2105, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 029: Copper: The Statue of Liberty and blue blood

May 21st, 2019|

Element 29 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is copper. Though it might not have copper’s characteristic orange-red colour, the Statue of Liberty is made of this metal, and it’s also found in our everyday lives in the wiring and electronic devices in our homes.

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1405, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 028: Nickel: Toasters and coins

May 14th, 2019|

Nickel is element 28 in our International Year of the Periodic Table elements series. One of a select number of magnetic elements, it’s found in many of the coins of various currencies, and is also found in the heating elements in your oven and toaster.

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905, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 027: Cobalt: Pigments, jet engines, and sterilisation

May 9th, 2019|

Element 27 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is cobalt, found in pigments, jet engines, and used in the sterilisation of medical equipment.

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305, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 026: Iron: Blood, Mars, and magnetic fields

May 3rd, 2019|

Element 26 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is iron – found in our blood, on the Red Planet, and also responsible for our own planet’s magnetic field.

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3004, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 025: Manganese: Rail tracks and drinks cans

April 30th, 2019|

Element 25 in our International Year of the Periodic Table elements series is manganese, found in railways, our bones and enzymes, and drinks cans.

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2804, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 024: Chromium: Rubies, chrome-plating, and yellow buses

April 28th, 2019|

Element 24 in our International Year of the Periodic Table elements series is chromium. It’s the element that gives rubies their colour and is also responsible for the characteristic yellow colour of school buses.

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