Periodic Table

The resources in this list are useful for introducing the periodic table for the first time.  The list includes quick starters, worksheets, film clips of a range of elements and a link to an interactive periodic table.

The resources support the teaching linked to the following topics:

  • differences between atoms, elements and compounds
  • the varying physical and chemical properties of different elements
  • the principles underpinning the Mendeleev Periodic Table
  • the Periodic Table: periods and groups; metals and non-metals

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