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Into the Atom, Part 3: Numbering the Elements

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Amazing scientific discoveries do not require fancy equipment. An interesting video lesson describes the process historical scientists used to identify the order of elements based on X-ray spectra. Learners discover the complex studies of the time and how scientists problem solved with limited resources.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use as an introduction to the periodic table
  • Have pupils record new vocabulary as they watch the video lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a solid understanding of the parts of an atom
  • Installment three in a four-part Into the Atom series
Pros
  • Uses animations to support the concepts
  • Video is interesting and holds viewers' attention
Cons
  • None
NGSS