Helium (Version 1)

Helium is the second most common element in the universe, yet we are running out of helium on Earth. A video on this important element includes common reactions, uses, and concerns that scholars need to know to understand helium.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Research when we expect to run out of helium on the planet
  • Discuss the newest techniques for finding helium deposits
  • Debate the ethics of using a limited resource for party balloons instead of medical uses
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge about the properties of helium

  • Provides subtitles in nine languages for ease of note taking
  • Includes comic relief to help viewers maintain focus

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