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High schoolers discuss transition metals, their properties, and where they are located on the periodic table as well as why transition metals are ideal for coins. After discussion, they conduct an experiment using copper in the form of old pennies and discover the chemical reaction that takes place between copper and oxygen.
Students investigate properties of transition metals. In this chemical reaction lesson, students study the properties of transition metals. They will predict and observe a chemical reaction using a transition metal and explain how the chemical reaction observed is a property of the transition metal.
Students discuss transition metals, where they are located on the periodic table, some of the element in the group, and some characteristics of the group. They work in groups to conduct an experiment in which they mix transition metals and water together to create a homemade hand warmer. Groups experience an exothermic reaction and discuss the results of their experiment.
Sal introduces students to the ways that atoms "stick together" by bonding. Students see that the process of atomic bonding is what creates molecules. He outlines specific examples of atoms combining through covalent bonding, polar covalent bonding, and metallic bonding. Previous knowledge of how electrons are given away and taken by elements would come in handy when viewing this presentation for the first time.
Chemistry stars experiment with metals to observe reactivity with salt solutions. They test magnesium, zinc, iron, and copper by immersing them into different solutions and observing for changes. A separate set of data tables is provided, but learners are also instructed to copy the table into a lab journal. Assign this lab activity when reviewing the properties of metals in your chemistry class.
Students identify and describe transition metals. They discuss alloys and their benefits. Students research one common, alloy, its composition, properties, and uses. They are asked for some common properties of most transition metals. Students identify the material used to make the aircraft carrier in the video.
Students learn how to measure the density of metals. In this density of metals lesson plan, students measure the density of various metals in order to determine what metals were substituted in a king's crown, scepter, breast plate and sword. They measure mass and volume and calculate the density of each metal. They compare their calculations to the actual values of density for each metal.
In this displacement reaction of metals worksheet, high schoolers experiment with 4 different metals and 4 different sulphate solutions to determine the reactivity of each metal. Students use their data to determine the number of times a metal was coated by the metal of the sulphate solution and they write a chemical reaction for each of the reactions.
Chemistry aces test samples of copper, iron, zinc, and magnesium metals in water, hydrochloric acid, and heat. The assignment is organized and the procedures easily followed. A data table and conclusion instructions are given for junior chemists to record in their science journals. This concise laboratory exercise is valuable for introducing your class to chemical reactions.
Take your art class back centuries to the art of metal tooling. This is an art technique also referred to as embossing, or repajado in Mexico and South America. This is a fun project to introduce a new technique and new materials. This art form links to the Celtic nations and ancient Mediterranean cultures.
In this chemical reactions worksheet, students experiment with reactions between 4 different metals with water, acid and air. Students make observations of copper, iron, zinc and magnesium with water, acid and air. They write an analysis and draw conclusions about their results.
Students discuss the physical and chemical properties of metals and non-metals. As a group, they classify items as a metal or non-metal. Using the periodic table chart, students discuss the characteristics of each metal. Based upon gained/lost electrons, they determine descriptions of metals and nonmetals.