What's in your Smartphone?

Your cell phone contains many elements you may not have even heard of! Explore the science of the smartphone with a lesson from the Reactions playlist. The instructor explains the location and purpose of the many different elements that create these cellular devices.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Color a periodic table with each of the elements found in a typical iPhone
  • Sketch the interior and exterior of a smartphone; label the parts as mentioned in the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • A familiarity with the elements of the periodic table is helpful
Pros

  • Uses a topic important to pupils to teach various science concepts
  • Integrates science and technology seamlessly
Cons

  • Information is a little dated with reference to the iPhone 6 as the new phone release