Metals—Gifted and Talented Chemistry

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Malleable, magnetic, mesmerizing metals! Pupils love learning about metallic elements, especially through the hands-on activities in an engaging lesson plan. The resource provides thorough instruction on the properties of metals, the activity series, and redox reactions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pass around samples of as many metals as possible and ask the class to record and compare their observations
Classroom Considerations

  • Plan a little extra time for the assessment, as it is quite lengthy
  • Consider providing additional front-end instruction covering the transition metals and how their chemistry compares to that of aluminum or sodium
Pros

  • The activities are interesting and impactful
  • All printable materials are available in the teacher's guide
Cons

  • None