Lesson Plan 11: Metals: extraction, reactivity, properties and alloys
Metals: extraction, reactivity, properties and alloys (Page 55 of the Teacher's Pack)
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Suitable for: 14-16 years
Curriculum and learning links:
- Reactivity series, extraction of metals, alloys, properties of materials
- Describe how different metals can be extracted using ideas about their reactivity
- Explain how an alloy's properties can be different from its constituent elements
Clip 31: Iron man - Jem investigates steel production at a blacksmiths. He provides an explanation using a model of the crystal structure of metals. Jem then explores the properties of metal alloys.
Clip 32: Memory metals - Jem explains the secrets of a memory metal, a nickel and titanium alloy with an unforgettable quality.