Finally! A LAB for the Properties of METALS: LUSTER, Malleability, Conductivity, & Magnetism. AND IT's EDIT-able! Just in CASE you want to ADD something or Take something away from it. Included are VOCAB TERM CARDS for LUSTER, Malleability, Conductivity, and Magnetism with their Meanings and USES. Great for leaving on tables during the LAB! I've also included my LAB and Coop. Group Management System --Cards, Signs, and Directions-- so your LABs will run like a Swiss watch! (it only took me 20+ years to figure them out!)
This LAB is a 2-Station LAB, where I set up 3 SETs of the 2 Stations. You could easily set up both Stations at all tables and have NO Movement. I just think it's more FUN to move around during a LAB. The students will TEST LUSTER and Malleability at the first Station. Then, SORT Element CARDS as METALS/NONMETALS/Metalloids at the 2nd, and list their Properties as review, then, continue by testing items for Conductivity & Magnetism. I won't give it all away, but the kids enjoy getting to create items due to Malleability, and finding out that they EAT Metal in their cereals-- by testing for Magnetism!
Thank you for your interest, and I hope I can help you to ROCK the Science in your Classroom!
Jana- Science Rocks with Smalley!