My Favourite Element *suitable for home teaching*

In 2012, the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures explored the chemistry of the modern world. Following this theme, the Royal Institution asked colleagues, celebrities and scientists to choose their favourite element and explain why they liked it so much. One of these short films was published every day in December 2012, revealing the elements that excite and inspire people.

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Nitrogen

In the build-up to the Christmas Lectures in 2012, the Royal Institution published a new video for every day of advent revealing the elements that really excite and inspire people. In this short film, children's presenters Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood (Dick and Dom) explain why they are big fans of nitrogen....

Hydrogen and Oxygen

In the build-up to the Christmas Lectures in 2012, the Royal Institution published a new video for every day of advent revealing the elements that really excite and inspire people. Demo developer and science presenter Fran Scott has two favourite elements: hydrogen and oxygen. She demonstrates the explosive...

Alkali Metals *suitable for home teaching*

In the build-up to the Christmas Lectures in 2012, the Royal Institution published a new video for every day of advent revealing the elements that really excite and inspire people. Whilst on the set of Science Club, presenter Dara O'Briain explains why he is such a fan of the group of elements known as the alkali...

Praseodymium and Neodymium

In the build-up to the Christmas Lectures in 2012, the Royal Institution published a new video for every day of advent revealing the elements in the periodic table that really excite and inspire people. Chemist Andrea Sella, from the University College London, picks praseodymium and neodymium as his favourite...

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