Instructional Video

How the Elements are Laid Out in the Periodic Table

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When scientists confirm new elements, do these elements always fit in on the periodic table where scientists expect? The second video in a series of 15 discusses how the elements are organized on the periodic table. The resource includes information about groups, common properties, and systems of organizations.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Update the number of elements on the current periodic table as it has increased since the video was recorded
  • Create cards with elements and their atomic masses and atomic numbers to have pupils try to organize and arrange
Classroom Considerations
  • Knowledge of the difference between atomic mass and atomic number would be helpful, but it is not required
  • Works well in both a traditional or flipped classroom
  • Short length helps maintain learners' attention
  • None
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