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353 reviewed resources for helium

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Helium - Periodic Table of Videos

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Helium is made of the smallest and most nonreactive of atoms. Balloons are filled in a science lab as two different scientists take turns illuminating viewers. The first balloon is heated and the second is cooled, demonstrating the...
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Are We Running out of Helium?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Helium is a favorite element of young children everywhere! A video lesson from a larger series examines the properties of helium and why they may contribute to its eventual extinction. The lesson also explores possible industrial...
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Helium

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The helium in a balloon comes from the radioactive decay of the elements thorium and uranium. Video two in this series of 48 explores the element helium. The narrator discusses how humans use it, where it is found, how the United States...
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Helium

For Students 9th - 12th
What helium is and why it is different than the other gases that are abundant in the universe is the focus of a resource that goes on to explain how scientists use the limited supply of this gas in MRI machines, the large hadron...
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Atoms to Molecules: Constructing Helium

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Protons and neutrons and electrons, oh my! Physical science scholars get hands-on with interactive atomic modeling. Starting with a simple helium atom, participants create and name ions, then build isotopes. Questions throughout the...
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Non-Bonding

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What makes helium so Noble, anyway? Explore the bonding properties of helium versus those of hydrogen using an interactive resource. Science scholars manipulate atoms of each element and observe changes in potential energy as the atoms...
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Art: Hot Air Balloon Replicas

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students investigate the science behind hot air balloon flight. In a lecture and demonstration, they observe how helium-filled balloons are affected by the wind. Using basic household items such as newspaper, paper cups, and balloons,...
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Balloons and Buoyancy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
If you are flying high in a hot air balloon, can a helium balloon pass you? Simulation allows pupils to predict how changing pressure, volume, and temperature impacts helium balloons, hot air balloons, and a sphere filled with a...
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Becoming a Red Giant

For Students 9th - 12th
Bring a video about red giant stars into your astronomy lecture. As the hydrogen at a stars core fuses into helium, the energy produced releases energy. The amounts of energy produced from the increasingly dense core are explained as...
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Grahams Law

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this Grahams Law activity, students determine which gas will escape faster when equal amounts of helium and argon are placed in a porous container and allowed to escape. Then they determine what the molecular weight of a gas is that...
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Runaway Balloon

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When a child lets go of a helium balloon, what happens to it? Does it float all the way to space? The simulator allows pupils to experiment on party balloons and weather balloons under different conditions to see what happens to them in...
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Birth of Stars

For Students 9th - 12th
The density of hydrogen atoms, and the gravitational forces that create the inward pressure to condense are discussed, with relation to fusion and ignition before the creation of a star.
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Helium Balloon Race

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students determine the force of a helium balloon that allows it to rise a specific distance.  In this helium lesson plan students calculate the amount of paper needed to construct a weight and determine the density of a piece of paper. 
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Our Atmosphere is Escaping!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Our atmosphere keeps us from the extreme temperatures experienced on the moon. The video explains that our atmosphere actually leaks. It describes exactly which molecules escape and the multiple factors that contribute.
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The Universe

For Students 6th - 8th
In this space science worksheet, middle schoolers use the clues given at the bottom of the sheet to complete the crossword puzzle relating to the universe. There are 16 clues to solve in the puzzle.
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Gases Lighter and Heavier than Air

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore the concept of air density. In this air density lesson, students fill balloons with helium and carbon dioxide. Students determine which gases are heavier or lighter than air.
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Protons, Neutrons and Electrons

For Students 10th - 11th
In this chemistry worksheet, students use the periodic table to complete the chart shown, filling in all of the missing information in the blank spaces. They identify and describe various elements found in the periodic table.
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Seeing the Invisible: Schlieren Imaging in Slow Motion

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Heat rises, but what does that actually look like? The video shows many examples of air currents, such as a burning match and squeezing helium out of a balloon. It highlights common observations that are rarely seen such as gas vapors...
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Name That Gas!

For Students 5th
Young scientists discover that air is a mixture of different gases - mainly nitrogen and oxygen. The properties of some of the other gases found in oxygen are listed in a table, then learners must decide which one of those gases is...
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Baumgartner's Super Sonic Dive

For Students 9th - 12th
Felix Baumgartner jumped to Earth from a helium balloon in 2012, setting five world records in the process. The video answers the most commonly asked questions about this amazing feat that may not be quite what people advertised it to be. 
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Atom and Ion Builder

For Students 6th - 12th
Explore and control the building blocks of atoms! Physical science superstars add and remove subatomic particles to create atoms and ions with an easy-to-use interactive. An alternate activity includes an assignment that focuses on the...
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Earth And Beyond

For Students 5th - 10th
In this earth and space worksheet, students identify and locate vocabulary terms and names related to earth and space sciences. There are 53 words located in the puzzle.
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Gases Around Us

For Students 5th - 6th
For this gases worksheet, students look at 6 pictures, put a rings around the gases in each picture and then name each gas or gases on the lines provided.
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WS 8.2 Formation of Solutions

For Students 10th - 12th
In this solutions instructional activity, students answer questions about the solubility of various substances in solvents such as oil in water and nitrogen gas in helium. They draw water molecules to show bonding between them and they...

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