How did the elements get their names?

This information-packed video from It’s Okay to Be Smart explains How The Elements Got Their Names in rhyme! It’s a great introduction for looking further into the periodic table’s rich history and etymology, from Actinium (Greek for “ray”) to Zirconium (Persian “zargun” or “gold-colored”). For a deeper dive, definitely get Theodore Gray’s kid (and … Continue reading How did the elements get their names?