The University of Nottingham has produced a series of YouTube videos, each about a different element. Here’s their YouTube channel (via BoingBoing), and here is their website for more information. I poked around a bit and found out that there’s a documentary being made about the scientists, and they’re posting wonderful snippets here. They’re really fun to watch, and go handily with Robert Thompson’s Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments.
Periodic Table of Videos