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National Geographic


6th, 7th, 8th


Science, Chemistry, Earth and Space Sciences

Resource Type

  • Videos, 3 minutes, 29 seconds, CC, Subtitles

Regional Focus

Global, South and Central America


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Lithium 101

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  • This video is all about lithium. 
  • It explains lithium's properties and applications. 
  • It also explains that most of the world's lithium is mined in Chile and Bolivia. 
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  • This video features beautiful graphics.

Additional Prerequisites

  • There is a growing demand for lithium batteries, especially in electric vehicles.
  • This is part of a series of "101 videos" created by National Geographic.


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Scientist Notes
The video introduces students to the efficacy of lithium and its potential to transform automobiles to reduce emissions from vehicles. The resource does not explain the impact lithium extraction poses to humans, the climate, and the biosphere. However, the resource is recommended for students to learn about lithium and its potential to transform the energy and automobile sector.
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    • PS1: Matter and Its Interactions
      • MS-PS1-1. Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.
      • MS-PS1-2. Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
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