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Table of Contents
  1. Introduction   4. Elements
       Definitions, What is the Periodic Table        Individual Elements, Families or Groups
  2. Different Periodic Tables   5. An "Element" of Fun
       Standard Periodic Tables, Early and Alternative Tables        Games
  3. Using the Periodic Table   6. WebQuests and Tasks
       Using the Periodic Table        WebQuests, Tasks
7. Miscellaneous Resources
 

1. Introduction to the Periodic Table
Back to Top Definitions, Explanations and History
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1. Web definitions (google.com)
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  7. Atomic model: animation (Houghton Mifflin Publishers, USA)
   
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6. Chemistry in a nutshell (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
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Back to Top What is the Periodic Table?
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1. The periodic table explained (chem4kids)
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2. Familes of elements (chem4kids)
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3. What is the periodic table of the elements (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
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4. An introduction to the periodic table (Royal Society of Chemistry, UK)
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5. History of the periodic table (web.buddyproject.org)
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6. The periodic table (factmonster.com)
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7. The periodic table - an overview: PowerPoint Presentation (slideshare.net)
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8. 100 greatest discovieries - the periodic table: 1.5 minute video (howstuffworks.com)
   
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9. The periodic table - breakdown: 1.5 minute video (howstuffworks.com)
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10. Chemistry at work - investigating the periodic table (howstuffworks.com)
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11. Simple science - the periodic table: 27 minute video - requires password (Discovery Education)
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12. Greatest discoveries with Bill Nye - Chemistry: 44 minute video - requires password (Discovery Education)
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13. The elements: 56 minute video - requires password (Discovery Education)
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14. Forensic detectives and the periodic table of elements: 30 minute video (howstuffworks.com)
   
   
 
2. Different Periodic Tables
Back to Top Standard Periodic Tables
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1. Periodic table of the elements (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
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2. Periodic table of the elements (about.com)
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3. Periodic table (bookrags.com)
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4. Periodic table (chemical elements.com)
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  8. Periodic table in: Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean
   
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9. Periodic table of videos: video segments (University of Nottingham, UK)
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Back to Top Early Periodic Tables and Alternative Periodic Tables
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2. Mendeleev's periodic table (about.com)
 
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3. Periodic table with memory pegs and using memory pegs (johnpratt.com)
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4. Visual elements periodic table (Royal Society of Chemistry, UK)
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5. David's whizzy periodic table: animation (University of Colorado, USA)
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6. Ground state electron configuration of the periodic table: (about.com)
   
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7. The periodic spiral (periodicspiral.com)
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8. The spiral explained (New York Times, USA)
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9. The schemata of the elements (Charles Wilson Johnson)
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10. Alternative periodic tables (wikipedia.org)
   
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11. The periodic table of comic books (University of Kentucky, USA)
   
   
 
3. Using the Periodic Table
Back to Top Using the Periodic Table
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1. How to read the periodic table (buddyproject.org)
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2. How to use the periodic table (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
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6. The periodic table - periods: 3 minute video (howstuffworks.com)
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7. The periodic table - groups: 1.5 minute video (howstuffworks.com)
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8. The periodic table - atomic number and mass: 3 minute video (howstuffworks.com)
   
   
 
4. Elements
Back to Top Individual Elements
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1. Elements in alphabetical order (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
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4. Chemical elements (chemicool.com)
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Back to Top Element Families or Groups
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1. Families (chem4kids)
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2. Groups of elements (Anne Marie Helmenstine, about.com)
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5. Groups in the periodic table (wikipedia.org)
   
   
 
5. An 'Element' of Fun
Back to Top Games, Puzzles, and Challenges
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11. Identify the element (Royal Society of Chemistry, UK)
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14. Mendeleev activity (Royal Society of Chemistry, UK)
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15. Educational games (nobelprize.org)
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6. WebQuests and Tasks
Back to Top WebQuests
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1. Element adventure (buddyproject.org)
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2. Periodic table webquest (J. Bleecker, College Heights Secondary School, Prince George, BC, Canada)
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3. Elliott's elements webquest (Paul Elliot, Seymour Middle School, Indiana, USA)
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4. Periodic poster (Ms. Blakenay, Deer Valley High School, Glendale, Arizona, USA)
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Back to Top Tasks
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1. Periodic table quiz (modelscience.com)
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2. Periodic table challenge (Rob Toreki, ilpi.com)
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3. Building elements (learner.org)
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4. How to index (about.com)
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6. Review of periodic trends: 30 questions (sciencegeek.net)
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7. Green chemistry resources (American Chemical Society)
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8. Chapter review: pdf (Glencoe Publishers)
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9. Element name spelling quiz (about.com)
   
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10. Worked chemistry problems (Anne Marie Helmenstine, about.com)
   
   
 
7. Miscellaneous Resources
Back to Top Doing Research
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1. How to do research: the CMS approach see left side of page (Avi Luxenburg, Comox Valley School District, BC, Canada)
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2. The research process (Oregon School Library Information System, USA)
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3. Primary vs. secondary sources (Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA)
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4. Using Citation Machine (Avi Luxenburg, NIDES, BC, Canada)
 
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5. Writing sentences (actden.com)
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6. Writing paragraphs (actden.com)
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7. Writing essays (actden.com)
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8. How to write an essay (Avi Luxenburg, Comox Valley School District, BC, Canada)
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9. Guide to writing a basic essay (Kathy Livingston)
 
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10. Science Fair project guide (sciencebuddies.org)
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11. Science Fair - the display (Science Fair Foundation of BC, Canada)
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12. Exhibits for Science Fairs (Ohio State University, USA)
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13. Chemistry science fair projects (about.com)
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14. Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair (University of Victoria, BC, Canada)
   
   
 
Back to Top Misc.
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1. ChemMatters magazine (American Chemical Society)
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2. Safety guidelines (American Chemical Society)
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3. Chemistry glossary (Anne Marie Helmenstine, about.com)
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4. Chemical dictionary (chemicool.com)
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5. Biographical memories (National Academy of Sciences, USA)
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6. Scientific calculator for chemists (periodni.com)
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7. Scientific calculator for chemists (creative-chemistry.org.uk)
   
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8. The Nobel Prize for Chemistry (nobelprize.org)
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9. Wolf Prize in Chemistry (wikipedia.org)
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10. American Chemical Society awards (acs.org)
   
   
 
Back to Top Translate
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1. Bable Fish (Yahoo)
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2. Google Translate (Google)
   
   
 
Back to Top Careers in Chemistry
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1. What chemists do (American Chemical Society)
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2. Careers that use chemistry (chem4kids.com)
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3. Careers in chemistry (about.com)
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7. North Island College - Mathematics and Sciences: scroll down to Chemistry courses (VIU, BC, Canada)
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8. Vancouver Island Univeristy - Chemistry (VIU, BC, Canada)
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9. University of British Columbia - Chemistry (UBC, BC, Canada)
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10. University of Victoria - Chemistry (UVic, BC, Canada)
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11. British Columbia Institute of Technology - Chemical Sciences Technology (BCIT, BC, Canada)
   
   
   
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