Great Minds: Dmitri Mendeleev

Can you name the man who created the periodic table, committed bigamy, and literally defined Russian vodka? Dmitri Mendeleev did all of these things. The video takes a balanced look at his work and his life. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Research other rules Mendeleev created when he was at the Bureau of weights and measures
  • Learn about the atoms Mendeleev predicted that were not later discovered
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  • Remember YouTube comments are public and could contain material not appropriate for the classroom
  • Video is the 22nd in a 25-part series
  • Provides closed captioning for the hearing impaired
  • Includes many cross-curricular connections to science, history, and culture
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