Lesson Plan: Uses of Period 4 Metals Chemistry

This lesson plan includes the objectives and prerequisites of the lesson teaching students how to list and explain uses for the period 4 d-block metals.


Students will be able to

  • list common uses for the period 4 elements from scandium to zinc,
  • discuss the economic importance of the period 4 d-block metals,
  • explain the uses of industrially important compounds formed from period 4 d-block metals.


Students should already be familiar with

  • the location of the d block and labeling of transition metals.

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