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CLIP 6040

Do you know your periodic table?

Do you know your periodic table?
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Key Info
  • Do you know your periodic table?
  • Duration: 00:44
  • A news report into a government campaign to increase public interest in science. Government ministers say too many people are intimidated by science and mistakenly believe they will not be able to understand it. The BBC took to the streets to test people's knowledge of the periodic table and famous scientists. This clip was first published on BBC News Online on 28 January 2009. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Chem: Periodic Table and Atomic Structure

  • Keywords: atoms, elements, general knowledge, famous people, scientists, chemistry
Ideas for use in class
  • Inroduction to the periodic table at ages 11 - 14. Discuss benefits to society of people being better educated in science
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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