Alkaline Earth Metals
Owen K, Jenny S, Natalie Z, Dane W, Derek M, and Ryan W
Beryllium (Be); Atomic Number: 4
Beryllium is not a widely used element. But when it is used it is used in missiles and spacecrafts, to do this the crystal needs to be broken down and refined. Beryllium is not a highly reactive element in the Alkaline earth metal group. For more info on Beryllium click here: https://www.smore.com/0bq80-alkaline-earth-metals
Magnesium (Mg); Atomic Number: 12
Magnesium is found in the earth's crust and used in the chemical industry. Also it is used to help with plants and animals. Magnesium fire starters are very effective.
Calcium (Ca); Atomic Number: 20
Strontium (Sr); Atomic Number: 38
Barium (Ba); Atomic Number: 56
Barium is not an extensively used. It is mostly used in drilling fluids for oil and gas wells. Barium also has medical uses. It helps with X-Rays, by being in Barium meal. Barium meal is a test that allows you to see into the body. Barium is also found in green fireworks.
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Radium (Ra); Atomic Number: 88
Radium is not widely used. It use to be used in watches and clocks to create a luminous glow. Due to deaths of certain factory worker it was discovered as a highly reactive Alkaline earth metal. Here is a link for additional information on Radium. https://www.smore.com/nm73w-ra-radium