Vanadium

Many manufacturing processes require vanadium, though many people have not heard of it. The 23rd video in a series of 118  about chemical elements explores vanadium. It shares multiple samples in different formats including wire, powder, and liquid. It also demonstrates oxidation through color changes.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • If possible, repeat oxidation demonstration in class
  • Discuss the difference between a mushroom and a toadstool
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of oxidation
Pros
  • Provides closed captioning for the hearing impaired
  • Shares metal most science labs don't have for experimentation, so students can see the demonstrations in action
Cons
  • None