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View Resource The Periodic Table of Comic Books

Maintained by F. James Holler and John P. Selegue of the University of Kentucky's Department of Chemistry, the Periodic Table of Comic Books (yes, comic books) provides a undeniably fun way to learn about the elements. Clicking on periodic table elements brings up a page of comic book issues that involve that particular element. For example, clicking H for hydrogen brings up eight links to comic...

http://www.uky.edu/Projects/Chemcomics/
View Resource Elements and Atoms: Case Studies in the Development of Chemistry

Carmen Giunta at Le Moyne College created this website to offer a series of articles by the pioneers in the science of atoms and elements. The author provides background and commentary on the work in order to educate users about how scientists work. The website is divided into four parts: elements, atoms, classification of atoms, and back to atoms. Students can find links for definitions of...

http://web.lemoyne.edu/~giunta/EA/CONTENTS.HTML
View Resource Interactives: The Periodic Table

It can be tricky to remember the position of lanthanides within the periodic table of elements, but this interactive feature from Annenberg Media's "Interactive" series will keep students in the know about those so-called "rare earth" elements. This particular feature begins with "Atomic Basics", which provides an overview of the atom and its various functions. After completing this section,...

http://www.learner.org/interactives/periodic/index.html
View Resource The Periodic Table of Videos

While there are many ways to parse out the information found within the periodic table of elements, the University of Nottingham has gone above and beyond with their own novel version. Their version happens to have a short video about each element, and visitors will find each short clip interesting, informative, and fun. Visitors can click on each element as they wish, and they can also learn...

http://www.periodicvideos.com
View Resource NOVA: Hunting the Elements

After watching this erudite (and fun) program from NOVA, you'll never again wonder "Where's selenium?" This two-hour program is hosted by David Pogue (the host of NOVA's "Making Stuff" program) and it "spins viewers through the world of weird, extreme chemistry: the strongest acids, the deadliest poisons, the universe's most abundant elements, and the rarest of the rare." It's a fascinating way to...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/hunting-elements.html
View Resource TED-Ed: Periodic Videos

For chemistry educators and learners, the team behind the Periodic Table of Videos (featured in the 02-12-2016 Scout Report) has created this series of TED-Ed lessons dedicated to each element in the periodic table. This lesson series features the original videos from the Periodic Videos project at The University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom and is accompanied by a multiple-choice quiz...

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http://ed.ted.com/periodic-videos