Help 11–14 students learn about the table’s development, structure and history

An image showing a zoom into a section of the periodic table showing image for some elements, names for others, all tinted blue

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While memorising the periodic table isn’t helpful, understanding the table’s structure is one of the most important concepts students can learn. Weaving the human stories behind the periodic table into our teaching can help students’ develop their familiarity. Use these resources alongside the article on the history of the periodic table in Education in Chemistry