Can You Copperplate?

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Introduce emerging engineers to the process of metal plating. This resource provides background reading on chemical engineering, plating, and corrosion. It concludes with a copper plating activity. The standards alignment list includes grades three through five Next Generation Science Standards, but the age levels in the teachers notes do not agree. Upper-elementary learners may be able to handle the activity, but the chemistry concepts are likely to be beyond them.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Pros

  • Attractive handouts include color photos and diagrams
  • Informative background reading material can be used when addressing Common Core standards for literacy in science
Cons

  • While the lesson plan suggests that youngsters come up with two possible solutions for copper plating, there is no scaffolding written into it; it is recommended that you simply have the class use the solution described