Are We Running out of Helium?

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 solutions to maintaining the availability of the element.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils explore the properties of additional elements in danger of extinction
  • Brainstorm strategies for conserving helium as a class
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects an understanding of the patterns of the periodic table

  • Provides links to additional videos on similar topics
  • Emphasizes scientific vocabulary throughout the lesson

  • None
Common Core