Terbium

Terbium

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Liner Notes: 

The periodic table project rolls ever on.

Lyrics: 

A little town called Ytterby
Gives its name to many elements
And right now we're going to see
If one can stir our sentiments

Terbium
Terbium
Terbium
Terbium

Number 65 on the periodic table
One of the elements that can make discs rewriteable

Terbium
Terbium
Terbium
Terbium

Its salts are used to help make laser devices
It helps make speakers out of random surfaces

Terbium
Terbium
Terbium
Terbium

Bright green colour for the TV pixel
Security inks in the Euro notes
One of the elements first found in Ytterby
I'd have to say that it's won my vote

Terbium
Terbium
Terbium
Terbium



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Comments

headfirstonly's picture

I suspect that this was one of the easier elements to sing about. It's got a much more singable name. And while we're on the subject of making words singable, your rendition of "rewriteable" deserves an award, I'd say.

And you've been rummaging around in my brain again, haven't you? As a kid who used to do things like read the Periodic Table for recreation, I was fascinated by just why a tiny Swedish town would have quite so many elements named after it. I guess the fact that Arrhenius lived there is a big clue; they mined quartz and feldspar there as far back as the 16th century and he worked at the mine...

chrismyth02's picture

Tom Lehr would love this. Fun song that any science teacher should bring to the lesson... well done.