TED-Ed and Periodic Videos.
This specific link to TED-Ed shows a periodic table, where every single element has a video link! The videos are from the University of Nottingham and all subtitled, varying in length and type of content. Randomly, I watched the videos on Mercury, Molybdenum and Oxygen. Molybdenum’s was only about a minute long, Oxygen was 6 minutes. They were all very informative, with Mercury and Oxygen having some “fun” science being shown in them so obviously it will all depend on which elements can have more visual content.
But, if you ever need to start off a bit of research on an element, or to prepare a lesson on one (especially a rarer one), this is the perfect starting location. Where else would you learn the meaning behind Mad as a Hatter?
Wall-Size Periodic Table | Stark Science.
When I first got sent this link, I thought it meant just a large periodic table, but no! This link gives you the tools to print your own WALL size periodic table – each element is printed on one page of A4 and all of the files you need to create it are available on the link.
There’s even a two elements to a page document if you don’t have a very big wall.
I desperately want to see classroom walls covered in this now!
These could even be used as project prompts or for display boards.
BBC News – The element that causes arguments.
The latest in the BBC’s series of articles looking at various elements. I’ve been printing these out, editing them into a format suitable for students and laminating them as A3. Handed out to Key Stage 3 students and used to practice literacy ideas such as skimming for information and scanning for detailed facts.