A description of the properties and uses of gold. The size of individual atoms of gold are shown under an electron microscope. A scientific model is used to represent the relationships between the atoms and the actual structure of the material.

This clip is from:
Class Clips, Science 1
First broadcast:
28 February 2008

This could be used as a stimulus for discussion on the uses of metal for everyday uses. Students could carry out a card sort, matching metals to a list of potential uses. They could research uses of gold in industrial, electronic and medical applications, considering the properties of gold that have led to its use in each case.