Periodic Table of Elements Resources

The Periodic Table of Elements is another one of those things that seem to need to be committed to memory. If not for any useful purpose, than simply because it makes answering trivia questions easier!

Periodic Table of Elements Resources from Starts At Eight

One of the many ways we learn things in our house is through song. We have learned things like the 50 States, the Presidents of the United States, and Spanish Vocabulary through song. The Periodic Table is no exception. We have found this awesome song with a video that I really like the graphics in to help our children learn the Periodic Table of Elements. While it is my middle schooler that I started this for, it is great for high school also, and even my 8 year old is learning it!

Periodic Table of Elements Song


Hydrogen and Helium, Then Lithium, Beryllium

Boron, Carbon everywhere, Nitrogen all through the air

With Oxygen so you can breathe And Fluorine for your pretty teeth

Neon to light up the signs, Sodium for salty times

MAGNESIUM, Aluminum Silicon

PHOSPHORUS, then Sulfur, Chlorine and Argon

POTASSIUM and Calcium so you’ll grow strong

SCANDIUM Titanium Vanadium and Chromium and MANGANESE

This is the Periodic Table, Noble Gas are stable,

Halogens and Alkali react aggressively

Each period we’ll see new outer shells

While Eeeelectrons are added moving to the right

Iron is the 26 Then Cobalt, Nickel coins you get

Copper Zinc and Gallium Germanium and Arsenic

Selenium and Bromine film While Krypton helps light up your room

Rubidium and Strontium then Yttrium Zirconium

NIOBIUM Molybdenum Technetium

RUTHENIUM Rhodium Palladium

SILVER-WARE then Cadium and Indium

TIN-CANS, Antimony Then Tellerium and Iodine and Xenon and then Caesium and

Barium is 56, and this is where the table splits

Where lanthanides have just begun

Lanthenum Cerium and Praseo(ooo)dy(eee)mi(eee)um

Neodymium’s next too, Promethium then 62,

Samarium, Europium, Gadolinium and Terbium, Dysprosium, Holmium, ERbium, Thulium, Ytterbium, Lutetium

HAFNIUM Then Tantalum Tungsten then we’re on to

RHENIUM, Osmium and Iridium

PLATINUM, Gold to make you rich till you grow old

MERCURY to tell you when it’s really cold

THALLIUM and Lead then Bismuth for your tummy

POLONIUM Astatine would not be yummy

RADON Francium will last a little time

RADIUM then Actinides at 89

This is the Periodic Table, Noble Gas are stable,

Halogens and Alkali react aggressively

Each period we’ll see new outer shells

While Eeeelectrons are to the right

Actinium, Thorium, Protactinium

Uranium Neptunium Plutonium

Americium Curium Berkelium Californium Einsteinium Fermium Mendelevium Nobelium Lawrencium Rutherfordium Dubnium Seaborgium Bohrium Hassium then Meinerium Darmstadtium Roentgenium Copernicium







And then We’re Done!!!

Interactive Periodic Table of Elements

Ted Periodic Table of Elements

In 1864, Dimitri Mendeleev published the first periodic table that organized all the known elements in the world. This tool was groundbreaking for many reasons–including the fact that Mendeleev planned with incredible foresight, leaving space for any new elements that would be discovered beyond his time.

To help provide a refresher and a study aid of sorts, TED-Ed collaborated with Brady Haran, best known for his YouTube channel Numberphile and his extensive video coverage of the periodic table, to create a clickable periodic table with videos on every element.

TED Periodic Table of Elements

Other Period Table of Elements Resources

Atomidoodle Periodic Table of Elements Game from Starts At EightThe Periodic Table Rap - AL ittle fun with the Periodic Table from Starts At Eight. Make chemistry and learning the Periodic Table fun with this little song. Plus tons of Periodic Table resources for all ages: elementary, middle school, and high school! Great tools for your homeschool or classroom!