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PBS Nova - Hunting the Elements
Student Worksheet

This PBS Nova special gives students a great overview of some of the highlights of the periodic table, with a focus on real-life applications of each element. Groups of elements covered include the noble metals, the elements of life, halogens, alkali metals, rare earth metals, and radioactive elements.

While the Hunting the Elements movie is lengthy at nearly two hours, it is fast-paced, filled with lots of explosions and other flashy demonstrations, and countless corny jokes to keep students engaged.

Essential concepts: Elements, compounds, atoms, periodic table, noble gases, noble metals, semiconductors, alkali metals, rare earth metals, radioactive elements, elements of life.

Answer Key: Available at the Scribd Store.

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