CMI Education Resources for Elementary School
- Video: Fortified with Science, by ABC11 (1:30)
- Hooked on Science: Magnetic Money, link to Southeast Missourian
- There are a lot of recipes for the cornstarch/water mixture sometimes called oobleck. CMI recommends the one in the activity guide for PBS NOVA "Making Stuff with David Pogue," which includes a smart glove idea.
- Hooked on Science: Mystery Pipe example in Southeast Missourian; additional ideas from Jason Lindsey, science outreach educator with Hooked on Science, online at hookedonscience.org.
- American Chemical Society winter holiday-related links
- video shows various types of glass in stress tests: The Science behind Gorilla® Glass
- National High Magnetic Field Laboratory: video "What Scientsts Do at the MagLab" 2:45; describe magnetron
- Physics resources -- Parts Geek offers descriptions of simple machines used in automobiles, including level, inclined plane, wedge, wheel and axle, pulley and screw, with links to other organizations
CMI Education Resources for Middle School
- Elemental haiku -- Science magazine link to a poem for each of the elements in the periodic table
- PBS NOVA "Making Stuff with David Pogue" -- The Ames Laboratory worked with NOVA on the series for stronger/smaller/cleaner/smarter. CMI recommends activities on magnetic microrobot model and building a battery, both in the activity guide available online.
- howtosmile.org claims to have all the best science and math activities.
- How To Make Glow in the Dark Powder
- Make Europium and Dysprosium Nitrate salts
- Yttrium: The Worst Element. This Element Project for Science was created by an eighth grade scientist.
- Yttrium - Periodic Table Videos
- Terbium - Periodic Table of Videos
- Rare Earth Elements, MIT "The Future of Strategic Natural Resources"
- Description of developing The Periodic Table of Elements, American Institute of Physics
- Rare Earths Information Center, American Elements
- Why we need rare earth elements, Discovery News (DNews) video 3:17
- Smartphone minerals display by Earth Science Museum
- "Battleship" game with periodic table, webpage with embedded video
- Smithsonian: Podcast: All About Rare Earth Elements, the 'Vitamins' of Modern Society (30:16)
- How lithium is mined for batteries, video (6:22)
- Infographic: The History of Tungsten
- From Industry Week: Rare Earths -- What are they and how are they used? (slideshow)
CMI Education Resources for High School
- Science Trends: The rare earth elements found in our pockets, Oct. 31, 2017
- Mining Rare Earth Elements, George Barakos, Reiche Zeche, Freiberg (2:57)
- CMI recommends the Advanced Materials for our Energy Future booklet (link to download pdf from TMS) The Minerals Metals & Materials Society
- Iron in Our Electrical World, from electric guitars to Tesla cars to roller coasters, an 18-minute 40-second video on iron and magnetism from The Minerals Education Coalition. It offers a that highlights critical materials for electronics from 8:00 to 8:15.
- PBS "Hunting the Elements with David Pogue," educational resources, August 16, 2012
- Levitating Superconductor on a Möbius strip of neodymium magnets
- The Strongest Magnet in the World
- Neodymium Magnets Reaching Terminal Velocity 4 Hexagon layers of Neodymium magnets reaching Terminal Velocity with the help of some compressed air. Hanging from a string of Neodymium magnets. The magnets reach such a high speed the magnetic force can no longer repel the centrifugal forces
- 3D Printing in the Classroom -- Materials Education information on polymers/composites, rapid prototyping
- TEDx Periodic Videos: Graphic of periodic table, where the image for every element links to a video about that element
- TED Ideas: 5 facts you should know about women who shaped modern physics
- High-performance Materials Timeline mentions rare earths, and the page has links to more information about metals, polymers, ceramics and composites.
- Ideas of Physics, Dr. David Taylor at Northwestern University
- Chemists use high speed camera to fully explain high school explosion demonstration, Phys.org;
Sodium's explosive secrets revealed, Scientific American
- TEDx video: Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover
- Got Materials? A Purdue University list of links/descriptions that highlight materials in art, buildings, history, manufacturing, medicine, music, sports, and other areas.
- The Boilermakers Materials Trivia Quiz: questions about materials posted on Purdue University website
- How to Take Rare Earth Magnet from Dead Hard Disk (video 2:35)
- Recycling Rare Earth Permanent Magnets (video 2:28)
- Watch Thermal Video of a Lithium-Ion Battery Exploding, Popular Science (story, with links to videos 3:00 and 4:19)
- Mind-Blowing Magic Magnets - Smarter Every Day 153 (video 10:16)
- Searching for the Super Battery! PBS NOVA with David Pogue, new February 1, 2017 (53:32)
- Rare earths: Colourful and magnetic BBC News story, (32:01)
- Green Car Reports article on rare earth magnets for electric car motors, Sept. 21, 2017
- The Massive Impact of EVs on Commodities in One Chart, Sept. 15, 2017
- Techradar: The Future of Batteries, from Human Power to a Wireless Grid, Sept. 22, 2017
- Drive Sustainability -- 10 automotive companies address sustainability
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