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The Periodic Table

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
Whether you're giving a broad introduction to the periodic table or honing in on particular element groups, this collection will have what you need. I've put the general resources at the front, and resources that focus on particular...
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Biology Junction PowerPoint Presentations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Add a little power to your biology classes with a collection of 18 colorful presentations that cover everything from an introduction to the scientific method to lab safety rules, from acids to vaporization, Although designed as an AP...
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Physical Science: Properties of Matter

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Looking for a way to engage elementary and middle school learners during a unit on properties of matter? Add these fun and informative videos from Crash Course Kids to your lesson plans. Each video in the playlist features entertaining...
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Atoms and Elements: An Introduction

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are able to discuss the difference between a proton, a neutron and an electron. They also can explain the difference between an ionic and a covalent bond. Students know the main structure of atoms and molecules. Student are able...
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Introducing the Atom

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young scholars discuss how small they must cut something before it is no longer fundamentally the same. An online activity challenges and engages pupils in learning about the periodic table. Two hands-on activities cover elements and...
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The Four "New" Elements and How We Got Them

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How are new elements created? Are they really new? Journey to the end of the periodic table with a video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions playlist. The narrator describes the conditions under which new elements are formed...
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Atoms and Molecules

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
A science lesson begins with a presentation and discussion about atoms and molecules. Then scholars divide into groups to complete hands-on activities. It also offers an additional extension about elements and orbitals.
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Electricity and Matter Part 4 - Atoms and Elements

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Consisting entirely of photos and simple graphics, this fundamental video is an informative presentation. Topics include elements, molecules, chemical bonds, atomic mass, isotopes, and ionization. Because it covers a wide range, it would...
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History of the Atom

For Teachers 8th - 12th
This is a tremendous overview of the tiny atom. Journey through the history of human understanding of this basic building block of matter. Examine each of the sub-atomic particles in detail: neutrons, protons, electrons, quarks. Peruse...
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Introduction to the Atom

For Students 7th - 10th
Sal does a phenomenal job introducing students to the atom, and the history that goes along with how we understand and view atoms today. Students are introduced to the atomic number, and how elements are organized into the periodic table...
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Understanding Elements

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Nothing says organization quite like a table. The third lesson in a six-part Mixtures and Solutions unit teaches young scientists about elements and the periodic table. They learn how the periodic table is organized and about the...
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Periodic Table of Elements

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Colored boxes with white font present the basic periodic table of elements to your young chemists. All of the basics are included: chemical name, symbol, atomic number, atomic mass, and the number of electrons in each orbital. A brief...
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How Atoms Bond - Elements and Compounds Part 1

For Students 9th - 12th
Ionic, covalent, metallic, oh my! Atoms use various methods of bonding to form molecules. The video lesson provides an overview of the different types and the role of the subatomic particles in bonding.
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Have We Found All The Elements?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
You've always wanted to know why ytterbium is called ytterbium, haven't you? An engaging video investigates the discovery of elements throughout history. It posits the theory that we are close to having discovered all the elements.
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How Atoms Bond - Elements and Compounds Part 2

For Students 9th - 12th
Build a solid foundation of the different types of chemical bonds. A thorough video lesson discusses the formation of chemical bonds between various element types. The instructor references the periodic table when discussing molecular...
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Atoms and Elements

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders complete several centers in which they design a brochure on an element, create an elemental trading card and complete a timeline of the development of an atom.  In this element lesson students work together in teams to...
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Study Jams! Atoms: Protons, Neutrons, Electrons

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
What's smaller than a kiwi seed? Atoms! Basic atomic structure is detailed for beginning chemists in a light-hearted animation. Protons and neutrons are explained as part of the nucleus, and so are electrons that encircle the nucleus....
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Meet the 4 Newest Elements!

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scientists keep pursuing heavier elements in the hopes of finding a stable and useful element for practical purposes. Hopeful they've found one, the narrator explains the four newest elements that were added to the periodic table in...
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The Atoms Family ~ Atomic Math Challenge

For Students 5th - 8th
Bold boxes present parts of the periodic table, with some of the contents conveniently missing. Beginning chemists fill in the blanks, which may include the atomic number, atomic mass, atomic symbol, or element name. Beneath each box...
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Atoms, Elements, and Isotopes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Rings and golden nuggets contain the element gold, but how small can you break it down before it is no longer considered gold? A helpful presentation explains the basics about atoms, elements, and isotopes through a presentation.
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The 2,400-Year Search for the Atom

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
From ancient Greek philosophers to early American Quakers, people have sought to understand the composition of matter for millennia. Follow along with this video as it explores the long scientific journey that eventually led to the...
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Carbon Atom Mobile

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students research the element of carbon, its composition, and the importance of carbon to life on earth. Then they design model mobiles of carbon atoms to demonstrate their understanding of the configuration of protons, neutrons, and...
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Atoms to Molecules: Constructing Helium

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Protons and neutrons and electrons, oh my! Physical science scholars get hands-on with interactive atomic modeling. Starting with a simple helium atom, participants create and name ions, then build isotopes. Questions throughout the...
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Defining the Atom

For Students 7th - 12th
On "Defining the Atom," physical science starters fill in blanks, determine if statements are true or false, match terms with the appropriate definitions, and solve problems. Questions are about Dalton's atomic theory, the atom and its...

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