Metals and Nonmetals

Did you know you can melt the metal gallium with just the heat of your hand? Pupils observe and test materials in order to classify them as metal or non-metal. A reading passage and analysis questions wrap up the lesson. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a class spreadsheet with the information from every group
Classroom Considerations

  • Review safety procedures for working with electricity
  • The teacher may need to assign the samples to test rather than letting learners choose
  • The sixth in a series of nine lessons
Pros

  • Highlights vocabulary throughout the lesson
  • Lists an additional experiment as an extension idea
Cons

  • Document permissions do not allow for printing