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phosphorus

Used to make things glow (numbers on watches & clocks)

potassium

Used as a fertilizer for plants

selenium

Used as a light detector in cameras & light meters

silicon

Used in computer memory chips

silver

Used to make utensils, like spoons, knives & forks

sodium

Combines w/ chlorine to make salt

strontium

Used in fireworks & for highway flares

sulfur

Used in gunpowder

tin

Used to join and patch metal

titanium

Used in sunscreen, tennis racket & bike frames

vanadium

Is mixed w/steel to make engine parts & cutting tools

zinc

Main metal in pennies

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