What are alloys, and why do we use them? Through a series of interactive puzzles, scholars examine the components and uses of several common alloys. The accompanying teacher's resources provide support in using the lesson, printable materials, and an answer key.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Introduce the concept of alloys, then have pupils use the interactive to learn more about them
  • Bring examples of steel, solder, and brass to give the class some hands-on experience with the materials
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should understand what an alloy is before beginning the activity

  • Users can look back at the initial table they create for help during the other puzzles
  • The resource helps to build an understanding of the properties and advantages of alloys

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