Do aspiring chemists in your classroom have any questions about the substances from which everything is made? They are not alone as everything that is found in nature, from clouds to trees, and even our air is made up of elements.
Your lesson plans will help your students to understand that the objects they encounter daily (including the face that appears in the mirror) include these commonly used and uncommon elements. Of course, they’ll have heard of certain elements, like glittering gold oxygen, iron, and the helium that alters voices.
These are only scratching some of the elements. There is a myriad of fun facts to learn about the various elements. Here are a few that your students will love studying:
- Beryllium The material is twice its weight in aluminum, and is six times stronger than the stiffness of steel in weight. Beryllium ceramics can be utilized to focus and control the eye surgical lasers.
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- Helium (Hydro-Hydro) Helium Atoms are so light that they are able to be able to escape the gravity of Earth! Helium is utilized for rocket propulsion (to pressure-saturate fuel tanks, specifically ones for liquid hydrogen because helium remains an element at the liquid-hydrogen temperature).
- Hydrogen Although it’s not common on Earth, it is by far the most abundant element in the universe. Hydrogen is a component that can be mixed with carbon dioxide in the production of dimethyl ether or methanol (DME), essential transportation fuels.
- LithiumLithium is one of the lightest metals that can effortlessly be floating on water. Lithium chloride is among the most hydrophilic (absorbs water in the air) substances and is employed in air conditioning as well as industrial drying systems (as is lithium bromide).
- Carbon Amount of carbon found on Earth remains relatively constant. It is simply changed from one form to another through the process of carbon cycling. Carbon impure (e.g. charcoal made from wood or coke made from coal) is utilized for the smelting of metals. The steel and iron industries rely on it.
- FluorineFluorine is one of the most electronegative and receptive of all chemical elements. It isn’t able to react to oxygen, helium-neon, argon, or neon.
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- NeonNeon Neon is found mostly in stars. Neon is the 5th most prevalent element found in the universe; however it is just 0.0018 percent of Earth’s atmosphere.
- Oxygen is the third-most plentiful element found in our universe. However, its reactivity rendered it scarce in Earth’s first atmosphere.
- Sodium Although it is abundant on Earth, it is not naturally occurring in its purest form. Instead, it is a compound together with elements.
Elements are the fundamental building blocks of human development and life. Everything we build, from computers, towering skyscrapers, bridges, bridges, medicines, clothing, and so on, is a result of how we harness the characteristics of the elements to our advantage.