Metal reactivity experiment – results


Atomic Science

Year Level

Years 7-10




Energy & Renewables

Australian Curriculum Content Statements


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.


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 Science