lesson plan 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 craft one...
Solving the Puzzle of the Periodic Table
4 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...