Periodic Table of Videos collection added to the NCLOR
Tables charting the chemical elements have been around since the 19th century – but this modern version has a short video about each one.
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.