What Is Water Made Of?

Get to know H2O! It's the most popular molecule in the world, but how well do you know it, really? An interview-style video gets to the bottom of our common knowledge about water, asking random subjects for the formula and what the formula means.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the video to spark a creative project featuring posters that illustrate water's identity
  • Have students ask their families the same questions about water and record the results to share with the class
Classroom Considerations
  • Make sure pupils are familiar with the shape of the water molecule
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Resource provides a lighthearted warm-up for a life science or chemistry lesson on water
  • The video provides a great way to illustrate misconceptions about chemical formulas and structures
Cons
  • None