Occurrence and Extraction of Metals

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Steel is a man-made alloy or a mixture of metals. Lesson 18 in this series of 36 focuses on metals and their extraction from Earth. Individuals read about, discuss, and answer questions after learning how people find most metals, the process of metallurgy, and how scientists refine metals. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pairs or individuals research how metals are most widely used in the US and generate a class discussion to share their findings
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson includes extensive reading, so allow extra time or assign it as homework
  • Classes may notice some strange words, such as learnt throughout the lesson; these are British versions

  • Lesson provides an assessment worksheet of eight in-depth questions
  • Includes in-text questions at the end of every section with a key at the end

  • None
Common Core