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Exploration of the Periodic Table and Elements

The following websites will help us get acquainted with the Periodic
Table and elements which will be such an important tool for our class!
These sites will also assist you with future assignments.
Exploration
1. Observe the layout and arrangement of the elements.
2. Read the names and symbols of the elements.
3. Observe the way the numbers increase on the element boxes.
4. Click on some of the elements and observe their appearance and
the information given for an element.
5. Observe how the table is divided into metals and non-metal
elements.
Search Questions
1. Who created the Periodic Table?
2. Which side of the Periodic Table is made up of metals? Which side
is non-metals.
3. Find Hydrogen on the table and find the symbol, atomic number,
and atomic mass.
4. Find Oxygen on the table and find the symbol, atomic number,
and atomic mass.
5. Where are the noble gases located on the table?
6. Choose an element and give the name symbol, atomic number,
atomic mass, and an extra piece of information that you find of
interest.

Websites
1. http://www.webelements.com/
Basic periodic table, after clicking on an element you can select to hear the information if you
prefer listening to reading
2. http://periodictable.com
Periodic table with pictures of elements
3. http://www.chemicool.com
Nice go-to site, with shaded sections and a Periodic Table Key
Info. on how to understand Periodic Table
Click on elements for information
4. www.periodicvideos.com
Scientist made video for each element
5.http://www.chem4kids.com/files/elem_intro.html
Easy to understand information on discovery and use of the first 36 elements
Click on Periodic Table on the right for a tutorial lesson
6. http://www.learner.org/interactives/periodic/periodic_table.html
Basic Periodic Table, nice for help later with electron configuration charts
7. http://education.jlab.org/itselemental/index_num.html
Alphabetical list of elements with easy to read information about the element
8. http://www.rsc.org/periodic-table
Control bar at the top allows you to highlight certain groups, periods, or sections of the table
9. http://quizlet.com/4174/the-periodic-table-of-the-elements-flash-cards/
List of elements with audio for hard to pronounce elements
Click on Flashcards for help learning the symbols and names of elements
10. http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Elementsgames.htm
Games to explore the periodic table and elements
11. http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/0/24460393
Article on how elements are named
12. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/education/physics/developing-periodic-
table.html
Great short video on the periodic table, you will have to click on view
13. http://www.ck12.org/physical-science/Modern-Periodic-Table-in-Physical-
Science/lesson/Modern-Periodic-Table/r35/
The famous song of the elements in video, also a mini lesson on the periodic table
14. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/chemistry-the-elements-revealed-
interactive-periodic-table/
Click on elements for fun facts
15. http://www.ptable.com/
Periodic table with higher level info
Clicking on an element provides in depth information
Temperature slide shows what elements are solid, liquid, or gas at specific temps