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Organization of the Periodic Table

Organization of the Periodic Table

  1. I can learn how the Periodic Table is organized.
  2. I will know where different families are located on the Periodic Table.
  3. I will know how the table is organized for metals, metalloids and nonmetals.
  4. I will learn how to find which elements are solid, liquid, and gas at room temperature.

This video will go through the organization of the families of the Periodic Table.  It will demonstrate where the metals, nonmetals and metalloids are located on the Periodic Table.  Furthermore, the video will explain the different phases (or states) elements are in at room temperature.  This video will be used for physical science class and chemistry.  However chemistry class will learn more, such as periodic trends and valence electrons (similar properties) in addition to this video.

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Instructions for the video

The video is to be used with your blank periodic table and later on with your Sargent Welch Periodic Table.  Use the blank table with the video to fill in the different families and other parts of the periodic table.  Rewind as often as needed to take complete notes. Take notes and practice learning the different parts like you would memorize different countries, places on a map.  In class, we will be singing a song to help memorize parts of the Periodic Table.

Periodic Table Organization

The Periodic Table is organized by groups (families) and periods. This video will show where these different families and properties are located on the table. Like you memorize a map in geography, you will need to memorize the families and properties of the Periodic Table.

Google an empty or blank Periodic Table, make a copy and follow along. You can pause/play as needed to take notes.

Source: and sargent welch periodic table

Blank Periodic Tables

Here is one website that has blank Periodic Tables.  Scroll down to the appropriate document at: