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Copper

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
In the United Kingdom, the amount of copper in wiring and piping works out to around 175 kilos per person. The 29th video in a series of 118 on chemical elements highlights copper. It discusses the properties, applications, and fun facts...
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Cobalt

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Cobalt-60 finds use creating gamma rays to treat cancer. The video focuses on the properties of cobalt and offers some interesting history lessons on the use of cobalt. This is the 27th part in a larger, 118-part playlist of videos on...
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Manganese

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Photosynthesis requires manganese as an essential element. The 25th video occurs as part of a larger playlist of 118 on chemical elements. It discusses manganese and many interesting properties due to its position in the middle of the...
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Phosphorus

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The original discovery of phosphorus, extracted from urine, paved the way for the 13 different types of phosphorus we know today. The 15th video in a series of 118 on chemical elements discusses phosphorus. It covers the basic facts...
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What Can Frogs See That We Can't?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Many assume light intensity decreases proportionally to your distance from the sun. An interesting video discusses why this isn't true and what actually happens. It shares the flashes of light people would observe and then compares what...
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Gravitational Wave Discovery! Evidence of Cosmic Inflation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can scientists take a picture of the universe before the planets formed? Using telescopes and new technology, scientists take more detailed photos every few years. Cosmic inflation challenges our understanding of the early universe.
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How to Make a Quantum Bit

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Classic computers use binary bits, which are either a 0 or a 1, while quantum computers use qubits, which are both a 0 and a 1 simultaneously. Teach your class how a qubit is made and how it is controlled using an informative video as...
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States of Matter 1

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Do solids, liquids, and gases even matter? Scholars match the state of matter to its particle picture, size and shape description, and description of the arrangement of the particles. Once they complete that activity, they complete a...
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Rock Types 1

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
If pupils think the three types of rock are classic, punk, and hard, these puzzles offer gentle correction. Scholars match the type of rock to how it formed and an example in four grid puzzles. Each requires problem-solving and...
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Periodic Table 2

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
While the periodic table looks complex, it is really arranged by only two variables, atomic number and electron configuration. The set of four puzzles focuses on groups 3, 4, 5, and 6 or 13, 14, 15, and 16, depending on your periodic...
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Periodic Table 1

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Richard Feynman predicted the periodic table might go up to number 137—but never to 138. Scholars practice naming which elements belong in groups 1, 2, 7, and 0 on the periodic table in puzzles. They work through four puzzles reinforcing...
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Naming Binary Compounds

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Penguinone is an organic compound named because it resembles a penguin. Scholars match the name of binary compounds to the elements in each compound. Then, they solve three sets of puzzles reviewing the same content.
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Formulae of Compounds

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Many people confuse the chemical formulas for copper carbonate and copper oxide. A set of challenging puzzles review commonly confused compound names and their symbols. Through a series of four puzzles, pupils match the names and...
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Everyday Chemicals (Ages 11-14)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Caustic soda helps break up clogs in drains in many homes. Scholars match 10 chemical names to their everyday names; for example, caustic soda is sodium hydroxide. Then, they complete three different grid puzzles practicing this skill.
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Elements 3

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Many pupils mix up the chemical symbols for calcium, carbon, and copper. These entertaining puzzles help scholars remember the names and symbols. First, they match the name and symbol of 12 elements. Then, through a series of three...
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Should You Eat Every Day?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Many religions and diets suggest fasting, but what does the science say about this method? An interesting video takes on fasting from an evolutionary and scientific perspective as part of a larger biology playlist. It discusses the...