Metals, Non-Metals, Metalloids Lab

Metals, Non-Metals, Metalloids Lab
Metals, Non-Metals, Metalloids Lab
Metals, Non-Metals, Metalloids Lab
Metals, Non-Metals, Metalloids Lab
Metals, Non-Metals, Metalloids Lab
Metals, Non-Metals, Metalloids Lab
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Students will conduct an investigation to determine if a material is a metal, non-metal or a metalloid.

Groups will need a circuit with a light bulb, flash-light,a magnifying glass and their four materials at each group

Students will test properties of four different materials: charcoal, aluminum foil, plastic straw, paper clip, silicon samples

Test 1 LUSTER- Use a flashlight to determine the luster of your object. How does light reflect off of it.

Test 2 MALLEABILITY- Are you able to bend and shape your material or is it broken in to little pieces already?

Test 3CONDUCIVITY-Connect your sample to the circuit. Does your light bulb turn on? Is your sample a conductor or insulator?

Scientific Conclusion- Is your sample a metal, non-metal or Metalloid?

Element Name- What elements make up your material ( teacher should discuss these with the class or class can research these answers on their own)

Chemical Symbol- How are these elements represented on the Periodic Table?

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