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Secondary science example (teacher-created)

Two science teachers create a one-shot film to help students examine different chemical elements.
Actor 1: Hi my name is Oxygen, I’ve been on chemical attraction for billions of years now you might recognise me from famous works such as the ozone or water I don’t want to brag but actually I am the third most abundant element so you’re getting quite good deal here. My positives are; I’m completely odourless, which you can’t say for everyone, and I’m completely colorless so, sometimes I’m hard to recognize but you’ll always know when I’m there.
Actor 2: Hi there, I’ve just signed up to chemical attraction website. Some say I can be a bit explosive on my own and maybe a little bit fiery and I’m really looking forward to a stable relationship with someone like oxygen and you know maybe we can settle down, bond together and help the world grow.

A student-teacher attending an Into Film training event devised and created a humorous and light-hearted Chemical Attractions dating video.

In the first sequence, the chemical element Oxygen outlines her properties. In the second sequence, we have to guess what element is being portrayed by the clues he gives about his properties.

Can you guess the identity of the second element?

What ideas does this style of film help you generate?

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