The periodic table offers a lot of information, most of which is usually not used by high school students. However, it is important for students of chemistry, biology and physics to have some background related to the elements that make up the periodic table. Several students were working with a periodic table and realized they could make studying the elements more enjoyable by making up some statements that led to the actual naming of the element. For example: If you want to catch wild horses, europium.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1983 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Voltmer, Rita K.; Hines, Jody M.; and Kelly, James L.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 20
, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol20/iss3/8