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Metals for kids

Learn about metalsCheck out the cool topic of metals for kids with our range of free games, experiments, amazing facts, science fair projects, quizzes, videos and more!

Learn about precious metals, carbon fibre, magnets and all kinds of interesting metal topics. As well as activities for children, there are also lesson plans and worksheets for teachers, ideas for parents and a whole host of free teaching resources for anyone interested in learning about metals or other science subjects online.

 
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Metal games for kids

Have fun learning about metals with these cool science games. Enjoy a range of interactive activities that will help you understand the properties of metals. Find out how magnets work, why metals are useful and more.

Magnets and springs game

Magnets and Springs

Combine the properties of magnets and springs to complete challenges and learn more about how they work with this fun game.

Material properties game

Material Properties

Learn about the properties of a variety of materials. Are metals flexible? Waterproof? Strong? Transparent? Find out with this educational game for kids.


  Chemistry videos for kids

Take a look at these great metal videos. Learn how to make your own metal detector and watch highly reactive alkali metals exploding in water.

Metal explosion video

Metal Explosion

What happens when you combine alkali metals and water? Explosions!

Metal detector video

Metal Detector

Learn how metal detectors work and try making your own.


Metal experiments for kids

Enjoy our fun metal experiments. Make static electricity and learn how vinegar can change the properties of steel wool.

Steel wool and vinegar experiment

Steel Wool and Vinegar

Learn about chemical reactions by experimenting with vinegar and steel wool, what happens to steel wool after you soak it in vinegar?

Static electricity experiment

Static Electricity

Use an aluminium can, woolen fabric and a balloon to create static electricity with this fun experiment for kids.


  Metal images, pictures and photos for kids

Check out our cool range of metal pictures and photos. Find interesting images of exploding alkali metals, modern carbon fibre, metals in element form, alloys, precious metals and more.

Sodium explosion
Carbon fibre
Magnet
Powder steel
Gold nugget
Mercury
Metal facts for kids

Check out these cool metal facts for kids and learn more about precious metals like gold and platinum, reactive alkali metals such as potassium and lithium and alloys such as bronze.

Gold facts

Gold Facts

As well as being a rare and expensive metal, gold also features a range of interesting properties, read more with our interesting gold facts.

Silver facts

Silver Facts

Do you know what sterling silver is? How about the chemical symbol of silver? Find the answers with our fun silver facts for kids.

Alkali metal facts

Alkali Metal Facts

Learn about the highly reactive alkali metals lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, caesium and francium.

Iron and steel facts

Iron and Steel Facts

Iron and steel have been used buy humans throughout history. Learn why their properties are so useful with our iron and steel facts.


  Metal quizzes for kids

Challenge your knowledge of metals and elements by trying one of our fun metal quizzes.

How much do you know about metal bonding, the chemical symbols of metals, the most common metals on Earth and metal alloys?

Metal quiz

Metal Quiz

Answer as many questions related to metal as you can.

Elements quiz

Elements Quiz

How well do you know the periodic table of elements?

Metal word scramble

Metal Word Scramble

Can you unscramble all the words related to metal?


Metal lesson plans and worksheets

Enjoy fun activities and classroom ideas related to metals with our soldering lesson plan as well as a printable metal based word search worksheet.

Soldering lesson plan

Soldering

Help teach students the basics of soldering with this guide that features a handy soldering tips video.

Metal word search

Metal Word Search

How quickly can you find metal related words? Find out with this printable word search for kids.

  Metal science fair projects for kids

Get some great ideas for a range of fun metal based science fair projects. Check out our suggested topics, find one you like and give it a go!

  • Test the effects of acids on various metals.
  • Make your own compass.
  • How do non-stick fry pan surfaces work?
  • Experiment with metals to find which are the least chemically reactive.
  • Research what kind of metals are used in modern cars.
  • Why do bike chains rust?
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