Solving the Puzzle of the Periodic Table

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Did you know that the first time someone isolated a pure element was when Henning Brand boiled down his own urine in 1669 and unknowingly discovered phosphorus? The history of our current periodic table of elements is entertainingly drawn for viewers with clever black-and-white animation. This clip would be a fresh addition to your lecture on elements and the periodic table. 

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  • Amusing approach to introducing the history of our understanding of the elements
  • Multiple-choice Think questions included for follow up; also customizable by flipping the lesson
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