This site offers something much more than just a periodic table, with in-depth details such as who discovered the element, where its name came from, and interesting facts about the element. You can use this handy site even if you teach younger students. Check out their Chem for Kids tab to find interesting information for elementary students. Don't miss the Periodic Table for Videos for class presentations and grading rubrics to round out a complete teaching and assessment package.
How is the periodical table essential to the study of chemistry?
Should chemistry be a part of general science or only for those headed for medical school or research?
Extension and Activities
Explore the periodical table. Have students find what elements they encounter in their everyday lives. Discuss how learning about these elements will help them make better choices in their lives. An example can be the harmful effect of lead in paint. Where can the paint be found that they can avoid?
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