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Helium is a very light gas that is used in balloons and can make your voice higher if inhaled.
Carbon is the 6th most abundant element and comes from coal deposits. It is used in erasers, paints, and other art materials.
Oxygen is in the air that we breath, it also makes up one part of water. It is also the most abundant element on earth, it makes up 21% of the earths atmosphere.
Aluminum is the most abundant metal in the earth's crust. It is used when making light weight but strong metal for airplanes, rockets, cans, foils, and kitchen utensils.
Silicon takes form as sand, quartz, rock crystal, amethyst, flint, & more. It is used to make glass and bricks.
Phosphorus is poisonous and ignites when it coms in contact with air. It is used in soft drinks, fertilizer, china, baking powder, and in also glows in response to absorbing radiation, or in the dark. This element is also used in light bulbs, and tv sets.
Sulphur is used in fertilizers, some batteries, insecticide, gunpowder, and in dying agents.
Argon is used in light bulbs to prevent oxygen from corroding the filament, in can also be used in arc welding.
Potassium can be used as a salt substitute in fertilizer. It can also be used in detergent, soaps, and drain cleaners.
Scandium is used in aluminum baseball bats, bike frames, lacrosse sticks, and other athletic equipment.
Titanium is used in propeller shafts, rigging, and other parts of a water craft that come in contact with sea water.
Vanadium is used to make things like axles, crankshafts, gears, parts of jet engines, springs, and cutting tools.
Manganese is added to steel to made it eaiser to form and increase strength and resistance to impact. Maganese is added to steel that is used in railroad tracks for example.
Iron is used to make steel, alot of iron goes into steel. Steel is used from skyscrapers to paper clips.
Copper is used in coins, kettles, ornamental objects, some musical instruments, and hardware that has to resist corrosion.
Barium glows in the dark, and is used to absorb x-rays. it is also used in fireworks, flares, water softeners, and bleaching agents.
Tungsten is used to make surgical equipment such as artificial joints, and cranial plates. it is also used in camera lenses.
Back in Victorian england, hatters would use mercury to polish their hats. Well hatters would go insane, creating the saying "mad as a hatter." Mercury is still used in products today, just not to polish hats.
Lead is used to block radiation from x-rays, or nuclear reactors. Lead is also used in wires, cables, and cars.
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