Chemistry: What Is a Metal? (Metallic Bonds)

Metals offer unique properties thanks to the structure of their valence electrons. The Socratica chemistry playlist includes this video explaining what a metal is and the properties of metals. It focuses on their structures, features, and characteristics.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Add new vocabulary words to science journals
  • Collect samples of a variety of metals and observe the properties discussed in the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of ionic and covalent bonds

  • Graphics clearly explain the concepts
  • Highlights new vocabulary throughout
  • Provides closed captioning in English for ELLs

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