Smartphones

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Learn what materials are used to create a smartphone and research the challenges posed by their reliance on a vast range of materials.

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HGSS: HS-PS1-1; HS-PS1-3; HS-PS2-6
Keywords: Chemistry; Physical Properties; Chemical Properties; Rare Earth Elements

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