The Periodic Table of the Elements

Resource Type Title/Author Comments Recommend? Rating
Book Fizz, Bubble & Flash!: Element Explorations & Atom Adventures for Hands-on Science; Brandolini, Dr. Anita (Ph.D.) Kid-friendly tour through the groups of the Periodic Table. Lots of hands-on experiments with everyday items. Y 5
Book The Mystery of the Periodic Table; Wiker, Benjamin D. Historical perspective of how man discovered elements and their organization. Good read-aloud book or as an assignment. Christian point of view. Y 5
Curriculum Learning About Atoms; Knorr, Susan Covers general knowledge, includes worksheets, activities, games & student project to build a PowerPoint presentation Y 4
Lapbook Periodic Table Lap Book; Palmer, Debbie Good hands-on project Y 4
Game The Periodic Table Game; Ellen McHenry's Basement Workshop Color printout game. Touches on names, radioactivity, valency numbers, groupings, matter states. Y 4
Website Dynamic Periodic Table Dynamic is the right word. Ability to display isotopes, electrons, orbitals, series, etc. Tie-ins to IUPAC & Wikipedia. Y 5
Website BrainPop Always a good resource, BrainPop currently has at least 9 good movies relating to TPOTE Y 5
Website YouTube Periodic Table of the Elements song by Tom Lehrer Video #1 Video #2 Video #3

 

Listing of elements sung to Pirates of Penzance "Modern Major General" song. It's dated, but still fun and educational. There are many more, these are our favorites. Y 5

 

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