Although Dimitri Mendeleev developed the periodic table in 1871, there have been many changes and discoveries since. A video lesson presents the contributions of two prominent women chemists: Maire Curie and Ida Tacke. The narrator explains in depth the events leading to their discovery of new elements and their work that proved their existence.
- Use as a lesson in May to support Women in History Month
- Have pupils view the video independently and discuss the role of each scientist in pairs
- Prior knowledge of the patterns in the periodic table is helpful
- Includes links to additional lessons on the same topic
- Offers the option for closed captioning to support vocabulary instruction