Periodic Table:

Element Songs

Project: to make up songs or poetry using the elements found in the periodic table.


Option 1: Students must use 80 or more elements if they want to use the elements as words to a song

Option 2: Students must use 30 or more elements if they give specific details about the element in their song.

Songs will be sung in front of the class live or presented on videotape. Extra points will be rewarded if students can also a dance routine or wear costumes in their presentation.




Sample Element Songs (St. Anthony School, San Gabriel)



Team: 1 (set to Eminem song)


Refrain: I please must find a piece of gold, and maybe some silver too. Copper I wouldn’t care to find, but platinum is good too. Even if I couldn’t get them all, I still have oxygen. It reminds me that I only have a bag of nickels.


Verse 1: Dear Josh,

Yesterday when I was looking for zirconium I cut myself, and I had to take some Iodine, but all I had was potassium and calcium, it didn’t do me much good, but I ate too much calcium and It gave me a stomach ache, so I used some bismuth and bromine to make the pain go away. I found some sulfur and hit it against a rock, and it made a fire to keep me warm.

Sincerely yours, your best friend,





Verse 2: Dear Josh,

I wrote you but you still aint writin’, I found some iron we’ll be rich when I get back, you have to rescue me. I’m down to my last piece of lead. I think I need some zinc really bad. There’s a lot of toxic gases when I am like chlorine and radon so I traveled to a lake and crossed it on a piece of titanium, my legs hurt from kicking in the water.

Sincerely yours, your best friend,






Team: 2


Here’s a song about 80 elements

Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Potassium, and Beryllium, Boron, Carbon, neon, Xenon, Argon, and Fluorine, and Chlorine, and Unihexium.


12 down, 68 more to go

There’s Iridium, Osmium, Rhenium, and Platinum, Hafnium, Barium, Cesium, and Radium, Actinium, Rhodium, and Uniquadium, Cadmium, Indium, and Polonium


26 down, 54 to go

Are you ready? Here we go!

There’s Silver, Copper, Zinc, and Mercury, Gold, Lead, Tin Aluminum, Phosporus, Silicon, and Sulfur, Helium and Lithium, and Stontium, and Scandium, and Mendelevium


Half down, 38 more to go!

Now we’re in the radioactive isotopes!

There’s Europium, Samarium, Gadolinium, Terbium, Dysprosium, Curium, and Erbium, Uranium, and Berkelium, and Lutetium, Fermium, Thorium, and Plutonium.


25 more elements to go!

There’s Bromine, Iodine, Krypton, and Cobalt, Iron, Calcium, Francium, and Nickel, Selenium, Holmium, Tungsten, Sodium, Magnesium, Vanadium, Neodymium


70 down, 10 to go

Soon there’ll be 80 you’ll know!


There’s Californium, Americium, Lawrencium, Nobelium, Thulium, Bismuth, Seaborgium, Antimony, Tellurium, Protactinium, and now were all done!

So we hoped you learned a lot and had a lot of fun!



Team: 3


Element poem


There once lived a man that loved copper

and even lived to save nickels


He thought of platinum as a cheap piece of jewelry,

but gold as priceless piece of fortune



He loved Neon because of the great lighting

He loved Cerium even more for its rare lighting


He used to think oxygen was something to save

And Helium was something harmful that were put into



He loved to drink lots of milk to get more Calcium

To take off the Chromium on his car


And used Aluminum to wrap many things with

Iron to him was the best piece of metal


He used to think that chlorine was what made the pool



He also thought that sulfur wasn’t all that deadly

But Arsenic was much worse



Team: 4


There’s Antimony, Arsenic, Aluminum, Selenium,

And Oxygen and Nitrogen and Hydrogen and Rhenium,

And Neodymium, Neptunium, Germanium, and Nickel,

And Iron, Uranium, Ruthenium, Americium,

Europium, Vanadium, Zirconium, Lutetium,

And Protactinium, and Indium, and Gallium, and Gold,

And Iodine and thorium, and Thallium, and Thulium,

And Lanthanum, Osmium, Astatine, and Radium.


There’s Ytterbium, Yittrium, Actinium, Iridium,

And Boron, Argon, Krypton, Silicon,

And Strontium, and Silver, and Samarium, and Lithium,

And Bismuth, Bromine, Beryllium, and Barium,


There’s Holmium, and Helium and erbium and Hafnium,

And Phosphorous and Terbium and Fluorine, and Chlorine

And Manganese, Mercury, Magnesium, Molybdenum,

Dysprosium and Cesium and Cerium and Scandium

And Lead, Platinum, Palladium, Plutonium,

Praseodymium, Promethium, Polonium and Potassium

Tantalum, Titanium, Tellurium and Technetium,

Calcium and Cadmium, and Chromium and Curium


There’s Sulfur, Berkelium and Californium, Nobelium,

And also Mendelevium, Fermium, and Einsteinium

And Neon Radon, Xenon, Zinc, and Sodium,

Tin, Tungsten, and Rhodium.



Team: 5


Got to know them all,

Got to know them all,


Hydrogen, Lithium, Berylium, Helium,

Boron, Carbon, Argon, Krypton, Xenon, Titanium, Magnesium, Potassium, Actinium,

Calcium, Sodium, Scandium, Cesium, Francium,

Radium, Niobium, Hafnium, Chromium, Gallium,

Fluorine, Bromine, Iodine, Astatine, Strontium,

Rubidium, Indium, Polonium, Selenium, Rhenium,

Aluminum, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Silicon, Chlorine,

Sulfur, Phosphorus,

Got to know them all

Got to know them all


Germanium, Iridium, Barium, Cadmium, Vanadium,

Tellurium, Molybdenum, Tantalum, Platinum, Lathanum,

Plutonium, uranium, Manganese, Iron, Cobalt, Nickel,

Copper, Technetium, yttrium, Zirconium, Osmium, Rhodium,

Ruthenium, Silver, Gold, Lead, Thallium, Bismuth, Mercury,

Cadmium, Zinc, Tin, Antimony, Radon, Arsenic, Tellurium, Tungsten,

Cerium, Thorium, Curium


With thirty-eight more elements to see to be a scientist in my destiny….




Team: 6


You have Lithium

You have Oxygen,

You have Helium,

And the great big Sodium,

Beryllium, Magnesium, Calcium, Vanadium

Technetium and Niobium.

You have Iridium,

You have Ruthenium,

You have Rhenium

And the big ol hard Platinum

Iodine Astatine, Lead, Selenium,

And don’t forget the great Argon.

You have Sulfur,

You have Fluorine,

You have Boron,

Silver, Aluminum,

Xenon, Krypton, Chlorine, and some light Titanium,

Hydrogen, Potassium.

You have Copper, Zinc,

You have Manganese,

You have Phosphorus,

And some Zirconium,

Lead, Tin, Hydrogen, and Potassium,

Neon, Selenium,

You have Gallium,

You have Germanium,

You have Cadmium,

Gold, Palladium,

Osmium, hafnium,

Bits of Indium,

Nickel, and Erbium.

You have Cerium

You have Thorium,

You have Terbium,

Curium, Uranium,

Holmium, Lutetium, Californium,

And some Fermium.

You have Radium,

You have Barium,

You have Samarium

And Berkelium,

Phosphorus, Promethium, and Lawrencium,

And Polnium.

You have Lanthanium,

You have Vanadium,

You have Scandium,

Strontium, Rubidium,

Francium, Barium and some Thullium,

Nobellum, Americium.




Team: 7


There’s hydrogen, arsenic, aluminum, selenium

And antimony, oxygen, nitrogen, and rhenium,

There’s iron, neodymium, neptunium, germanium

Nickel, americium, ruthenium, uranium,

And europium, zirconium, lutetium, vanadium,

There’s indium, osmium, astatine, and radium,

Gold, protactinium, lanthanum, and gallium,

Iodine, thorium, thallium, and thulium.


There’s yttrium, rubidium, ytterbium, actinium,

And iridium, boron, niobium, gadolinium,

And samarium, bromine, silver, strontium,

And barium, silicon, beryllium, bismuth, and lithium.


There’s hafnium, helium, erbium, and holmium

And francium, phosphorus, fluorine, and terbium,

And molybdenum, manganese, mercury, and magnesium

Platinum, and cesium and dysprosium, and scandium

And cerium, lead, praseodymium, plutonium,

Potassium, polomium, promethium, palladium,

Tantalum, titanium, tellurium, technetium, (inhale)

And calcium, cadmium, curium, and chromium.


There’s nobelium, sulfur, and californium, berkelium

And also fermium, einsteinium, and mendelevium,

There’s radon, chlorine, krypton, carbon, zinc, neon, and rhodium

And copper, xenon, argon, cobalt

Tin, tungsten and sodium.



Team: 8


“I thought I knew my Elements”


Aluminum, Selenium, Rhenium, Neodymium, Germanium,

Americium, Ruthenium

Uranium, Europium, Zirconium, Lutetium, vanadium,

Lanthanum, Osmium

Radium, Protactinium, Indium, Gallium, Thorium,

Thulium, Thallium

Yttrium, Ytterbium, Actinium, Rubidium, Gadolinium,

Niobium, Iridium

Strontium, Samarium, Lithium, Beryllium, Barium

Holmium, Helium

Hafnium, Erbium, Francium, Terbium, Molybidium, Magnesium,


Cerium, Cesium, Dysprosium, Praseodymium, Platinum

Plutonium, Promethium

Potassium, Polonium, Tatalum, Technetium, titanium,

Tellurium, Cadmium

Calcium, Chromium, Curium, Californium, Fermium

Berkelium, Medelevium

Boron, Bismuth, bromine, Einstinium, Nobellum,

Rhodium, Sodium

Nitrogen, Oxygen, Hydrogen, Zinc, Mercury,

Neon, Krypton



Team: 9 (set to “If You Really Want to Dance” by Nobody’s Angel)


Hydrogen, Arsenic, Silver, Iridium,

Lithium, Selenium, Cadmium, Osmium,

Beryillium, Bromine, Indium,

Rhenium, Sodium, Krypton, Tin

Tungsten, Magnesium, Argon

Antimony, Tantalium, Potassium,

Chlorine, Tellurium, Thallium,

Calcium, Sulfur, Iodine, Scandium,

Silicon, Xenon, Barium, Titanium,

Aluminum, Radon, Cesium, Vanadium,

Neon, Astatine, Chromium, Fluorine,

Polonium, Oxygen, Bismuth, Iron,

Nitrogen, Lead, Cobalt, Carbon, Nickel

Boron, Mercury, Copper, Helium,

Gold, Zinc, Zirconium, Plutonium,

Cerium, Thorium, Uranium, Erbium,

Lutetium, Thuliem, Erbium, Holmium,

Terbium, Samarium, Radium,

Francium, Actinium, Polonium,

Niobium, Molybdenum, Ruthenium,

Gallium, Germanium, Fermium,

Nobelium, Europium, Chromium




Team 10  (song set to “Give it to You”)


You know the families

They range from 1-18


Fluorine, Silicon,

Zinc, Iron, Geranium

Copper, Thallium


Sulfur, Chlorine, Helium



Hydrogen, and Oxygen can blend

Gold, Silver, and Lead

Argon, Krypton, Thorium,

I’m convinced I know this

Barium, Bromine, iodine,

Calcium, Astatine,

Potassium, Neon, Boron,

Lithium, Beryllium

Europium, Magnesium

Tantalum, Americium

Carbon, Nitrogen, Aluminum

Samarium, Protactium

More elements

Xenon, Radon

Neptunium, Lawrencium


Rhodium, Xenon,

Actinium, Niobium

Nickel, Technetium,

Tin, Rhodium

Mercury, uranium

Gallium, Antimony



One more time……


Tin, Cadmium

Silver, Palladium

Rhodium, Ruthenium

Technetium, Molybdenum

Niobium, Zirconium

Yttrium, Strontium

Rubidium, Radium

Sodium, Xenon,

Krypton, Argon

Helium, Mercury





Team 11: (song set to “The Call” by the Backstreet Boys)


There’s Helium, Neon

Argon, Krypton,

Xenon, Radon

Fluorine, Chlorine

Bromine, Iodine

Astatine, Sulfur

Selenium, Tellurium

Polonium, Nitrogen

Phosphorus, Arsenic

Antimony, Bismuth

Carbon, Silicon

Germanium, Tin

Lead, Boron

Aluminum, Gallium

Indium, Zinc

Mercury, Copper,

Silver, Gold

Nickel, Platinum

Cobalt, Iron

Niobium, Calcium

Titanium, Magnesium

Osmium, Beryllium

Palladium, Hafnium

Scandium, Yttrium

Lanthanum, Actinium

Beryllium, Magnesium

Cadmium, Strontium

Barium, Radium

Hydrogen, Lithium

Sodium, Potassium

Rubidium, Cesium

Francium, Cerium

Praseodymine, Neodymium

Promethium, Samarium

Europium, Gadolinium

Terbium, Dysprosium

Holmium, Erbium

Thulium, Herbium

Lutetium, Thorium

Uranium, Oxygen


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