Gold: The Big Bling

Heart of gold, gold mine, good as gold, gold digger. Why is gold so fascinating and such a focus of popular expression? Is it due to rarity, its shine, or some other factor? Here's a video that focuses on how gold is made and provides some theories about its popularity. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable

Instructional Ideas

  • Research the rarest element that naturally occurs on earth, as the knowledge has changed since the video was recorded
  • Graph the changing price of gold
Classroom Considerations

  • Carefully display the video in a way that hides comments

  • Includes closed captioning in English for the hearing impaired
  • Video fits well when studying elements, especially soft metals

  • None