About the Praseodymium Zone

1.5 grams praseodymium. Image: wikimedia

Praseodymium (pronounced pray-see-o-dim-ee-um) is a very rare, soft metal. It likes to react with just about anything to make different things, so it’s never found in nature; it has to be made in a lab.

It doesn’t really matter that it’s so rare though because it doesn’t really have a lot of uses, other than colouring glass.

The Praseodymium Zone is a General Science Zone for Primary School students; the five scientists in this zone research five different areas. There is a scientist working on how your brain stores good and bad memories, as well as one looking at what happens when a volcano erupts. There is someone researching how dirty air can hurt our insides, and another trying to find out what makes stars shine. There is also a scientist looking at how a deadly bug in our poo harms us!

You can find out more about the scientists in this zone, and what they work on by reading their profiles. Click on their names at the top of this page to find out more!

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