The New Periodic Table Song (In Order)

new-periodic-table-songThe New Periodic Table Song In Order (To Make You And Your Students Crazy)

by TeachThought Staff

There once was periodic table song whose frenzied pace and extraordinary organization made it seemingly irreplaceable–a classic among classics. There was no need for another.

But in an answer to a question no one asked, the good folks at asapSCIENCE have gone back to the well and produced another stunner sure to take up space on the smartphones of all the cool kids, banging rhythmically out of Beats headphones all over school.

This version has the elements in order, and even includes interjections that clarify how the periodic table itself is organized. Here is the version with lyrics, and here is a version that has been slowed down.

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[Verse 1]
There’s Hydrogen and Helium
Then LithiumBeryllium
BoronCarbon everywhere
Nitrogen all through the air
With Oxygen so you can breathe
And Fluorine for your pretty teeth
Neon to light up the signs
Sodium for salty times

Phosphorus, then SulfurChlorine and Argon
Potassium, and Calcium so you’ll grow strong
ScandiumTitaniumVanadium and Chromium and Manganese

This is the Periodic Table
Noble gas is stable
Halogens and Alkali react aggressively
Each period will see new outer shells
While electrons are added moving to the right

Iron is the 26th
Then CobaltNickel coins you get
Copper, Zinc and Gallium
Germanium and Arsenic
Selenium and Bromine film
While Krypton helps light up your room
Rubidium and Strontium then YttriumZirconium

Silver-ware then Cadmium and Indium
Tin-cans, Antimony then Tellurium and Iodine and Xenon and then Caesium and

Barium is 56 and this is where the table splits
Where Lanthanides have just begun
Lanthanum, Cerium and Praseodymium
Neodymium’s next to
Promethium, then 62’s
EuropiumGadolinium and Terbium

HafniumTantalumTungsten then we’re on to
RheniumOsmium and Iridium
PlatinumGold to make you rich ’til you grow old
Mercury to tell you when it’s really cold
Thallium and Lead then Bismuth for your tummy
PoloniumAstatine would not be yummy
RadonFrancium will last a little time
Radium then Actinides at 89

This is the Periodic Table
Noble gas is stable
Halogens and Alkali react aggressively
Each period will see new outer shells
While electrons are to the right

[Verse 3]
BohriumHassium then Meitnerium
Tennessine, and Oganesson

And then we’re done!