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How to learn the periodic table in three minutes

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Michelle Starr is the tiger force at the core of all things. She also writes about cool stuff and apps as CNET Australia's Crave editor. But mostly the tiger force thing.

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YouTube channel AsapScience has recorded possibly the funnest rendition of the periodic table set to music that anyone's ever heard.

In high school science classes, students are encouraged to memorise the first 20 elements of the periodic table. There are other methods employed at the university level for all 118 — many students swear by mnemonics.

When it comes to tremendously catchy fun, though, a new song by AsapScience has them all beat. Called simply "The New Periodic Table Song (In Order)", it's a chemical adventure that romps along to a section of "Infernal Galop" (otherwise known as the Can-Can music) from Jacques Offenbach's opera Orpheus in the Underworld.

It goes, appropriately, at a fast gallop — but listen a few times, and you'll soon find yourself confidently singing along.

Best periodic table song ever.

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DanielP5 posted a comment   

You've confused Silicone with Silicon,


hkabir posted a comment   

Great invention.......for science students...

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