Daily Archives: September 11, 2014



The Element Song lists the chemical elements of the periodic table. Tom Lehrer set the names of the elements to the tune of ¬†“I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major-General” from the Gilbert and Sullivan opera buffa “The Pirates of Penzance.” Learning the lyrics is a fun way […]

The Element Song Lyrics


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September 11 is Harvey Fletcher’s birthday. Fletcher was an American physicist responsible for many contributions to sound and speech technology. While working for Bell Telephone Laboratory, Fletcher centered his research into human speech and hearing. He built the first practical audiometer to measure hearing loss and the first electronic hearing […]

Today In Science History – September 11 – Harvey Fletcher