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Element Name Origins

Element Name Origins

The history of the discovery of each element and the origin of their names.


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Paul Kirkpatrick
Paul Kirkpatrick (Student)
14 years ago
This is a great web site and I plan to use it with my class.
Sean Marzolf
Sean Marzolf (Faculty)
14 years ago
Wow, how cool the history of the periodic table. My students are always asking where these crazy names are coming from. I will definitely use this in our chemistry unit.
Martha Rodriguez
Martha Rodriguez (Student)
14 years ago
I think some students would really appreciate knowing the history of the naming of elements. It might be easier for them to memorize some of the names if they know the names weren't chosen randomly.
stephen fedele
stephen fedele (Staff)
14 years ago
This site was ok. I looked arounf for a little bit going through things.
Brandi Miller
Brandi Miller (Student)
14 years ago
This is great, very user friendly and gives detailed account of the elements history.
Donna Marzullo-Parkansky
14 years ago
This is an excellant source for students to not only learn about each of the elements, but also to learn their history.
Danny Tovar
Danny Tovar (Student)
14 years ago
I think that this is a really good website that would allow a student to integrate history and science. It is definitely a good source for middle/high school students doing a write up on a person/element in science! Thanks.
Amanda Manuszak
Amanda Manuszak (Student)
14 years ago
This looks like a really good reference material for students.
Stefanie Chow Vertrees
14 years ago
This would be a great reference site for an "Adopt-an-Element" project.