Learn about the history and uses of the Periodic Table, and how chemistry and the elements affect all of our daily lives.

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Mendeleyev's Discovery
  Dmitri Mendeleyev is the scientist credited with developing the Periodic Table of the Elements. Hear him tell his own story, from growing up in Siberia to revolutionizing modern science with his system of organizing the known elements and predicting new ones.  

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Mutiny on the Table!
  Join the courtroom drama as the groups of elements in the periodic table argue over who should be first on the table! Learn about alkali metals, alkali earth metals, transition metals, other metals, nonmetals, and noble gases.   Teacher Resources
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The Interactive Periodic Table
The interactive periodic table contains a wealth of information organized by topic area, and can be used in conjunction with these lessons.    

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