Terbium

Terbium finds applications in hybrid cars and wind turbines—very important in today's quest to discover energy solutions! Learn more about this lanthanide in an episode from a series about each of the element on the periodic table. A chemistry professor shares the properties, history, and applications of terbium.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Map the areas terbium is found
  • Compare the radiation exposure from an X-ray before terbium use and after
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of rare earth metals
Pros

  • Shares video of the mine where scientists discovered four chemical elements, including terbium
  • Provides subtitles in English and Portuguese for visual learners
Cons

  • None