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Lesson Plan 11: Metals: extraction, reactivity, properties and alloys

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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

Learning objectives:

  • 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.

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