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Keywords: periodic table, imovie, chemistry
Subject(s): Science, Chemistry
Grades 6 through 12
School: Valhalla Middle High School, Valhalla, NY
Planned By: Cristina Conciatori
Original Author: Conciatori, Valhalla
Task: Create a commercial with your partner as an advertisement for your element.

Guidelines:
o The commercial should be 1-2 minutes long
o You and your partner will be selected randomly to choose your element. You may choose any element you want but cannot be one already chosen within the class.
o Commercials should be creative and interesting
o Both group members must participate in the presentation
o You can use any props, materials, equipment, etc that you want as long as it is safe and appropriate

Requirements:
Commercials should make reference to the following:
o The elementfs name
o The elementfs symbol
o The elementfs atomic number
o The elementfs atomic mass
o When the element was discovered and/or created, if this information is known.
o Common historical and/or modern uses for the element

o At least 10 other researched physical and chemical properties of the element should be mentioned. These properties may include, but are not limited to:
Color
Texture
Hardness
Ability to conduct electricity
Density
Phase of matter at room temp
Luster (shininess)
Malleability
Ductility
Boiling point
Melting point
Etc
Follow-Up
Videos can be shown to other classes as well as posted on a classroom webpage.
Materials: Video Cameras, Flash Memory Camcorders, Flip Video, Microphones, Camera/Video Accessories, Camera Bags, Tripods, Batteries, Memory Cards, Cables, Computer Accessories, Power, Keyboards, Headsets, LCD Monitors, Mice, Flash/USB Drives, Middle, High