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Students 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.
High schoolers 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.
Learners 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 explore the unique properties of alkali metals. In this chemistry instructional activity, students create a mural of fireworks display after researching its different element components. They write a brief description about an alkali metal used in the fireworks display.
Students examine transitional metals. For this chemical reaction lesson, students investigate the transitional metals used in coins. They will observe some of the chemical properties of these metals and discuss why coins are made from transitional metals.
Students identify the properties of transition metals. In this chemistry lesson, students research facts and uses of one aluminum product they choose. They create an advertisement highlighting aluminum's useful properties.
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 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.
Students conduct an experiment to test the reactivity of metals and non-metals. In this chemistry lesson students test metals with different chemicals to observe the reaction. The results are used to categorize the metals.
Middle schoolers study the importance of alkaline earth metals. In this metals instructional activity students research the minerals that are essential for human health.
Create beautiful Metal Magic Journals with this lesson plan. They are great for keepsakes and gifts! It is also a fun way to learn about wax and metal.
Students examine how every element is classified based on the physical and chemical properties. For this properties of metals lesson students divide into groups, complete a lab and finish a data sheet.
In this displacement reaction of metals instructional activity, students 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 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.
Learners conduct an exothermic reaction to investigate the properties of a transition metal. In this periodic table lesson, students identify the transition elements and discuss their properties after watching a video. They conduct an experiment to investigate the reactivity of iron with oxygen in air and water.
Nevada's nickname is "The Silver State" and metal is what this lesson is all about. Pupils will make a T-chart to discuss the differences between metals and minerals, then write and explain the properties of metal. They will get into pairs to observe and analyze several objects, noting their luster, malleability, hardness, conductivity, and color. Resource links, instructions, and worksheets are included.
Students explore interpreting data while studying rocks and minerals. In this rocks and minerals lesson, students work in groups to determine the amount of waste produced following the extraction of precious metals. Data is collected and represented on a bar graph, and conclusions are drawn as a whole group.
Fifth graders examine the attributes of metals. In this properties of metals lesson, 5th graders compare and contrast metals and nonmetals as they work their way through classroom learning stations. Students also identify and classify metals in their homes as they write about their findings.
Students investigate which metal is best to use as storage material in hydrogen cars. In this chemistry lesson, students differentiate endothermic and exothermic reactions. They write a reflection paragraph about what they learned in the activity.
In this metals, non-metals, dot diagrams and ions worksheet, students read about each of these topics and they identify if 8 elements are metals or non-metals, they draw electron dot diagrams for 5 elements, they write the charge of 3 atoms that have gained or lost electrons, they give the ion notation for 3 ions and identify the number of electrons in 3 ions.