Chemistry - Properties of Metals

In this MEL Academy lesson your child will:

  • learn the physical and chemical properties of metals
  • obtain pure copper from raw copper oxide
  • grow your own tin hedgehog

Lesson time

5:00am   PST (San Francisco, Seattle, ...)
6:00am   MST (Phoenix, Denver, ...)
7:00am   CST (Chicago, Houston, ...)
8:00am   EST (New York, Toronto, ...)
1:00pm   GMT (London, ...)

Lesson duration: 45-55 minutes.

Prepare in advance

On this lesson we will conduct "Clean Pennies with Acid" DIY experiment. Prepare the following household materials:

  5x 1c or 1p coin
  Citric acid or vinegar
  Iron nail or iron paper clip
  Tea spoon
  Table salt (1 table spoon)
  Warm water

MEL Experiment

If you are a subscriber of MEL Chemistry then you can conduct Tin hedgehog from the Tin chemistry set:



This lesson is presented by Daniel Sullivan:

Daniel Sullivan

Daniel Sullivan is hugely enthusiastic and experienced ex head of science with over 20 years teaching experience. He is now running a science teacher training company, and is looking forward to engaging with students once again.