Electron Configuration of the First 20 Elements in the Periodic Table

Why is the periodic table arranged the way it is? As pupils complete the electron configuration of the first 20 elements, they see the relationship to the rows and columns in the periodic table. The video instructor highlights these relationships after reviewing the electron configurations.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Build a periodic table that includes the electron configurations
  • Pause the video when the instructor poses a question to discuss as a class
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires an understanding of the periodic table and the atomic number
Pros

  • Video includes a summary of important concepts
  • Emphasizes vocabulary throughout the lesson
Cons

  • None