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Title Scope: Elements
Published Australia : TEN, 2008
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Summary Every science classroom has one but who, how and why was the periodic table of elements created? For that matter what on earth is an element and what's so special about Iron, Neon, Calcium, Tungsten, Magnesium and Chromium? They're on SCOPE of course! Join Dr Rob as he takes aim at the periodic table and SCOPES out all the science behind elements, as once again the ordinary becomes extraordinary, under the SCOPE.ELEMENTS 101Elements are all around us, they make up the Earth and they serve lots of useful purposes - but what exactly are they? Join Dr Rob as he discusses their history and tells us everything there is to know about the periodic table. JUNIOR EXPERIMENT: IRONDid you know metal can be found in your breakfast cereal?! Talia from the Double Helix Club proves that part of your morning meal is made up of iron. But don't worry, it's supposed to be there!NEONIn the city at night, you see many bright and colourful neon lights, but how are they made? Dean Phillips from Neon Delta gives us the low down on producing these electrical creations.CALCIUMMilk, cheese and yoghurt all have high levels of calcium, but how does a cube of cheese help make your bones stronger? QUT dietician Katherine Hanna explains why calcium is such an important part of our diet.MENTAL BREAKDOWN: TUNGSTENYou might not have heard of it, but tungsten is a very important element with lots of uses around the home. So where do we find it and why is there? Dr. Rob breaks it down. CHROMIUMElectroplating involves coating an object with a thin layer of metal and Rob Legg, Manager of Precision Plating, does it everyday! Rob steps through this high tech process, and discusses which objects can be coated and why.MAGNESIUMIn the past, making magnesium hasn't been a successful process - it was slow and environmentally unfriendly - until now. CSIRO scientist Leon Prentice demonstrates his new and improved method of making magnesium and discusses how beneficial it will be in the future. Elements; there is so much to know about them and we have squeezed as much as we could into this episode of Scope, so tune in next time as Dr. Rob once again proves that the ordinary really does become extraordinary under the SCOPE!
Event Broadcast 2011-12-24 at 09:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Calcium -- Physiological effect.
Chemical elements -- Analysis.
Food -- Nutritional aspects.
Form Streaming video
Author Bell, Robert, host