An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. This question bank provides an initial list of questions about investigating elements and places where their answers can be found.

The article Investigating elements – introduction has links to further resources and student activities.

Q. What are atoms made up of?

Q. How are elements formed?

Q. What is special about the element hydrogen?

Q. What sort of experiments will be run at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva?

Q. How are the known elements conveniently arranged?

Q. Which elements are essential in the human diet and why?

Q. What is an isotope?

Q. How are artefacts like moa bones dated?

Q. Why are metals used extensively in our every day world?

Q. What is titanium-based powder alloy metallurgy?

Q. What does matter and anti-matter have to do with the medical use of PET scans?

    Published 30 September 2009