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Metal Reactivity experiment

Year Level(s) Years 7-10
Subject Area(s) Science General Science Chemistry Earth & Environmental Science
Topic(s) Mining Rocks & Minerals Minerals Processing
Resource Type Experiment

Identify metals based on their reactivity with metal ions in solution. This is an activity sheet providing instructions for an experiment based on the metal activity series. It includes a blank data table and photograph of the experimental setup.

Educational value statement

  • Provides an activity for students to apply a knowledge of the activity series or redox reactions.
  • Asks students to make observations, record them systematically and draw conclusions.
  • Can be downloaded as a PDF or MSWord file.

Key learning objectives

  • Students investigate the chemical activity of metals
  • Students use word or symbol equations to represent chemical reactions
  • Students analyse patterns in data and draw conclusions that are consistent with evidence.


  • Science Understanding: Chemical sciences
  • Science Inquiry Skills: Planning and conducting; Processing and analysing data and information.

Australian Curriculum content statements
Science: ACSSU186; ACSSU187; ACSIS199; ACSIS200; ACSIS203; ACSIS204

Metal Reactivity experiment - word version

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