Alloys and their Properties

An instructive video describes what an alloy is and why it is useful. It discusses their properties and the benefits of each. Finally, it lists many examples of alloys and the ratios scientists use to achieve the desired result.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge students to make a list of the alloys found in the classroom to evaluate their understanding
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of metallic bonding and physical properties
  • Best fits as an introduction to alloys
Pros

  • Simple graphics greatly enhance the concepts
  • Short video helps maintain pupil attention 
Cons

  • None
Common Core