• Question: If you you had to be an element, what element would you be? Think of the consequences!

    Asked by annastephens21201 to Tim, Steve, Sarah, Peter, Paul, Danielle on 13 Jan 2015.
    • Photo: Tim Stephens

      Tim Stephens answered on 13 Jan 2015:

      I’d be Carbon because it makes one of the hardest materials (diamond), one of the best electrical conductors (graphene), and it’s essential for life. You’d be at the centre of everything (even pencils).

    • Photo: Steve Cox

      Steve Cox answered on 13 Jan 2015:

      I’m actually a compound rather than an element, and I’m made up of Sulphur, Tellurium, Phosphorous, Helium and Nitrogen.

      See if you can work out why that might be…..