Check 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 those interested in learning about metals and other subjects.
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
Combine the properties of magnets and springs to complete challenges and learn more about how they work with this fun game.
Learn about the properties of a variety of materials. Are metals flexible? Waterproof? Strong? Transparent? Find out with this educational game 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.
What happens when you combine alkali metals and water? Explosions!
Enjoy our fun metal experiments. Make static electricity and learn how vinegar can change the properties of steel wool.
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?
Use an aluminium can, woolen fabric and a balloon to create static electricity with this fun experiment 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.
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.
As well as being a rare and expensive metal, gold also features a range of interesting properties, read more with our interesting gold 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
Learn about the highly reactive alkali metals lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, caesium and francium.
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.
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?
Enjoy fun activities and classroom ideas related to metals with our soldering lesson plan as well as a printable metal based word search worksheet.
Help teach students the basics of soldering with this guide that features a handy soldering tips video.
Metal Word Search
How quickly can you find metal related words? Find out with this printable word search 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?