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Department of Education, School Operations - Kivalliq Baker Lake, Nunavut, Canada

Helium, 2,  Department of Education, School Operations - Kivalliq Baker Lake, NUHelium: Helium was originally discovered on the sun. The element gets its name from the Greek word Helios which literally means "the sun". The sun was chosen in my design because it is unique to this element, and it fits well with my design. I chose to place an Inukshuk in my design because it is a symbol that represents Inuit culture. The Inukshuk was placed at the top of the world to represent its place in the territory of Nunavut. Inukshuks are used to guide hunters and provide direction which has been important to the survival of our people.

Artwork by Louisa Putulik and Maani Ulujuk Ilinniarvik Teacher: Katharine O'Connell, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, Canada

Atomic properties*

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Helium

He

2

4.002602 amu

No data

-268.93 °C

0.0001785 g/cm3

No data

2

Gas

Colourless±

Non-metallic±

 

* Haynes, W. M. (2011). CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 91st edition: http://www.hbcponline.com/ Retrieved April 7, 2011

± Winter, M. (2010). Home of the Periodic Table. Retrieved April 8, 2011, from Web Elements: http://www.webelements.com/