Periodic Table of Videos collection added to the NCLOR

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Tables charting the chemical elements have been around since the 19th century – but this modern version has a short video about each one.

Image of Periodic Table

Example: Periodic Table Image from PTOV website (

This resource series is a collection of short video clips that explain all 118 elements. This project was devised by Brady Haran, a BBC-trained video journalist, who had spent a year filming University of Nottingham scientists at work.The approach was unconventional: no scripts or storyboards, but a passionate desire to appeal to a general audience. An effective format rapidly evolved: Haran interviewed “The Professor” (Martyn Poliakoff) or lanthanide and actinide chemist Stephen Liddle in their offices, with separately filmed laboratory experiments carried out by chemists Peter Licence or Deborah Kays.

This series is available to everyone in the NCLOR including guests and all videos include closed captions.

The NCCCS courses that could be enhanced by using these resources are: CHM3001, CHM081, CHM082, CHM090, and  CHM092.

Video Introduction about Brady Haran and the “The Professor” Martyn Poliakoff.

To access this series, you can do any of the following:

  • Log into the NCLOR and click on “Browse by Resource Series” and then the Periodic Table of Videos  series.
  • If you are NCCCS faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)
  • Simply, click here to view the series as a guest.

Posted on May 10, 2012, in New Collection Posts and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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