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Classifying Elements

Year Level(s) Years 7-10
Subject Area(s) Science General Science Chemistry
Topic(s) Atomic Science
Resource Type Worksheet

This worksheet introduces the a range of ways that elements can be classified using their properties. It focusses on the classification of metals and non-metals using an range of characteristics including electrical conductivity, lustre, malleability and melting point. Students are provided an opportunity to check for understanding at the end of the worksheet.


Educational Value Statement

  • Outlines element classification characteristics for metals and non-metals
  • Explains how metals and non-metals differ for a range of characteristics
  • Reviews the understanding of the topic through a checkpoint


Key Learning Objectives

  • Students understand the meaning of electrical conductivity, lustre, malleability and melting point
  • Students learn the differences between metals and non-metals for a range of characteristics
  • Students understand that elements can be classified in a number of ways based on their physical and/or chemical properties
  • Students check for understanding through the review of knowledge in a checkpoint activity


Strands

Science Understanding : Chemical Science

Australian Curriculum Content Statements

Science: (ACSSU186)


Classifying Elements

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