What is Your Cosmic Connection to the Elements?
HTML versions and materials for selected activities in the booklet,
as well as additional activities.
- Grandma's Apple Pie
Students select an element found in an apple pie, and trace its
history back to its origin, and describe its future.
- Spectral Analysis Activities: Nickel-odeon
and Analyze This
In these two activities, students use a piano keyboard to model
spectral lines as musical chords, and students become the spectral
lines in a life-sized spectrum.
- What's Out There?
Using jars containing different materials, students model the
elemental abundances of objects in the Universe, and see how the
abundances are determined.
- Element Connections Board Game
A board game which tests students' knowldege of the elements and the
processes which create them.
- Kinesthetic Big Bang
Students assume the roles of particles and elements in the early
- Cosmic Abundances
This activity provides practice for reading and interpreting the
logarithmic plot of solar system abundances.