Helium - Periodic Table of Videos
The team at periodicvideos has created a TED-Ed Lesson for every element of the periodic table. This one is about helium, Donald Duck voices, and floating balloons.
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The professor shows us how liquid helium is recycled at his university and comments on reports that the use of helium in party balloons is causing supply problems.
The professor explains how scientists get hydrogen to bond with a special type of helium.
Discover the role helium plays in the Large Hadron Collider. Check it out!
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For the basic facts about helium, check this out.
For more incredible facts about helium, check out The Elements by Theodore Gray.
The ancient Greeks called the Sun god, Helios. Scientists called helium, after Helios, because the element is formed in the Sun by nuclear fusion of two deuterium atoms.
If you cool some materials with liquid helium, they lose their electrical resistance. In this way...
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