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Metals, Nonmetals, and Metalloids Lab

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What an exciting way to introduce your blossoming chemists to the world of metals, nonmetals, metalloids, and polymers! Here is a lab activity that is designed to allow pupils the opportunity to visualize the reaction of metals, nonmetals, and metalloids. There is also an opportunity to experience hands-on applications with polymers in the classroom.  

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Instructional Ideas
  • Practice safety with the Bunsen burner and ensure pupils are familiar with the lighting and adjustment process prior to conducting this experiment
Classroom Considerations
  • Ensure pupils have background knowledge of polymers and the various types of polymer reactions
  • A waste container should be provided for disposal needs. Ensure all chemicals are disposed of as required 


  • Detailed instructions provide the classroom with an opportunity for collaborative learning, while ensuring your supervision, during the entire process
  • Use of the materials and Bunsen burner will appeal to learners of all types and spark an interest in those who may not already love the science of chemistry
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