Lesson Plan: Uses of Metals Chemistry • 7th Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to identify the uses of metals, such as copper, aluminum, and steel, based on their physical and chemical properties.


Students will be able to

  • compare the different physical properties of common metals,
  • interpret data to compare the properties and uses of metals,
  • explain why different properties make certain metals suited to given applications.


Students should already be familiar with

  • the concept of alloying and its effect on the general properties of a metal.


Students will not cover

  • recycling of metals,
  • extraction of metals from their ores.

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