Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 14:41:25 -0400
Reply-To: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
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From: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
Subject: Periodic Table of Videos

Not only is this scientifically interesting, but in semi-follow up to  
Erik's note about interesting uses of mercury, there's a video of a  
bell cast out of metallic mercury (it's kept in a -80 freezer)...

- Ralph

From: aaronfirebaugh**At_Symbol_Here**
Sent: 4/2/2009 5:55:26 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: [ncsciteach] Periodic Table of Videos

The Periodic Table of Videos

While there are many ways to parse out the information found within  
the periodic table of elements, the University of Nottingham has gone  
above and beyond with their own novel version. Their version happens  
to have a short video about each element, and visitors will find each  
short clip interesting, informative, and fun. Visitors can click on  
each element as they wish, and they can also learn about some of the  
presenters who have contributed to this initiative. The "Extras"  
section contains additional short videos about the chemistry of tea,  
some holiday specials, and a series of blooper reels. The site is  
going "global" as well, as a number of the films have captions in  
different languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, and Indonesian.  
Praise for the site continues to come from various quarters, including  
from such personages as Nobel Prize recipient Roald Hoffmann who  
recently said, "I not only liked it, but loved it's like the best  
reality show I saw." [KMG]

Aaron Firebaugh
Science Teacher
Volleyball Coach
Clayton High School

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