Sand in Your Electronics? A Short Science Lesson

From our mobile phones to our televisions, silicon chips are a part of much of our daily lives. Where does silicon come from? Much of it comes from sand. The following video from the Chemical Heritage Foundation explains the concept of how silicon chips are created.

Applications for Education
This video could be good for showing students an example of the role of science in their daily lives. If you decide to use this video in a flipped classroom setting, try one of these tools for including an assessment in your flipped lesson.


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