In our science lesson today we discussed what an element is… Abdi has already conducted some research into this and thinks that there are 118 known elements.
Each element has some letters that represents the element. For example, the symbol for gold is Au… so if you see letters representing an element then you can look this up online.
Have a look at the interesting pictures and answer the questions below;
What is an element?
What is the periodic table?
Is Abdi right? How many elements are there on the periodic table?
Look at the elements, list 3 that you would like to have in your house and why.
Can you think of or find a substance that is not made from any of the elements?
Do you think that we have discovered all of the elements in the universe? – If not, where do you think we may find some more? (See the link below for a news story that may help us to answer this question).