We\’ve used the videos below alongside Apologia Science, Secrets of the Universe (Ambleside Online Year 7), The Mystery of the Periodic Table, by Benjamin Wiker and Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick (AO Year 6).
The Periodic Table
We\’ve been using the University of Nottingham videos to go through the periodic table. Each element is explained and some experiments are shown with a good dash of humour thrown in.
A photographic table showing the elements. Click on the element to see a photo and description. For example this page on Titanium, something we were talking about after the dentist explained how it came to be used in humans for implants.
The Periodic Table in song in the order of the elements:
Professor Julius Sumner Miller’s TV Show “Why Is It So?” was broadcast in Australia on the ABC from 1963 to 1986. We\’ve used a number of his videos to supplement our science studies. I\’ve put some of those below and this website has a list of others we\’ve also used.
The following videos fit with this book:
Pascal\’s Principle: the Properties of Liquids
\’Why doesn\’t the temperature rise as we get higher?\’ This question came up recently and as my boys really enjoy Top Gear this video was helpful.
And then we added this one, Where Does the Atmosphere End?