Instructional Video

The Genius of Mendeleev's Periodic Table

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The author-narrator refers to the periodic table of elements as a "massive slab of human genius," then goes on to explain Mendeleev's development of this foundational chemistry tool. Why was his version so much better than others that had been arranged? Why is it the one we still use today though it was designed way back in 1867? Viewers get the answers to these questions and more when you include this in your introduction to the periodic table of elements.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
  • Links to interactive periodic tables, including one with videos about each individual element
  • Multiple-choice questions that can be edited if you flip the lesson
  • Can be used when addressing Common Core or Next Generation Science Standards
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