Elemental Videos

The Periodic Table of Videos has been around for a while, but they are actively updating videos and creating new ones.  The videos were created by Brady Haran at the University of Nottingham.  They are short and very informative.  I like to use them during lessons when my classes are discussing specific elements.  For instance, some of us like to demonstrate adding lithium and/or sodium to water (always show this in a hood with a safety shield in place).  But, it is too dangerous to add potassium to water in my classroom.  I can show the reactivity of all of these elements using the videos at Periodic Table of Videos Web site.  Today, we had about six minutes to spare after a unit test. I took the opportunity to show one of the videos.  I allowed the students to pick the element.  They were engaged and walked out of the classroom talking about chemistry.  It doesn't get better than that!

They also have a new series called Molecular Videos that I am looking forward to watching.  These feature molecules and compounds.



Publication information
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Periodic Table of Element Videos

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The Periodic Table of Videos contain videos created by Brady Haran and created at the University of Nottingham.


Publication Date: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013