Plus Pilots: Understanding the Periodic Table
01: Understanding the Periodic Table
The periodic table of elements is something that is invariably hanging on the wall of science classrooms all over the world. Currently, it lists 118 elements—both found in nature and synthetically created—which make up everything we know. Join a senior lecturer of chemistry at Bowdoin College as she takes you through the history and logic that has gone into the periodic table. You’ll walk through the periodic table of elements, tracing the original elements and hearing the stories of how new elements were discovered, added, and organized over the centuries.